Tag Archives: New York City

Nas To Star in Hennessy’s “Wild Rabbit” Campaign

Nas To Star in Hennessy’s “Wild Rabbit” Campaign

It was announced today that Hennessy has partnered with hip-hop legend Nas for the cognac giant’s second “White Rabbit” campaign, which featured Erykah Badu, Manny Pacquiao and Martin Scorcese last year. To kick things off, Nas will perform at a private concert on Tuesday, January 15th at New York City’s R Lounge for an event that will broadcast worldwide on Livestream

NYC // Harlem’s First Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg | Jan. 12

NYC // Harlem’s First Black Comic Book Festival @ The Schomburg | Jan. 12

On January 12th, Harlem’s Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture will hold the historic neighborhood’s first Black Comic Book Festival. The full day of activities includes a film screening of ‘White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books,’ a pop-up art exhibition in honor of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby, discussions, workshops and more!

Wepa! MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Premieres Jan. 9 [Trailer]

Wepa! MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Premieres Jan. 9 [Trailer]

MTV gives us a little preview of its upcoming reality tv series, ‘Washington Heights,’ which follows a group of friends living, working and playing in the diverse (primarily Dominican-inhabited) neighborhood that sits right at the top of Manhattan. From the trailer, it looks like we’ll not only get to see a few young people #ontherise and a lot of Dominican and Latino pride, but insane drama as well!

Photos: Pharrell’s ‘Places and Spaces I’ve Been’ Book Signing in SoHo

Photos: Pharrell’s ‘Places and Spaces I’ve Been’ Book Signing in SoHo

Pharrell Williams stopped by his Billionaire Boys Club/Icecream store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood to greet fans and sign his debut memoir, ‘Places and Spaces I’ve Been.’ The book exposes us to the creative genius’ world travels as well as his many specialties that cross between art, design, pop culture, and street savvy.

Racism Makes A Comeback After Obama Re-Election!

Racism Makes A Comeback After Obama Re-Election!

Since President Obama’s re-election, anti-Black and Latino sentiments have been spewing all over social media sites like Twitter, and some of you strangely seem to be shocked. What has made Americans think that, for any moment, racism would have an end date?

Jay-Z’s ‘Live In Brooklyn EP’ Hits iTunes

Jay-Z’s ‘Live In Brooklyn EP’ Hits iTunes

In case you missed one of the eight shows that Jay-Z had at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, or the live stream on his official Youtube channel for the final show on Saturday, no need to fret, the rapper will release a Live in Brooklyn EP, which features eight live songs and eight videos.

Jay-Z’s Final Barclays Show to Stream Live on Youtube

Jay-Z’s Final Barclays Show to Stream Live on Youtube

According to Rap-Up, Jay-Z will close out his week-long Barclays Center concert via livestream on Saturday, October 6th, at 9:30 PM EST (8:30 CST) on his Life+Times YouTube channel. The newly built billion-dollar Brooklyn venue was christened by the million-dollar hip-hop mogul last Friday when he performed for 18,000 people.

Brooklyn // ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Film Sneak Peek at BAM | Oct. 9

Brooklyn // ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Film Sneak Peek at BAM | Oct. 9

On October 9th, BAM Cafe will host a special sneak peak of Ava DuVernay’s award-winning fim, Middle of Nowhere. A discussion with the director and others on art, Black cinema, and more will follow. The film won the Directing Award for U.S. Dramatic Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (first ever won by an African American).