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Jessica Préalpato Names the World's Best Pastry Chef as Part of The World's 50 Best  Restaurants Awards 2019
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Jessica Préalpato Names the World’s Best Pastry Chef as Part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019

The Head Pastry Chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, Jessica Préalpato, has been voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019. Préalpato receives her award, which is sponsored by Sosa, in advance of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards ceremony, which takes place on 25 June in Singapore. The World’s 50 Best […]

Bobby Brown Foods and Vallarta Supermarkets Announce Distribution Deal
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Bobby Brown Foods and Vallarta Supermarkets Announce Distribution Deal

Entertainer, entrepreneur and Grammy award-winning singer, Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown have inked a distribution deal with Vallarta Supermarkets to distribute Bobby Brown Foods (BBF), it was announced today.  Bobby Brown Foods is now available in 50 Vallarta stores throughout California.       On June 22, 2019 Brown will make a personal appearance and […]

José Andrés Wins American Express Icon Award 2019 as Part of the World's 50 Best Restaurants Program
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José Andrés Wins American Express Icon Award 2019 as Part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Program

US-based Spanish chef and humanitarian José Andrés has been awarded the American Express Icon Award 2019. This prestigious honor is part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the restaurant industry worthy of international recognition and who has used the platform that his profile as a […]

WCS Honors Michael R. Bloomberg at Annual Gala
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WCS Honors Michael R. Bloomberg at Annual Gala

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) held its annual gala at the spectacular Central Park Zoo where 600 guests celebrated WCS’s impact on protecting the planet’s most ecologically important wild places and the extraordinary species that call them home. Gala 2019 honored entrepreneur, philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his dedication to conservation, protecting the world’s […]

Queens Native Serves Aboard U.S. Navy Warship Half A World Away
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Queens Native Serves Aboard U.S. Navy Warship Half A World Away

Seaman Maleke Abbott, a native of Queens, New York, wanted to join the Navy to further his education.  Now, one year later and half a world away, Abbott serves aboard one of the Navy’s most dependable amphibious ships at Fleet Activities Sasebo, patrolling one of the world’s busiest maritime regions as part of U.S. 7th […]

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era
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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era

Rev. Dr. Walrond has begun her new role as the New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) 12th president — and as its first African American female president —on June 3rd marking a historic milestone for the 119-year-old institution.  Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new […]

Con Edison Projects Lower Summer Bills
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Con Edison Projects Lower Summer Bills

Con Edison is forecasting lower bills for residential customers during this summer season, compared to last year, as the energy company invests more than $1.5 billion in its overhead and underground electric delivery systems to meet usage demands on peak hot days. A typical New York City residential customer using 350 kilowatt hours per month […]

New York Aquarium Announces Family-Friendly Events in June
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New York Aquarium Announces Family-Friendly Events in June

For the past 20 years, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have celebrated our planet with annual Party For The Planet® events. This year, with the support from the Disney Conservation Fund, members will be helping their communities “spring into action” with opportunities for families to volunteer to improve our planet from Earth […]

Ricky Martin Announced as Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade
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Ricky Martin Announced as Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade

 The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) Board of Directors announced additional themes and tributes that will make up its 2019 celebration.  Under the theme, “One People, Many Voices,” the Parade will continue celebrating the best of Puerto Rican culture and history, paying tribute to key historical figures and raising awareness on issues of importance in […]

Carrabba's Italian Grill Offers Endless Sangrias; $10 Take Home Meal When You Dine-In
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Carrabba’s Italian Grill Offers Endless Sangrias; $10 Take Home Meal When You Dine-In

National Wine Day is Saturday, May 25th but Carrabba’s Italian Grill is celebrating the entire Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering endless glasses of blackberry, peach or red sangria all day for $12.99 with the purchase of an entrée. For guests wanting to enjoy more of their Italian favorites, for a […]

Disney Comes to Harlem to Unveil New S.T.E.M. Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem
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Disney Comes to Harlem to Unveil New S.T.E.M. Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem

On Friday, May 10th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem unveiled its new state-of-the-art Center of Innovation, designed to spark youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and shape the leaders of tomorrow. Funded by Disney, the Center of Innovation will be outfitted with modern technology such as 3D printers, high-definition video conferencing […]

Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival
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Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival

ESSENCE Communications, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, has announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will headline its 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, LA, taking place July 4-7, 2019. On the heels of the historic success of her book Becoming, the appearance will mark Mrs. […]

Snipes Acquires Shoe Chain KicksUSA, Will Celebrate with DJ Khaled
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Snipes Acquires Shoe Chain KicksUSA, Will Celebrate with DJ Khaled

European lifestyle retailer Snipes will make its East Coast debut with the help of DJ Khaled in East Harlem on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. In a move to expand its collection of lifestyle footwear and apparel, Snipes has acquired KicksUSA and will transition its brand, signage and operations to 62 existing KicksUSA stores along the […]

4 Ways To Be A Positive Force In The Lives Of Others
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4 Ways To Be A Positive Force In The Lives Of Others

Do you think you have an impact on others?  The truth is we impact everyone around us every day – both positively and negatively.   “We can make a huge difference if we become more intentional about having a positive impact on others,”  says Dr. Bobby J. Grossi, a motivational speaker and author of the […]

Rediscovering Yourself Once The Kids Are Older
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Rediscovering Yourself Once The Kids Are Older

After watching their children walk out the door for the last time as they embark upon their own lives, many parents feel lost.  For the last 20 years, they have identified their role in life as family nurturer, dealing with diapers, homework and soccer practice. So how do you turn off that part of your […]