BLACK Events, Culture, Entertaiment

Jay-Z Christens Barclays Center With Brooklyn Love

NEW YORK-- The newly built Barclays Center is the home of the Brooklyn Nets, and Jay-Z, an investor in the team, christened the venue Friday night in uniform, sporting a Nets hat and jersey as he rapped two dozen jams onstage in front of thousands. Jay-Z performed for an excited and rowdy crowd of 18,000,… Continue reading Jay-Z Christens Barclays Center With Brooklyn Love

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BLACK Events, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culture, Entertaiment

Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston

After more than seven months since Whitney Houston’s untimely death, the music industry is determined to keep her legacy alive. "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" will air on Friday, November 16th on CBS. Usher, Celine Dion and Jennifer Hudson are among the performers that will be paying homage to… Continue reading Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston

BLACK Corner, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culture, Entertaiment

Mara – The Hip-Hop Socialite

  Former Intellectual Property attorney, sometime model, current celebrity journalist/blogger and urban media personality. You can find Mara's work in Parle Magazine, and on websites such as YoRaps.com, HHLO.net, RollingOut.com, and DrJays.com (Live). The Wilmington, NC native has interviewed and written stories on what reads like a "who's who" of R&B, hip-hop and urban entertainment,… Continue reading Mara – The Hip-Hop Socialite

BLACK Corner, BLACK History, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culture, Education

“If I Had A Father”- The Importance Of Fathers in Children’s Lives

If I Had A Father “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” -Theodore Roosevelt A new school year has started and the process of education is important once again in this nations schools. The educational system of this country is at a cross roads between… Continue reading “If I Had A Father”- The Importance Of Fathers in Children’s Lives

Art, BLACK Corner, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culture, Entertaiment

Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

Gustavius Smith is an award-winning writer and director from Nassau, Bahamas. With interests in design, writing and acting he studied theater at Florida A&M University and later worked in Nassau as a staff reporter for The Tribune newspaper. His articles have been published by PolicyMic and NYIHA Media. In 2002, Smith’s passion for storytelling led… Continue reading Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

BLACK Cuisine, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culinary, Culture

BLACK Cuisine: Les Ambassades

A couple of Sundays ago two colleagues, a neighborhood friend, myself and three children age ranging from 3 to 11 arrived at Les Ambassades in Harlem, and boy was it a full house.... inside and out that is. We didn’t have a reservation or thought of making one, heck it’s a boulangerie!!! The versatile, largely… Continue reading BLACK Cuisine: Les Ambassades

BLACK Book Reviews, Businesses, Professionals, & Organizations, Culture

A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND- Chief Isaiah Washington

         For as long as I can recall, I’ve loved sitting down at the feet of the adults in my family, to listen to their stories. Whether they were of my parents’ journey to America, in search of the American dream, or the elaborate tales of grandeur by my father, telling how great our homeland… Continue reading A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND- Chief Isaiah Washington