Arts & Entertainment


Knowyournumb3rs Rebirth of the New Nation: September 18 - September 23

The new moon in Virgo on the 17th conjuncts the sun in Virgo at 25° Virgo. Virgo rules the sixth house of health, service and work.

The Billie’s ‘12 Angry Men...and Women’ streamed live from NYC’s first Black Lives Matter Mural

What a magnificent performance of “12 Angry Men” by beloved Black actors who enacted all-to-familiar police misconduct/brutality scenarios Saturday Sept. 5.

Let’s Do Some Pull Ups fellas show up and out on the Bed Stuy BLM Mural

Flexin’ their complexion, the New York/Pennsylvania-based muscle-bound collective of Let’s Do Some Pull Ups, posed for a series of photos for Hollis King on the BLM Mural in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.

Oscar winner Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ is a knockout!

Oscar-winning actress Regina King did it with her film directorial debut, “One Night in Miami,” currently screening at TIFF, which the actress hopes “can inspire real transformative change.” Amazon Studios picked up “One Night in Miami” with plans to release ...

David Oyelowo has directorial debut with ‘The Water Man’

“Selma” star David Oyelowo steps behind the camera directing his first feature film “The Water Man,” which screened at TIFF. Tapping into his childhood to make an adventure fantasy film where young Black kids can see themselves on screen.

Viola Davis and husband start off Master Class Series at TIFF 2020

There is something very rewarding about covering the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) from the safety of my Harem apartment.

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert has died at 77

Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founding fathers and principal singer-songwriter of the band Toots and the Maytals, has passed away at 77 years old.

Black Theatre Coalition: Working to eradicate racial inequity

Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) is an idea whose time is now! The “Illusion of Inclusion” is such a powerful thought and so appropriate when it comes to Black people and the American theater.

58th New York Film Fest runs Sept. 17-Oct. 11

There is a saying in the entertainment industry that highlights the resilience of the artist. That saying is “the show must go on,” and for the 58th New York Film Festival, that’s exactly what’s going to happen from Sept. 17-Oct. ...

Miss Harlem Shake 2020

Not even a worldwide pandemic can stop Harlem from shining. On Sunday, Aug. 23, Harlem Shake adorned Miss Harlem Shake 2020. Congratulations to Kay Angrum!

Hotel versus vacation rental: What to consider

When you’re ready to travel again, one of your first big questions is likely to be what to do about accommodations?

The 2020 American Black Film Festival – goes virtual

In the age of COVID, film festival directors are finding creative ways to screen movies for audiences without gathering large groups at indoor venues. Hence the 2020 ABFF Online Edition.

NY not ready to reopen concert venues and comedy clubs, Cuomo says

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the music and entertainment industry in New York.

Louis Armstrong Museum names new executive director

The Louis Armstrong House Museum, the National Historic Landmark dedicated to the cultural, historical and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong, has announced Regina Bain as its new executive director.

Film at Lincoln Center holds 58th New York Film Fest Sept. 17-Oct. 11

There is a saying in the entertainment industry that highlights the resilience of the artist.