The “Hidden Figures” of Black Panther

Black Panther puts a spotlight on the power and leadership of women in this film and history.

Teen Bullied About Her Complexion Fights Back with Success #blackgirlmagic

We of the African diaspora come in different shades and should not be made to feel embarrassed about our particular hue. We were born a certain shade and we don’t have any control over it. Every shade is beautiful. One teen, Kheris Rodgers, was bullied about her ebony complexion. Click here to see how sheContinue reading “Teen Bullied About Her Complexion Fights Back with Success #blackgirlmagic”

AfroPunk Fest Lands in Brooklyn!

For over 10 years, the AfroPunk Festival has united music fans from all ages, genders, political beliefs and orientations–all for the love of music! The 2-day weekend fest included concerts, an AfroPunk ball and parties in Manhattan and Brooklyn from August 21-23, 2015. The annual music festival began in 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)Continue reading “AfroPunk Fest Lands in Brooklyn!”

Watch a Living Music Icon, Prince on SNL 2nite!

Hey! If you are not a Prince fan, you will be after watching Prince make history on Saturday Night Live (SNL) tonight. I hope you will tune in to witness this history-making moment of an unprecendented 8-minute jam session without commercials–a first in SNL’s 40-year history. Most music performances are broken up into two segments, butContinue reading “Watch a Living Music Icon, Prince on SNL 2nite!”

Restoration Rocks is Back Again with Hip-Hop Legends Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh

What are you doing this Saturday? I know where I’ll be! I will doing the “Dougie” dance on Fulton Street to the hip-hop rhymes of Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick and the soulful sounds of Rochelle Fleming. I love attending Restoration Rocks! It’s great fun with the fam and to see my Bed-Stuy neighbors. RestorationContinue reading “Restoration Rocks is Back Again with Hip-Hop Legends Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh”

See Nas Without Leaving Home

The documentary film, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” about legendary MC, Nas is now available on iTunes, in movie theaters in select cities AND On Demand. As soon as I received the email from the Tribeca Film Festival about viewing On Demand, I saw the film the same day from my TV. Tribeca was the firstContinue reading “See Nas Without Leaving Home”

Michael Jackson is Back?

We all had Michael Jackson back for just a moment as hologram at the Billboard Awards. It’s unfortunate that the same people who ridiculed and criticized him are now heralding him as one of the greatest entertainers ever. Whatever. Newsflash! his “true fans” already knew that he was one of the most prolific singers andContinue reading “Michael Jackson is Back?”

Nas Celebrates 20 Years of Illmatic at the Tribeca Film Festivals’ Opening Night

Yesterday, the legendary hip-hop MC, Nas, rocked the mic after the screening of the documentary, Time is Illmatic. The film discusses the 1994 release of Nas’ album Illmatic and discusses its impact then and now. The documentary was directed by One9. See pics of Nas from the screening and performance at The Beacon Theatre.