Arts & Culture

Spirit Conjurer Louis Delsarte Celebrates 75 Years Of Creativity

Brooklyn-born renowned artist, Louis Delsarte, often referred to as The Spirit Conjurer celebrated his 75th birthday on September 1, 2019.…

Five Young Poets Each Receive Awards Of $25,000

NEW YORK (AP) — Five young poets, including a National Book Award winner, have each received prizes worth just over…

Honoring Its 50th Anniversary, ‘Soul Train’ Is Coming To Broadway In 2021

Soul Train, the celebrated music-dance variety television program that provided a platform for black artists from 1971 to 2006, is…

Finding Black Art In Unique Spaces Throughout New York

In the beginning of the summer’s heat, I headed down to New York for the first time. It would be…

Essence Fest Marks 25 Years Of Celebrating Black Culture

By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the…

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York’s Times Square this…

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Life Is Vividly Explored In New Graphic Novel By Paolo Parisi

In May, Italian illustrator Paolo Parisi released his latest, Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, which is a detailed exploration of the…

Alvin Ailey’s Choreography And Life Will Be Honored Through The Artistic, Poetic Eye Of Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins, the Award-winning director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, is set to direct a film based…

The Free Black Women’s Library Is Transforming Black Literary Spaces

OlaRonke Akinmowo is fulfilling her purpose, and enriching others’ lives in the process. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Akinmowo’s company…

Issa Rae Is Turning Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ Novel Into A Film

Issa Rae has recently unveiled her ambitious new project: Adapting Tayari Jones’ Award-winning 2011 novel Silver Sparrow for the big…
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