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.’
Walking up and down these streets just don’t feel the same.
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).”
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.
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 ...
Outside our confines they talk cray about us. One thing for certain, two things for sure though, we New Yorkers grind.
The 48th annual International African Arts Festival declared “Ya Tond la taaba”—we are one!
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.
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.
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 ...
For the most part, when it comes to my day-to-day grind realism and common sense prevail.
Year 18 of The Tribeca Film Festival has come to pass and the presence of African-Americans looks to have more prominence.
A few minutes into a discussion with Teri Williams and you know that she has a sincere, deep-rooted and unapologetic love for her people.
You can’t survive, let alone thrive 30 plus years in an industry as fickle and cutthroat as the music business without heart and soul in abundance and your circle must remain for the most part sucker-free.
“You play to win the game!” That’s what we were told, emphatically. Sometimes, though, it’s not just about the win. Those with a self-confidence that’s through the roof have a different set of parameters. For them it’s also about how.