Healing Music for Turbulent Times

Two musicians find friendship during quarantine.

Broadway for Biden: ‘A Concert for the Soul of the Nation’ free & live Oct. 21

This is the most important election this country has faced in my lifetime. Under Donald Trump’s leadership the country is dying, ill, suffering, unemployed and divided.

Stealth Isolation: the work of Nina Simone & Dionne Warwick

It has been reported widely that the president of the United States has contracted COVID-19.

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.

Stealth isolation: Cardi B interviews Joe Biden; ‘Black Freethinkers’

America is a leading country that harbors the most cases of COVID-19. Our government’s leader did not act and is not doing everything possible to keep citizens safe.

Jimi Hendrix, Harlem’s adopted son: 50 years gone, but still No. 1

It is hard to believe that Sept. 18, 2020 will mark 50 years that Jimi Hendrix’s physical essence was extinguished from this planet.

Sistas’ Place—the watering hole for the Black soul

The legendary Sistas’ Place, one of the last Black jazz clubs standing in Brooklyn, closed out their very special outdoor summer concert series last Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, with the phenomenal Camille Gainer Jones Trio.

Stealth Isolation: ‘WAP,’ Black women’s liberation & our concerns

It’s been nearly five months since the first shutdowns in the United States due to COVID-19.

Stealth Isolation: ‘Black Is King’—Aspirations of royalty

As scientists race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the world continues to live in limbo. Now that it has been nearly half a year, the world seems to be adjusting to the daily cautions and the news of spikes ...

Stealth Isolation: ‘Was Beethoven Black?’ Five Black composers we never knew

When thinking on what to write this week I came across a couple of Twitter threads commenting on how “Beethoven is Black” has been trending online

VIDEO: Harlem jazz tribute to George Floyd

New York State Jazz Literacy and Arts Society Inc. hosted a free jazz livestream concert memorializing and celebrating the life of George Floyd

Stealth Isolation: Quarantine review—Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

This quarantine has been the great equalizer of the human experience.

Valeisha Butterfield Jones named Recording Academy’s first diversity & inclusion officer

Valeisha Butterfield Jones, a leader, a global influencer, and culture shifter has been named the Recording Academy’s first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Chuck D: ‘There’s a Poison Going On’

It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax.

Stealth Isolation Series: 5 new futuristic albums to listen to

Our culture is experiencing the presence of an unprecedented global pandemic. In order to slow the spread of the menacing COVID-19 illness, people all over the world are being told to practice social distancing and self isolation as a proactive ...