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Jonathan Butler Sings the Songs of  Bacharach
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Jonathan Butler Sings the Songs of Bacharach

This writer had the opportunity to talk to South African singer/songwriter/producer, Jonathan Butler, who is presently touring his latest album CLOSE TO YOU which features the timeless music of composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. Mr. Butler was in NY for a day before he moved on to Richmond, Va. Butler grew up in […]

The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 - June 9
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The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 – June 9

The citywide New York African Film Festival(NYAFF)reaches backward into time and forward into the unknown for its 26th edition to center audiences in the present, with cutting-edge films from throughout the ages, films that regale with resplendent talesof all things African.Under the theme “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time,” this year the event launches at BAM […]

"Invincible" Returns to Lehman Center
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“Invincible” Returns to Lehman Center

In honor of the 10th year of the passing of Michael Jackson, I spoke with Darrin Ross, the creator/producer of “Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson,” who is once again bringing his blockbuster extravaganza to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in the Bronx, on Saturday, May […]

The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 23nd Year
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The American Heart Association’s Annual Hamptons Heart Ball Returns for its 23nd Year

Summer is fast approaching, and the Hamptons are the place to be this event season. An event that will once again stand out this summer is the American Heart Association’s 23rd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball.  This incredibly anticipated event will be taking place at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY on Saturday, June 22, […]

NY District of the U.S. SBA Visits 2019 Small Business Champion on Long Island
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NY District of the U.S. SBA Visits 2019 Small Business Champion on Long Island

On April 17, 2019 the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration came to Long Island to visit its 2019 Small Business Champion Phil Andrews. Andrews was presented with a certificate in conjunction with being named this year’s small business champion. The New York District Office covers 14 counties in Downstate, […]

National Small Business Week Announced May 5, 2019 to May 11, 2019
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National Small Business Week Announced May 5, 2019 to May 11, 2019

National Small Business Week is celebrated in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. For more than 50 years the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Long Island African American Chamber […]

NFL’s 1st African American Female Coach will be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Event
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NFL’s 1st African American Female Coach will be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Event

At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, The Fierce Fabulous Unstoppable Executive Leadership Conference will be commemorated locally at the Brooklyn Hilton on Sunday, June 2nd 9am-5pm through a rich diversity of initiatives, celebrating women’s accomplishments, and potential, while reflecting on this year’s theme “Reclaiming our Time” Technological advances, mobility of […]

NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System
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NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System

NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system serving more than one million New Yorkers annually, today announced that the health system was able to secure more than $2 million in special loan forgiveness grants for 17 physicians in exchange for their commitment to continue serving needy New Yorkers in the Health + Hospitals […]

Co-Creator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry, Inc. Awarded "Diversity In Business" Award by Long Island Business News
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Co-Creator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry, Inc. Awarded “Diversity In Business” Award by Long Island Business News

On April 16, 2019 Long Island Business News honored Gregory Singer, LMSW, SBL, SDL – AKA (Rage Sinclaire) and Co-Creator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry, Inc. as one of the 2019 Diversity in Business Honorees at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.  Long Island Business News awards are designed to highlight the outstanding […]

Con Edison Director from Hempstead Need YMCA Black Achiever in Industry
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Con Edison Director from Hempstead Need YMCA Black Achiever in Industry

A Con Edison director who helped organize the company’s response to the hurricane that tore through Puerto Rico in 2017 has been named winner of a Black Achiever in Industry Award by the Harlem YMCA. Hempstead, Long Island resident Catherine Lewis, who works in Con Edison’s Emergency Preparedness group, received the award for her professional […]

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves, Harlem Stage's Signature Dance Series - May 2-11
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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves, Harlem Stage’s Signature Dance Series – May 2-11

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2019 season of performances. The 2019 spring season is curated by Monique Martin, Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and […]

National Black Theatre Joins Forces with the Apollo Theater for WiLDFLOWER
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National Black Theatre Joins Forces with the Apollo Theater for WiLDFLOWER

The Apollo Theater Salon Series in partnership with Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will present WiLDFLOWER, the staged concert reading of the full-length musical with book, music and lyrics by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond Thompson, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, on the Apollo Theater Soundstage. Tickets to the event, directed by Logan […]

The Billie Holiday Theatre  Continues its Spring 2019 Season With The World Premiere of  A Walk Into Slavery
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The Billie Holiday Theatre Continues its Spring 2019 Season With The World Premiere of A Walk Into Slavery

The award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the world premiere of the ground-breaking A Walk Into Slavery.  As 2019 marks the 400thyear of the first enslaved Africans brought to the Jamestown settlement in America, The Billie will present this multi-media meditation experience as it takes audiences on an evocative and emotional historical expedition to the genesis […]

New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce President, Phil Andrews Named 2019 SBA NY District Small Business Champion
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New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce President, Phil Andrews Named 2019 SBA NY District Small Business Champion

On March 11, 2019 the Small Business Administration’s New York District Office formally announced the selection of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s President Phil Andrews as the 2019 Small Business Champion for the New York District office which is in Downstate New York at 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York. […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Honors Lynnette Carr-Hicks During 21st Annual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards Ceremony
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Honors Lynnette Carr-Hicks During 21st Annual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards Ceremony

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) honored Lynnette Carr-Hicks, the creator and founder of Uniondale High School’s nationally and internationally acclaimed “Rhythm of The Knight” show choir during Nassau County’s 21stannual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards ceremony on Monday, March 25.  Lynnette Carr-Hicks, who earned a B.S. in Music Business and Vocal Performance from […]