Gun violence in New York takes the life of college basketball star

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On June 20, a college basketball player was killed, and eight people were wounded in an early morning shootout in New York. Officers responded to reports of a shooting and found several people wounded. There were others who went to the hospital on their own. Breaking: mass shooting in Harlem leaves 9 shot, including a […]

Detroit gallerist Misha McGlown takes local artists to Christie’s New York

Gallerist,Misha McGlown runs the incomparable Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery on Detroit’s west side. McGlown had a small window to insert Detroit artists into a New York exhibition and auction opening on March 26, 2022 at the famed CHRISTIE’S New York, and she seized the moment. The auction is part of Christie’s Corporate […]

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin split was inevitable, according to source

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin‘s split has been “a long time coming.” The Harlem actress and the Hollywood producer announced their decision to go their separate ways after nine years of marriage earlier this week, and a source has suggested that their break-up felt inevitable. The insider told People: “Their work schedules often kept them […]

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin’s love story is over

The storybook Hollywood power couple is no more. DeVon Franklin and his wife, actress Meagan Good, have mutually agreed to file for divorce after nine years of marriage. “After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to go into our futures separately but forever connected,” Good, 40, and Franklin, 43, shared in a joint statement […]

Tisha Campbell on the magic of hosting Soul Train Awards with Tichina Arnold

The Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold team can be summed up in three words: fine, funny and fierce. Therefore, it is apropos these two comedic actresses have been asked to once again host the 2021 Soul Train Awards as it trades in its Las Vegas locale for the hallowed halls of the legendary Apollo Theater […]

Rapper Suga J returns to his music roots with new single, ‘Respeckfully’

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Suga J is a fresh fly kid from Harlem with a serious passion for music. In 1991, he signed his first record deal and since that signing, he has worked two decades behind-the-scenes in the hip-hop industry working with icons like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Biggie Smalls. The Harlem native was a founding member of […]

‘Exonerated Five’ member Yusef Salaam running for office in New York

Yusef Salaam, a member of the famed “Exonerated Five,” has announced he is running for a state Senate seat in New York. Salaam confirmed his interest in running for office by posting the media reports for his 347K Instagram followers on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. According to the New York Daily News, Yusef is gunning […]

Want to have brunch in New York? Try 1 of these Black-owned spots

Brunch is easily the highlight of any week. Bottomless mimosas, great food, and the ambiance to match? You simply can’t beat it. The only thing better than brunch is brunch at a Black-owned spot — and we’ve got you covered for all things Black-owned brunch in New York. Here are seven you can check out […]

Colin Kaepernick helped homeless, honored Black History Month during Super Bowl

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Colin Kaepernick has not played a down of football in three years, but he remained a topic of discussion in Super Bowl LIV. Kaepernick’s former team, the San Francisco 49ers, loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. And before the game, some called out Beyoncé and Jay-Z for sitting during the national anthem of Sunday’s big […]

Will Smith plays Nicky Barnes in the new crime drama ‘The Council’

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Will Smith is Nicky Barnes, the New York crime boss, in Netflix’s new film The Council. The Council stars Smith as Nicky Barnes, the notorious Harlem crime boss known for trafficking heroin. After a stint in prison, Barnes joins forces with seven Black men in the drug trade calling themselves The Council. The Council is the never-before-told […]

‘Godfather of Harlem’ star Ilfenesh Hadera explains why we root for mob heroes

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In the upcoming EPIX series “Godfather of Harlem” Ifenesh Hadera stars as Bumpy Johnson’s wife Mayme Johnson. When Bumpy makes his return to the city after a 10-year stint in prison, Mayme remains firmly at his side despite being equally drawn to and fearful of his dealings. After Johnson is forced into war with the […]

Pharrell Williams offers life-changing opportunity to 114 New York students

Pharrell Williams is helping to shape the futures of 114 Harlem high school graduates. The “Happy” hitmaker has promised “A-list internships” to every 2019 graduate of Promise Academy’s two high schools, providing they go to college and finish their first year. Speaking in a keynote speech delivered last week, Williams said: “The world is watching […]

Red Rooster: The house that Marcus Samuelsson built

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is one of the best-known chefs in the world. He was guest chef at the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency, and his Harlem hotspot, Red Rooster, which opened in late 2010, has hosted former presidents (both Obama and Bill Clinton have dined there) and our favorite billionaire (Oprah Winfrey). Rolling […]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses Harlem EatUp! food festival

HarlemEatUp! began as a one-day festival in May 2015 and has evolved into a week-long charity vehicle that concludes this weekend with “The Ultimate Grand Tasting at The Harlem Stroll” at Morningside Park. Rolling out spoke exclusively with chef Marcus Samuelsson about the evolution and spirit of the Harlem-grown festival, his relationship with Harlem, and […]

Happy Mother’s Day to the moms in heaven

This piece isn’t for those who will spend Mother’s Day with their Moms. Each and every year we get to celebrate our Moms is a gift and a blessing from the Lord above. But for those, like me, who lost our Moms, Mother’s Day will be a struggle. This is for you. I lost my […]

GoFundMe page set up for mother and 4 children killed in Harlem fire

The sister of a woman who perished in an early morning fire that destroyed sections of a Harlem NYCHA apartment building on May 8 has launched a GoFundMe campaign. Kendra Pollidore-Mulzac launched the campaign late yesterday evening to help cover the funeral expenses for her sister, Andrea Pollidore, and her four small children who died […]

Bevy Smith ‘devastated’ by death of John Singleton

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Radio and television personality Bevy Smith says she was “devastated” when she learned of the death of her friend, director John Singleton. Rolling out spoke with the “Page Six” co-host about Singleton and more during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.