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Museum of Broadway Coming to New York City in 2020
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Museum of Broadway Coming to New York City in 2020

It has been announced that the Museum of Broadway will launch in Times Square, New York City in 2020. The pop-up museum’s unique exhibits will create rich, immersive, visual experiences that take fans on a journey from the birth of Broadway through present day – and everything in between. Visitors will be treated to a one-of-a-kind […]

Affluent Children with Low Test Scores Have a 71% Chance of Being Affluent Adults at Age 25 Compared to Only a 31% Chance for Poor Children with High Test Scores, Says New Georgetown University Report
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Affluent Children with Low Test Scores Have a 71% Chance of Being Affluent Adults at Age 25 Compared to Only a 31% Chance for Poor Children with High Test Scores, Says New Georgetown University Report

The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts long before college, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal Chances to […]

Movie Review: Brightburn
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Movie Review: Brightburn

Everyone knows the story of Superman. A baby who escaped the destruction of his home planet, crashed to Earth and was raised by a kindly couple in the middle of nowhere. He grew into the very personification of truth, justice and the American way, protecting the innocent and living by a strict moral code. Of […]

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 […]

National Black Theatre Takes Over 125th Street this June
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National Black Theatre Takes Over 125th Street this June

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) closes out its golden anniversary season with the world premiere of 125th & FREEdom, a five-hour public performance dance project by Ebony Noelle Golden this June. Written, choreographed and directed by Golden, the piece will make Harlem’s iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: “If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how […]

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 […]

New York Trend NYC: May 16-23, 2019
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New York Trend NYC: May 16-23, 2019

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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. […]

The "Supreme Glamour" of  Mary Wilson
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The “Supreme Glamour” of Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson was in Las Vegas when we talked. As a former Supreme, Ms. Wilson expressed her love of being a Supreme but assured me she is enjoying her life now as a solo artist. Wilson is performing her own music, stepping out from the background into the forefront as a performer in her own […]

Movie Review: John Wick 3
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Movie Review: John Wick 3

Nearly five years ago, the action film John Wick burst on to the scene and became one of the biggest sleeper hits of the decade. Critics lauded it’s action scenes, story, world building and of course, the film’s star Keanu Reeves. It catapulted first time directors and long time stuntmen, as well as second unit […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stand Taller for Posture Month
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Stand Taller for Posture Month

Mom was right, posture is important, especially as we spend our days hunched over phones and computers.  Poor posture strains muscles and joints, and is linked to back and neck pain, as well as overall stress and even depression.  Plus slumping makes you look older. May is Posture Month, so here are 10 tips to ACE your […]

Kevin Byrd Set To Be Interviewed On July 30, 2019 At Famed Stanley Theater On The Joe Kelly Show In Utica, NY Commemorating 30th Anniversary of His Life Work
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Kevin Byrd Set To Be Interviewed On July 30, 2019 At Famed Stanley Theater On The Joe Kelly Show In Utica, NY Commemorating 30th Anniversary of His Life Work

On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 3:00 pm internationally recognized Award Winning Actor, Prostate Cancer Advocate, Founder of BrownByrd Foundation, Inc. Kevin Byrd will be interviewed on the Joe Kelly Show of WUTR.  WUTR is an ABC-News Network affiliated television station licensed to Utica, New York, United States and serving Central Upstate New York’s Mohawk […]