Arts & Entertainment


‘When Harlem Saved a King’ premieres at the Apollo Theater

A documentary called "When Harlem Saved a King" looks at a forgotten chapter of Harlem history

Harlem restaurateur dishes great meals here and at the Open

It can be very hard to get the attention of sports media members who are fed everything from corn dogs to prime rib, shrimp and lobster with a variety of sides and assorted desserts, but chef J.J. Johnson was prepared ...

Benefit concert featuring Najee supports addiction prevention and recovery

The PILLARS recovery center is partnering with GUIDEPOSTS to host their first annual fundraiser in the fight against substance misuse on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

Staten Island Black Heritage Parade/Family Day set for Sept. 21

The Ninth annual Staten Island Black Heritage Parade/ Family Day is taking place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stapleton.

Secret Swimming Spots in the Caribbean

When you’re in on a secret you feel special. While there are places in the Caribbean that are on everyone’s must-see list, better still is the insider’s list for those in “the know.”

‘Hustlers’—a reason to go the movies!

The world places its proverbial foot on the necks of the woman—around the world—so it’s no surprise that women use their sexuality as a weapon, and it’s a powerful one.

Horoscopes with Ashley’s Aquarian Age, September 19 - September 25

By far the most exciting astrological event this week is Saturn stationing direct. Or, the change of the direction of Saturn.

Three titans of tenor sax at the John Coltrane Jazz Festival in Harlem

Bill Saxton, Alvin Wink Flythe and Todd Herbert explore the intricacies of the music of John Coltrane on stage Saturday Sept. 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, located at 52 West 116th Street ...

Interactive adventures await your young explorers at ‘Pip’s Island’

There is a hidden treasure for the family on the corner of 42nd Street and 9th Avenue. Well, maybe not truly hidden since from half a block away you can see the name on the building: “Pip’s Island.” Well let ...

‘American Moor’—an affirmation of classical talent

Keith Hamilton Cobb has created and stars in a brilliant, thought provoking play called “American Moor” playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

Spring/Summer Fashion Week reviews

What a fabulous affair! ESSENCE Fashion House made its New York Fashion Week (NYFW) debut and premiered the ESSENCE Best in Black Fashion Awards on Sept. 4 at 523 West 37th St., NYC.

Understated styles for spring/summer 2020

For Noon by Noor’s spring 2020 NYFW collection, designers were inspired by the l Bahraini pearl and its surroundings.

Choreographer Donald Byrd receives 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award

Donald Byrd, choreographer, theater artist, artistic director of the New York-based Donald Byrd/The Group from 1978-2002, and creator of memorable works including the highly celebrated “The Harlem Nutcracker,” is one of six recipients of the 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awards.

Nia Hampton creates unprecedented space for Black femme filmmakers

Filmmaker, Black feminist, author and organizer Nia Hampton is a young Black woman on the rise.

Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation at the Apollo, Sept. 23

“The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine.”―Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Between the World and Me”