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Goodbye and thank you Miss Carol Diahann Johnson

Born in the _ and raised in _! If the two towns involved in the equation are the Bronx and Harlem a uniquely flavored individual will surely manifest.

60,000 strong gathered on the Great Lawn at Central Park for the 2019 Global Citizen Festival

World and business leaders, non-profit organizations, and thousands (in excess of 60,000) Global Citizens united on the Great Lawn at Central Park for the 2019 Global Citizen Festival.

Cynthia Erivo strong as Harriet Tubman at the UrbanWorld Film Festival, and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Oprah Winfrey big at the Apollo

If the documented history is to be believed, the odyssey of the African American began in 1619 with the arrival of the privateer The White Lion, which brought 20 African slaves ashore in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia 400 ...

‘Godfather of Harlem’ returns home

The audience at the Apollo Theater was flooded and star-studded on a Monday. The catalyst for the excitement and commotion was the premiere of the new vehicle from Oscar Award winning actor Forest Whitaker entitled “Godfather of Harlem.”

Black girls just keep rocking

The 2019 ‘Black Girls Rock’ had me in a real Shalamar’ish mood. Any time we get to honor and respect the achievements of past, present and future excellence is a moment to cherish, but the annual production of Beverly Bonds’ ...

Were they fair to Telfair?

Hip-Hop, basketball, and hustlers! That trinity of entities were immortalized by the late, great Notorious B.I.G. with lyric ‘Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot.’

Waxing poetic in the face of change

Walking up and down these streets just don’t feel the same.

The Boomerang Effect

That boomerang effect about things coming around and coming back around called karma says in its dictionary meaning “intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).”

Getting to the essence of it

If you are a connoisseur of that pure, raw, well essence of what Black music, nope scratch that, Black CULTURE is about, the 2019 ESSENCE Festival was where you needed to be.

Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Greetings! Our GBE Black Media Month 2019 opens up with a global sigh of relief, now that word has it that my longtime friend, beloved collaborator, brilliant multi Grammy Award winner and Motown icon, Steveland Morris aka Stevie Wonder, is ...

Bronx’s Rahsaan Patterson smooove as he ever was!

Outside our confines they talk cray about us. One thing for certain, two things for sure though, we New Yorkers grind.

Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival unites

The 48th annual International African Arts Festival declared “Ya Tond la taaba”—we are one!

Temptations recognized by the Tony, people and peers

Shortly after the Broadway premiere of her creative baby “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times of The Temptations” another ‘T’ word, outside of Temptations, was bought up to playwright/actress, Dominique Morisseau.

Jamming at the 12th annual Roots Picnic

At least once a year, usually around Labor Day weekend, I find myself making the trek on I95 from the Boogie Down to the Two, One, Pound.

BBQ and binge your ‘flix? And/or summer jam!

The phrase Netflix and chill was given a seasonal addendum. The added term, “barbecue and binge,” appears to have been coined just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, in time for the launch of season 2 of the Netflix hit ...

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