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  • South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star With A Modern Fairy-Tale Story, Releases Debut Album

    South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star With A Modern Fairy-Tale Story, Releases Debut Album

    – Born 1985 in a remote town in South Africa, Pretty Yende was first introduced to operatic music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes’s opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial. At that moment she decided to become an opera singer. – First artist in history to win first prize in every category of the International Belvedere Competition (2009) and prizewinner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition (2011), again in all categories. – International breakthrough […]

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  • The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate

    The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate

    DISNEY’S QUEEN OF KATWE TO BE FEATURED The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented byREVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced its 2016 film slate today.  One of the largest competitive film festivals designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators will screen over 68 films and will take place September 21-25, 2016  at  Manhattan’s  AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. Disney’s Queen of Katwe will be featured on Thursday, September 22 at 7:45 p.m.  The film is based on the vibrant true […]

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  • NEW CNBC SERIES ‘CLEVELAND HUSTLES’ PREMIERING AUGUST 24

    NEW CNBC SERIES ‘CLEVELAND HUSTLES’ PREMIERING AUGUST 24

                NBA SUPERSTAR LEBRON JAMES AND BUSINESS PARTNER MAVERICK CARTER DRAFT A WINNING LINEUP FOR NEW CNBC SERIES ‘CLEVELAND HUSTLES’ PREMIERING AUGUST 24 AT 10PM ET/PTCNBC announced LeBron James’ and Maverick Carter’s selection of local judges and globally recognized c-suite host for the network’s highly anticipated unscripted primetime series, “Cleveland Hustles,” premiering ‪ Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm ET‪/PT. The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for investment to launch their […]

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  • Cellist Cremaine Booker responds to violence with special tribute

    Cellist Cremaine Booker responds to violence with special tribute

      “With the recent events that have happened in society, it has really taken a toll on me mentally/emotionally,” notes Cremaine.  “My heart is hurting and there’s nothing I can really say. So since music is the thing I know best I figured I’d just play. Here’s a bit of Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Please follow Cremaine Booker – aka “That Cello Guy”  on Instagram and Facebook! Website: http://www.thatcelloguy.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/ThatCelloGuy15 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThatCelloGuy15/ r. “

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  • African Ambassadors gather in Washington, DC celebrate African unity and focus on the future

    African Ambassadors gather in Washington, DC celebrate African unity and focus on the future

    For two days, the African Ambassador Group hosted the 2016 African Day Celebrations in Washington, DC. This year’s event, themed “African Year of Human Rights with Emphasis on the Rights of Women,” brought together over 900 guests, representing 54 African member states at a gala evening of food and entertainment, co-chaired by H.E. Omar Arouna, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin and H.E. Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. For the attendees, the spectacular gathering of African […]

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  • Sole Search: Melissa Harris-Perry and Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger Talk Feminism and Footwear

    Sole Search: Melissa Harris-Perry and Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger Talk Feminism and Footwear

      Source: Elle In activism and shoes, a good platform is priceless. ​ To get to know a woman, you could walk a mile in her shoes. But if you’re Melissa Harris-Perry, you can skip the trek and take her shopping for them instead. In new video series “Sole Search” on ELLE.com, Harris-Perry explores the intersections of race, gender, and footwear by sitting down with celebrities, newsmakers, and extraordinary-ordinary men and women as they try on shoes.

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  • Harlem Book Fair – New show preview

    Harlem Book Fair – New show preview

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  • NYC: Daddy Daughter Dance – So Precious

    NYC: Daddy Daughter Dance – So Precious

    The 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday, June 11th in New York City. This is a great event for fathers and daughters. And there is no Daddy Daughter Dance like the Real Dads Network Daddy Daughter dance. Join us with your beautiful princess(es) of all ages for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and making new friends. Celebrating the special bond between fathers and daughters, the Daddy Daughter Dance will create memories that will last a lifetime. […]

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  • Keith David on His Unique Role on Greenleaf

    Keith David on His Unique Role on Greenleaf

    Having appeared in more than 100 films and countless stage productions, Keith David has taken on a huge range of roles. In OWN’s new mega-church drama, Greenleaf, Keith inhabits Bishop James Greenleaf, the powerful head pastor of Greenleaf World Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee. As Oprah points out in this exclusive interview, Keith has played preachers before. What makes Bishop James different? “I get to explore him more fully than most other ones I’ve played before,” Keith explains. “What I love about […]

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