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NYC Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Performs Ribbon-Cutting Honors at ButterMEssentials Grand Opening In Brooklyn
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NYC Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Performs Ribbon-Cutting Honors at ButterMEssentials Grand Opening In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York – ButterMEssentials Opens New Store in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11217.  The Brooklyn-based company ButterMEssentials is a family owned company run by Mrs. Negesti Pinnock and her husband and partner Vayden Pinnock. New York City Council Member for the 36th Assembly District, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and northern […]

Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw
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Movie Review: Hobbes & Shaw

The Fast and the Furious franchise has surely had one of the most interesting and strangest histories I’ve ever seen. Initially, it was a story about an FBI agent trying to stop, and eventually befriending, simple criminals who loved street racing and stealing DVD players. It then eventually exploded into one of the biggest and […]

6 Ways to Save On The Cost of Moving
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6 Ways to Save On The Cost of Moving

Everyone wants to save money wherever they can, especially during the expensive process of moving.  Here are some top tips from Ross Sapir, Founder and President of Roadway Moving, one of NYC’s top rated moving companies, on how to save on the cost of moving. Move during offseason: Save money by scheduling your move between September […]

Con Edison & Food Banks Brighten Homes with Bulb Giveaway Program
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Con Edison & Food Banks Brighten Homes with Bulb Giveaway Program

Con Edison has provided food banks in New York City and Westchester County with 250,000 high-efficiency lightbulbs for distribution to residential customers. The Food Bank For New York City received 37,500 four-packs of bulbs and Feeding Westchester – the food bank that serves Westchester – received 25,000 four-packs. The food banks will work with affiliated […]

If You Want Nice Hair, Eat Like You Care
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If You Want Nice Hair, Eat Like You Care

Poor nutrition literally impacts people from head to toe because diet can significantly affect your hair — and that includes losing it. Healthy, attractive hair is often due to a combination of factors, including genetics, physical health, hair care, and eating habits. But if someone is experiencing hair breakage, hair loss, or lost luster, their poor diet […]

Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88
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Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88

Toni Morrison, the prolific author and Nobel laureate in literature died on Monday in the Bronx at the age of 88. Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Ms. Morrison lived in Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y. The first African-American woman […]

Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat
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Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat

When Leslie I. Landis embarked on a trip to China, she had no idea that her travels would serve as the genesis for the world’s newest superhero. But as she observed China’s diverse environment, inspiration struck, and Landis’ concerns about climate change, along with her vivid imagination, combined to give birth to Chendell – a […]

New York Trend NYC: July 25-31, 2019
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New York Trend NYC: July 25-31, 2019

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“Making The Band” Finalist Tyler Dumont Makes Sultry Return With “Don’t Mean It” Hit Single
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“Making The Band” Finalist Tyler Dumont Makes Sultry Return With “Don’t Mean It” Hit Single

You may remember MTV’s “Making The Band” finalist Tyler Dumont who left the reality TV show, before millions of viewers, to care for her sick mother dying of cancer. Now, the “it girl” is finally back, with a strong comeback, and sultry new hit single, “Don’t Mean It” produced by SwanQo and Josh X, (whose […]

The Kennedy Center Honors Earth, Wind & Fire
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The Kennedy Center Honors Earth, Wind & Fire

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. Recipients to be honored at the 42nd annual national celebration of the arts are: R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children’s television program Sesame Street, and conductor […]

Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary 'Menace II Society' Role In Clever New Short Film
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Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary ‘Menace II Society’ Role In Clever New Short Film

Bill Duke, G Perico, and Soren Baker have released the short film The Bookstore Menace, a clever reworking of Duke’s iconic role in the landmark 1993 film Menace II Society. The film world premiered on the Facebook page of leading hip-hop website Ambrosia For Heads last night. A legendary actor, director, producer, and owner of […]

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)  TV Honors Winners Announced
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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” earned four wins from the African American Film Critics Association, who today, announced the winners of its upcoming AAFCA TV Honors. The highly popular Netflix limited series about the infamous Central Park rape case that resulted in the arrest and false imprisonment of five black youths, received the group’s […]

Movie Review: The Lion King
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Movie Review: The Lion King

Twenty-five years ago, I went to see my very first theatrical film. That movie was The Lion King. That was the film that sent me on my path of loving movies so of course when Disney finally got to The Lion King during their “live action remake phase” I would be excited to go see […]

African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September
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African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September

On the heels of the success of Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there has been an uptick of mainstream interest in black/African stories and creators. One such rising star, Rena Barron, snagged two three-book deals with two prestigious publishers that totaled in the seven-figure range. “Rena Barron has kicked off an adventure that […]

The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem's Culture – Past.  Present. Future.
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The Apollo Theater Presents Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future.

On Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Apollo Theater in partnership with Spectrum News NY1, WLBS, and New York Amsterdam News will present Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present. Future. The panel will gather thought leaders from some of Harlem’s most influential arts organizations to celebrate milestone anniversaries in the Harlem arts community and discuss the roles these cultural organizations […]