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West End Presbyterian Church shares music, fellowship with community

The church bells of West End Presbyterian Church ring out majestically every hour on the hour.

Inez Reid’s tireless work for domestic violence awareness

Inez Reid, director of social services at Cluster House in New York City, is one person who is totally aware of the horrendous, terrifying darkness of domestic violence—and she is doing something to fight it.

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Felix Soto keeps hope alive at Cluster House

It is 4 p.m. Friday, and Felix Soto, UPwards employment specialist at Urban Pathways, is about to begin his one-hour session at the Cluster House, 902 Amsterdam Ave. in New York City.

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Gary Kirkland brings creativity, enthusiasm and enjoyment to patients at MPC

Sunshine and a gentle summer breeze are the order of a glorious August Saturday afternoon at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center’s Casa Verde, located at the Ward’s Island complex in New York City.

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‘A Lighthouse in NY’ at the Shomberg

There is a lighthouse in Harlem, and it shone brilliantly on Friday, Sept. 27 when the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (ABPS) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture launched “A Lighthouse in New York,” a groundbreaking exhibit that will run through Jan. 4, 2014.

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James Baldwin works released as eBooks

James Baldwin’s major novels, plays and nonfiction were recently published as eBooks by Vintage Books on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Carib Lingo: Damian Marley’s reggae cruise offers something special

Carib Lingo

Have you been looking for a super special getaway package for next fall? Well, look no further. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines have something very special for you. It’s the first annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, a one-of-a-kind, five-night musical voyage that will set sail from Miami to Jamaica in October 2014.

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‘Mother of George’ shines at Angelika Sept. 13

Andrew Dosunmu’s highly anticipated film “Mother of George” makes its New York premier on Sept. 13 at the Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston St., after winning the well-deserved Best Cinematography Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Christopher Martin signs with VP Records

Jamaican singer Christopher Martin, the new face at VP Records, is all set to combine music and charisma as he blots the ink of his recently signed deal, which has him gearing up for his full-length debut album with the Caribbean record label.

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Casting Pearls ‘Soul Doctor’ at Circle in the Square Theatre

“Soul Doctor,” the Broadway musical about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his incredible association with the legendary vocalist-musician Nina Simone, opened earlier this month at Circle in the Square Theatre, located at 1633 Broadway in New York City.

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