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NYC Health Department Announces "The National Salt & Sugar Reduction Initiative"
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NYC Health Department Announces “The National Salt & Sugar Reduction Initiative”

The NYC Health Department has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent by 2025. The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI) is a partnership of nearly 100 local, city and state health departments, associations, and health organizations across the country. The NSSRI is advocating for lowering the amount of sugar in […]

The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball Tops $1M in Contributions Once Again
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The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball Tops $1M in Contributions Once Again

    This year’s Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Masquerade Ball and After Party, an annual benefit gala in support of the 54-year-old arts organization, surpassed expectations once again by raising over a million dollars, for the second year in a row. The event was held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and was […]

Briana Bigham From "Harlem Heights" To Design For #RadiantDanceOff HBCU
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Briana Bigham From “Harlem Heights” To Design For #RadiantDanceOff HBCU

By Staff For those who are wondering whatever happened to some of the cast members of BET’s 2009 reality series “Harlem Heights,” one of its stars is doing big things. Briana Bigham, who was one of the show’s standouts, has become an in-demand fashionista and is considered a triple threat in the style industry. The […]

New Facial Recognition Technology Will Register NYC Births &  Deaths
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New Facial Recognition Technology Will Register NYC Births & Deaths

The NYC Health Department has launched eVital, a new system for reporting births and deaths in New York City. eVital, used primarily by hospitals and funeral directors, will replace the decade-old Electronic Vital Events Registration System (EVERS). Last year, 12,000 people used this system to register 122,000 births, 53,000 deaths, and issue one million official certificates. […]

John Legend, Charlamagne Tha God, Remy Ma & More Shine at CULTURECON
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John Legend, Charlamagne Tha God, Remy Ma & More Shine at CULTURECON

The second annual CultureCon 2018 featured a plethora of thought-leaders in arts, politics, culture and creativity on Saturday, October 13. Powered by The Creative Collective NYC, a platform dedicated to curating brave spaces for creatives of color, CultureCon hosted over 700 young creatives for a one day creative conference celebrating the influential shifts on society […]

Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Announce North American Tour Dates for 2019
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Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Announce North American Tour Dates for 2019

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have released their self-titled debut EP along with a brand new, heartwarming single titled ‘Home,’ out now on all digital platforms worldwide. The touching single completes their 6-song EP, which features production by the legendary Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire, and includes previous releases ‘I Want You,’ ‘Tonic,’ ‘Safe Zone,’ […]

Cardi B's Performance at the 2018 AMAs [VIDEO]
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Cardi B’s Performance at the 2018 AMAs [VIDEO]

A Moving Account of A Son's Tragic Death
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A Moving Account of A Son’s Tragic Death

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr’s life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner’s life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe while a white policeman held him down on […]

Vivian Green Releases New Music Video for "Vibes" Directed by Derek Blanks
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Vivian Green Releases New Music Video for “Vibes” Directed by Derek Blanks

Longevity relies on progression. A lasting catalog evolves with its creator, growing, changing, and expanding in tandem to the artist. Once again, platinum-selling and critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Vivian Green continues to progress six albums into her illustrious career on the aptly titled, VGVI [Make Noise/Caroline]—pronounced “vee-gee-six.” Driven by the show-stopping voice […]

Bobby Brown Honors His Daughter By Helping Other Women
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Bobby Brown Honors His Daughter By Helping Other Women

Ever since his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died tragically in July 2015, R&B singer Bobby Brown has been fighting to protect her image, set the record straight, and to make sure the person responsible for her death was held accountable. He also also been working to help other young women.   Brown founded the Bobbi […]

JLO Rocks MTV VMA's & Accepts Vanguard Award [Full Performance]
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JLO Rocks MTV VMA’s & Accepts Vanguard Award [Full Performance]

Kofi Annan, Dead at 80
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Kofi Annan, Dead at 80

Kofi Annan, the diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, died on Saturday,  in Bern, Switzerland. He was 80. His death, at a hospital there, was confirmed by his family in a statement released by the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. It said he died after a […]

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76
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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin,”the Queen of Soul,” has died.  According to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family, the talented and revered gospel singer died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends. The “official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by […]

Harlem Globetrotter Makes Epic Shot from an Airplane
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Harlem Globetrotter Makes Epic Shot from an Airplane

Harlem Globetrotters’ star Bull Bullard travelled above the Wildwoods in a two-person Super Cub on his way to a nearby airport where the hoop awaited on the runway. In the video, Bull reminisced about his two prior trick shots in Wildwood, including one from the SkyCoaster at Morey’s Piers in 2016 and from a helicopter […]

Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman Publish an Original Work of Fiction: TALON OF GOD
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Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman Publish an Original Work of Fiction: TALON OF GOD

International film and television action star Wesley Snipes, along with co-author Ray Norman have announced the publication of a work of fiction, a supernatural thriller. Their novel, entitled Talon of God, is a non-stop contemporary fantasy adventure sure to please readers with its suspense and compelling drama.  The novel’s leading role, Lauryn Jefferson, is a […]