Theater, Warriors and Carmen Jones

From my observation, domination was a key theme in events that I found of interest last week.

Apollo hosts mega spring gala

There has been a rising consensus lauding the decade of the ’90s as the pinnacle years in Black music. Various tours throughout the year have and will be taking place nationwide with that very sentiment in mind.

Debra Lee relinquishes her position as chair and CEO of BET Networks

Now it’s officially official at Black Entertainment Television, an end of an era, the closing of a chapter.

And the old sage T.I. then said...

Coming off the week he just had, with actions and words, you’d think that Clifford Harris’ alter ego, T.I., was an abbreviated form of Tupac Incarnate.

The New Edition saga continues

Big business meets broadcasting this week as television networks present their new primetime schedules for the forthcoming fall seasons at what begins TV Upfronts 2018.

Farewell to B.B. Kings Blues Club

For close to 20 years we’d get together for a good time at least three times a month on average.

It might be cold outside, but Summer Jam is on its way

With its announcement Monday, Hot 97 gave the first true indicator that the wintry-like blanket we find ourselves under will soon dissipate, at least by June 10.

Black is the new black

Although it was a few decades ago, the memory lingers quite vividly.

Free Meek Mill dammit!

Through hard work Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, made it happen. He got that shot and took it to the house, overcoming tragedy and poverty in the process.

Trey Ellis film: Dr. King legacy 50 years later

Jan. 15, 2018, we have, as we’ve done on the national level (all 50 states) since the year 2000, observed the holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Feeling like Miami jazz

Got a glimpse into the future—82 degrees, fluffy white clouds, clear blue sky during the day gives way to the twinkling stars and gentle cool breeze at night.

RIP Craig Mack, and thank you

As expected of a fledgling billionaire, the portfolio is quite diversified. We’ve seen it built brick by brick. With established success as an owner of a television network, adult beverages and a clothing line, it could be easily forgotten, or ...

Tuned in Soundtrack 63 at the Apollo

Don’t know how else to explain it, but I’m feeling real lost boyish this week. Pulled an “East Coast, West Coast, worldwide” move. Before bouncing to the left coast, I had to make it out to the Apollo Theater to ...

Celebrating ‘Soundtrack 63’ at the Apollo

If I didn’t know any better, I’d begin to think that maybe, just maybe, a segment of society has been harboring deep resentment over the notion of an entity called Black History Month.

Cereal, Ajax and The Emotions

If you’re in a certain age bracket, you’ll peep the scenario and fall right in line. Life between the period of grade school was pretty regimented.