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'A Soulful Music Celebration' returns to Aaron Davis Hall
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‘A Soulful Music Celebration’ returns to Aaron Davis Hall

A moving voyage through the sounds of the Black American experience returns to Aaron Davis Hall as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents “A Soulful Music Celebration” on Saturday, April 6, at 3 p.m. The event, featuring Marvin Lowe and Friends and narrated by Obie-award winning actress Barbara Montgomery will take audiences on a […]

The Mothers of the Movement [M.O.M.S] Celebrated
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The Mothers of the Movement [M.O.M.S] Celebrated

Fifty years ago, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer founded the National Black Theatre (NBT). NBT, New York City’s oldest continually run Black theater, is celebrating its golden anniversary with “NBT Beyond Walls,” with activities across the city, country and world. On Saturday in honor of Women’s History Month, National Black Theatre partnered with the Weeksville Heritage […]

17th Annual International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC Showcases Beauty's Biggest Trends
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17th Annual International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC Showcases Beauty’s Biggest Trends

I had the pleasure of attending the International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC last week to view the beauty industry’s biggest trends. The floor was abuzz with the top wellness & beauty topics we can expect to see in 2019 and beyond. Check them out below: CBD Infused Beauty: […]

'Dessert Goals' Dessert Festival: March 23-24 in Long Island City
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‘Dessert Goals’ Dessert Festival: March 23-24 in Long Island City

Hosted at Sound River Studios in Long Island City, this 6th NYC installment of Dessert Goals is Party Animal themed, and will feature NEW and exciting activities & events including:  The FIRST EVER Dessert Goals at Night preview party, featuring a 21+ preview of the festival, complete with sweet treat cocktails for revelers seeking a sugar rush. Friday 3/22, ($55/pp)   Admission […]

Harlem Haberdashery 2019 Masquerade Ball
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Harlem Haberdashery 2019 Masquerade Ball

On a chilly Saturday evening in March, Harlem Haberdashery celebrated three special honorees that used their careers and connections to help children and youth excel to the next level – Audrey Smaltz (The Ground Crew,) Jamel Wright (Harlem Jets) and Terrell Stowers (Marching Cobras) and mostly importantly the night benefited The Boys & Girls Club […]

“ColorStruck” In A Racist Society
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“ColorStruck” In A Racist Society

The Theater for the New City, located at 155 First Avenue in New York City, invited California Bay area comedian and actor Donald E Lacy, Jr. to bring his 8:00 p.m., one-man show “Color Struck” to New York audiences, leaving them awestruck. Lacy in large degree covers the insanity of Institutionalized Racism and the damage […]

Ailey II, Continuing the Celebration of Alvin Ailey's 60 Year Legacy
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Ailey II, Continuing the Celebration of Alvin Ailey’s 60 Year Legacy

The Ailey organization continues its 60th Anniversary celebration during the annual New York season of Ailey II – The Next Generation of Dance. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the 12 rising stars will perform at NYU Skirball March 13-17, showcasing their talents in two programs: All New featuring works by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Robert Battle and Troy Powell; and Returning Favorites featuring works by […]

Thirteen Years of Freestyle at Lehman Center
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Thirteen Years of Freestyle at Lehman Center

Cynthia Torres, a.k.a. Cynthia, was excited to talk about her upcoming show as part of the Forever Freestyle 13 concert on Saturday, March 16, at 8:00 pm celebrating 13 years of Latin Freestyle music at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West in the Bronx where 14 Latin Freestyle […]

Nana Camille Yarbrough  "No Matter What"
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Nana Camille Yarbrough “No Matter What”

Nana Camille Yarbrough’s Ancestor House, in collaboration with The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry, presented a special performance of Nana Camille Yarbrough’s poetic and musical works entitled No Matter What: Nana Camille Yarbrough at The Schomburg Center. The one-night-only production took place on Thursday, February 14, 2019,at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture(515 Malcolm X […]

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island
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Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) visited The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, President at Springboard Incubators in Hempstead. The Long Island Links NSBE Jr Chapter hosted Dr. Reid, special guests former Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper and Steven […]

New NYC Restaurant Alert: Elysian Fields Café
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New NYC Restaurant Alert: Elysian Fields Café

The Columbia University community is now more vibrant with the arrival of Elysian Fields Café, where guests can enjoy delectable traditional and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine while relaxing and socializing in an exciting, rustic-modern space with a pop of a metropolitan feel.   The 5,500 square-foot space is beautifully divided in two sections. The 3000 sq.ft. Café seats […]

Black Female Radio Duo in NYC Hails from BET, Charlie Rose, MTV
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Black Female Radio Duo in NYC Hails from BET, Charlie Rose, MTV

 “ALL OF IT” is a live daily (2 hour) radio show about culture and arts in and around New York City, that airs on WNYC (America’s most listened to public radio station) – with guests including newsmakers, tastemakers, artists, and creators. The show’s host interviews ~40+ guests every single week (!) from high profile actors […]

Apollo Theater Presents WOW - Women of the World Festival
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Apollo Theater Presents WOW – Women of the World Festival

The Apollo Theater revealed the line-up for the third annual WOW – Women of the World Festival. Presented over four days in various spaces at the iconic cultural theater, the WOW Festival runs from March 12-17 and will feature workshops, activities, programming, and performances with artists, community leaders, writers, thinkers, activists, and leaders exploring a variety of issues across cultural, civic, and social […]

Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams Celebrates LL Dent Founders Lillian and Leisa Dent at Nassau County Legislature
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Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams Celebrates LL Dent Founders Lillian and Leisa Dent at Nassau County Legislature

Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) led the legislature in honoring Lillian and Leisa Dent, proprietors of soul food destination LL Dent Restaurant, during a Black History Month observance at the Nassau County Legislature on Monday, Feb. 25. LL Dent was the outgrowth of blending mother Lillian’s Georgia roots with Leisa’s […]

The Billie Holiday Theatre Announces Cast For Women's History Month Program
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The Billie Holiday Theatre Announces Cast For Women’s History Month Program

The Billie Holiday Theatre in collaboration with Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop announces the cast and selected writers for the third annual monologue showcase, 50in50: Letters to Our Daughters to honor Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3pm and 7pm at the Kumble Theater at LIU, Brooklyn. In response to a curatorial statement […]