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Lifestyle Guru B. Smith Dies at 70
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Lifestyle Guru B. Smith Dies at 70

Former model, restaurateur, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru B. Smith passed away on Saturday at the age of 70 after her battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  “It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith,” her husband, Dan Gasby, said in a statement shared […]

Actor and Comedian Doug E. Doug Releases First Novel Inspired by the Unique Experiences of the Hip-Hop Generation, The Fall of 1987
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Actor and Comedian Doug E. Doug Releases First Novel Inspired by the Unique Experiences of the Hip-Hop Generation, The Fall of 1987

Based on his viewpoint that the historic contributions of the Hip-Hop generation has largely been ignored by popular culture, actor and Comedian Doug E. Doug has released his first novel titled, The Fall of 1987, which tells dramatic story of a young Black man investigating the mysterious death of his brother during the rise of the […]

Actress Ja'net Dubois Passes Away at 74
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Actress Ja’net Dubois Passes Away at 74

Ja’Net DuBois, who played the the lovable and memorable neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” passed away on Tuesday, February 18th. The actress’ family told TMZ that DuBois died in her sleep at her Glendale, California, home. Police in Glendale said they received a report […]

New Book "Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth" Launches Online February 17, 2020!
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New Book “Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth” Launches Online February 17, 2020!

New Book Our Stories , Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth Book 1 is available for launch sale on Amazon.com starting February 17, 2020. Black Men telling their stories and speaking their truth will give readers a glimpse into their live as well as provide an inspiration for many generations into the future. Our […]

Amateur Night at the Apollo Kicks Off Its 86th Season February 19th
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Amateur Night at the Apollo Kicks Off Its 86th Season February 19th

Amateur Night at the Apollo, sponsored by Coca-Cola, returns on February 19th at 7:30 p.m. marking the 86th year of the signature program, and will introduce the new “Set It Off Man” Greginald Spencer. This season, contestants will compete for the chance to win this year’s Amateur Night champion title. Apollo Theater’s signature original, large-scale talent competition […]

The “POWER” Universe Continues with the Reveal of 3 New Series
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The “POWER” Universe Continues with the Reveal of 3 New Series

Starz, a Lionsgate company , has announced the continued expansion of the “Power” universe from prolific creator, writer, producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson with three additional distinctive, gripping chapters that will have audiences captivated for years to come following the “Power” series finale tonight. “Power” has been […]

National Black Theatre Announces Newest "I Am Soul" Workshop Productions
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National Black Theatre Announces Newest “I Am Soul” Workshop Productions

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre [NBT] announces the two workshop productions of its 51st Season “SOUL Journey: NBT Beyond Walls”: Bayano by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, directed by Jeffrey Page, and Retreat by Tracey Conyer Lee, directed by Zhailon Levingston, running March 11-15 and April 1-5 respectively. The productions are developed and commissioned through NBT’s I AM SOUL Playwrights Residency, part of NBT’s Soul […]

Charlie Wilson & Bruno Mars "Forever Valentine" Out Now
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Charlie Wilson & Bruno Mars “Forever Valentine” Out Now

Les Ballet Afrik: "New York is Burning" by Omari Wiles - 3/29-30
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Les Ballet Afrik: “New York is Burning” by Omari Wiles – 3/29-30

 In 1990, the documentary Paris is Burning was released to critical acclaim. The film chronicled New York City Drag Balls, Ball culture, and Voguing in the 1980s, capturing the elaborately structured Ball competitions and showcasing rival houses. Beyond the Ballroom, each house served as surrogate families for young Ball-walkers who faced rejection from their biological families […]

1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!
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1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!

Queens Underground 718 Presents the 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival on February 22, 2020.  Expanding on Categories and Genres, Filmmakers, Performers (singers, musicians, poets, and dancers), and small businesses/entrepreneurs; anyone from ages 10 years and up are submitting projects by the final deadline date of January 31st, 2020.  Submissions for the “Past, Present, and […]

The Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre Present "100 Years |100 Women"
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The Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre Present “100 Years |100 Women”

Park Avenue Armory, with lead partner National Black Theatre, has announced it has invited ten New York City-based cultural institutions to join 100 Years |100 Women, a two-part, multidisciplinary initiative marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Together, this cohort of institutions—which includes the Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of […]

The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia Drops New Music,  March 13th
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The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia Drops New Music, March 13th

It’s about to get very loud! The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia will release her highly awaited new EP, Louder, on March 13 via East West Records. Pre-order it HERE.   She teased out the project’s arrival with the title track and first single “Louder” [feat. Icona Pop]. Watch the “Louder” video HERE. Inspiring widespread critical applause, Rolling Stone dubbed it “dance-ready.”Billboard crowned it “catchy” and wrote, “Big Freedia makes her voice heard on ‘Louder’.”Consequence of Sound called […]

The Joyce Theater Welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet's 26th Anniversary Season
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The Joyce Theater Welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s 26th Anniversary Season

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will be at the Joyce Theater January 21 until February 2nd.

Christian McBride Presents The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons
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Christian McBride Presents The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons

Six-time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride is scheduled to release The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons, February 7th, on Mack Avenue Records (mackavenue.com). A masterful salute to Black History and the critical speeches that launched the movement of change and hope in America. Culminating musical documentation of a richly inspired piece – lauding […]

New Book Provides an Easy and Delicious 10-Day Detox Program Using Plant-Based Recipes
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New Book Provides an Easy and Delicious 10-Day Detox Program Using Plant-Based Recipes

Balancing our lives can be challenging.  We want more energy, but we are tired of all the latest trendy and fad diets.  Detoxification means ensuring your entire body is functioning at an optimal, balance level.  When our bodies are in balance, we feel energized and refreshed. Award-winning market researcher, health coach and certified yoga instructor […]