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Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.

The Trend With Justin A Williams

The Trend With Justin A Williams

“The Trend with Justin A Williams” podcast is an extension of the historic NY Trend Newspaper and NY Trend Online! This podcast continues the legacy of engaging content that covers a variety of issues that make culture awesome! Always conversational and always current, this podcast is meant for people who love a lil’ laughter and […]

Travel Tech Gadgets For 2022

Travel Tech Gadgets For 2022

Travel in 2022 is beginning to come back with caution-everyone is ready! Below are a few products that will make business, family, recreation, honeymoon, long or short travel easier for anyone at any age! LumiCharge LD: They thought of everything when they developed LumiCharge-LD! This all-in-one lamp, charger and Bluetooth speaker is compact and perfect […]

Valentine's Day Getaways: Cozy Up Next To A Roaring Fire In These Hygge Hotel Rooms

Valentine’s Day Getaways: Cozy Up Next To A Roaring Fire In These Hygge Hotel Rooms

While most travelers believe that fulfilling trips are best spent wandering beyond the walls of a hotel room, there’s no denying that enjoying downtime in an extremely cozy space can enhance the quality of a travel experience, especially when the temperatures drop.  Creating an ambiance of intimacy and romance, the crackle of the fire at […]

Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Jersey Boys'   Celebrates 1000th Performance At New World Stages

Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ Celebrates 1000th Performance At New World Stages

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical “Jersey Boys” celebrates its 1000th performance at New York City’s New World Stages of Jan. 9, 2022. To mark the milestone, cast members from the New York, London and US Tour productions of “Jersey Boys” sent their congratulations. “Jersey Boys” stars Jonathan Cable as Nick Massi, Aaron […]

Boss Women: How Tracy Vontelle Green And Nancey Harris Turned Their Eyewear Brand Vontélle Into A Success

Boss Women: How Tracy Vontelle Green And Nancey Harris Turned Their Eyewear Brand Vontélle Into A Success

Tracy Vontélle Green and Nancey Harris founded Vontélle eyewear brand with the focus to bring fashionable eyewear to the masses. Today, Vontélle is one of the few thriving Black-owned brands. The two entrepreneurs gave The New York Trend insight into how they did it. Q: What have been some of the challenges you faced during […]

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

In the summer of 2020, Reverend Al Sharpton stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, preparing to give the keynote address of the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March. He noticed an older man in the crowd wearing a […]

New Edition, Charlie Wilson And Jodeci Bring The Culture Tour Coming To NY

New Edition, Charlie Wilson And Jodeci Bring The Culture Tour Coming To NY

Veteran R&B group New Edition headlines an iconic lineup with the legendary Charlie Wilson, along with special guest Jodeci, the bad boys of R&B. The Culture Tour kicks off a 30-city tour on February 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ga., with stops in Los Angeles, New York, and New Edition’s hometown of Boston. In 1983, New […]

Musical 'Little Girl Blue' Inspired By Nina Simone's Life Opens 2022

Musical ‘Little Girl Blue’ Inspired By Nina Simone’s Life Opens 2022

Little Girl Blue (LGB), a musical inspired by Nina Simone’s life, written by and starring Laiona Michelle, will open Off-Broadway at the Shubert Organization’s New World Stages (Stage 5) on Feb. 28, 2022, it was announced by the show’s lead producer, Rashad V. Chambers (co-producer of American Son, Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The […]

Ocean Casino Resort Brings Legendary Serendipity3 To Atlantic City

Ocean Casino Resort Brings Legendary Serendipity3 To Atlantic City

Ocean Casino Resort announced the addition of the legendary New York City restaurant, Serendipity3. Debuting Spring 2022, Serendipity3, home of the world famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, will offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience transporting Ocean’s guests into a fantasy world filled with great food and dream-sized desserts. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant and adjacent ice cream parlor will […]

Beach Plum Farm: Cape May Wellness Getaway

Beach Plum Farm: Cape May Wellness Getaway

Beach Plum Farm, Cape May’s idyllic 62-acre working farm, has brought back its beloved Rooted package for 2022, and this winter it focuses on all things wellness and hitting the reset button –  perfect for those looking for a “Dry January” destination or getaway with friends focused on clean eating and relaxation. Throughout January, guests […]

Ladies' Alert: The Body Shop Partnered With Expert To Answer Most Searched For Period Skin Questions

Ladies’ Alert: The Body Shop Partnered With Expert To Answer Most Searched For Period Skin Questions

Glands in the face have hormone receptors that are affected by menstrual hormone fluctuations  Hormonal breakouts usually occur around the jawline  Itchy skin occurs during the period of the menstrual cycle where estrogen levels drop and the hormone receptors on the sebaceous glands are not stimulated  Oily skin during and shortly after your period occurs […]

The Brooklyn Circus' Ouigi Theodore Releases Final Collection For Sun + Stone With Macy's

The Brooklyn Circus’ Ouigi Theodore Releases Final Collection For Sun + Stone With Macy’s

Ouigi Theordore of The Brooklyn Circus has released his final collection with Macy’s for Sun + Stone. This collaboration wraps up the retailer’s three-part “Icons of Style” initiative which also features lines by Zerina Akers, Misa Hylton, Aminah Abdul Jillil, and Allen Onyia. Through this effort, Macy’s spotlights black creatives within the fashion space and […]

Ailey’s Joyful #ReunitedWeDance Opening Night Gala

Ailey’s Joyful #ReunitedWeDance Opening Night Gala

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicked off its three-week 2021 homecoming season December 1 with a one-night only gala benefit complete with an inspirational performance at New York City Center and star-studded dinner-party at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.  The evening’s much anticipated return to the stage “honoring our audience, our inspiration”, featured Artistic Director Robert Battle’s […]

'Love & Hip Hop' Star PHresher Gives To Brooklyn's Needy

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star PHresher Gives To Brooklyn’s Needy

“Love & Hip Hop” star PHresher and his wife, Jenn Coreano, who appears on the series with him, have been spending the holiday season giving back to residents of their former neighborhood in Brooklyn. He’s set to do it again. PHresher will be giving back to the community this season with a Winter Wonderland toy […]

22 New Hilton Properties To Explore In 2022

22 New Hilton Properties To Explore In 2022

Many travelers finally got back on the road this year, reuniting with loved ones, returning to favorite vacation spots, and even taking that long-dreamed-of bucket-list vacation.  According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the travel surge that began in 2021 will continue in 2022, with travel in the U.S. sector estimated to grow by […]