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DJ Irie’s weekend starts Wednesday

Miami’s own DJ Irie will celebrate 12 years of giving back with the return of the Irie Weekend. This June 22-25, IWXII brings an action-packed schedule of events and a “takeover” of Shelboune Wyndham Grand on South Beach. DJ Irie ...

ABFF wraps in Miami: Here are the major highlights

Black actors, directors and industry insiders descended upon South Beach at the American Black Film Festival, which returned to Miami for its 20th anniversary. Also known as the ABFF, the festival brought together the best of Black Hollywood and fans ...

DanceAfrica Miami returns after nearly 20-year hiatus

The return of DanceAfrica Miami kicked off with a cocktail reception on Friday, June 17 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The return follows a nearly 20-year hiatus since the last DanceAfrica Miami festival in 1997, when it was ...

Mayor Oliver Gilbert latest guest on NiteCap

Join in an introspective discussion about the future of Miami Gardens with the city’s mayor, Oliver Gilbert III, and award-winning author and journalist Peter Bailey, during a taping of his very popular NiteCap conversations series. The live-show taping will be ...

Certified Platinum: Black music artists easily achieve

There are times where you have an artist who can bridge great, meaningful music and hit singles to make successful magic. Those artists who found that magic go on to become global superstars. Artists like Mariah Carey and Rihanna have ...

Film screenings during American Black Film Festival

Giving back to the community provides the perfect context for the finale of the 20th anniversary celebration of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach and the Miami area, June 15-19. As part of Miami Film Month, the ...

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Returns to honor Female Rappers

After six years away, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is set to return. The live event will celebrate all-female trailblazers and pioneers who have made their mark in the male-dominated genre. So far, two legends have been announced as this years ...

Historic Night: Diversity Shines at Tony Awards

This years Tony Awards was an historic night in in Broadway history. Black performers won all four musical acting categories at the Tonys for the first time in the show’s history. Hamilton predictably collected a slew of trophies, winning 11 ...

Rapper Drake does a remix; Maxwell’s silky vocal returns

June has been proclaimed “African American Music Month” by President Barack Obama. First declared “Black Music Month” by President Jimmy Carter June 7, 1979, President Obama urges we “raise awareness and foster appreciation of music that is composed, arranged, or ...

Gucci Mane released from prison, drops new single

So much has happened this week in the world of entertainment from Atlanta Housewives’ star Kenya Moore relationship breakup to rumors of a possible new relationship with R&B legend Toni Braxton and the controversial Cash Money mogul Birdman. #Putsomerespeckonmyname. Fascination ...

Make yourself a Bloody Mary

When visiting Brampton, Ontario, Canada to celebrate and support the Miami Heat vs The Toronto Raptors, some friends and I tried the Sabroso Bloody Mary using Bar Starz App on iTunes. This App will help you mix many drinks and ...

He still got it: R. Kelly shuts down Miami

There is only one man who can gather 10,000 people into an arena to add to their alcohol-infused Saturday night during Memorial Day weekend in Miami and his name is R. Kelly. R. Kelly brought “The Buffet Tour” delivered a ...

R. Kelly: The King of R&B?

R&B music reigned supreme during the 1990s and many children under the age of 25 have that music to thank for helping mom and dad “set the mood.” Among groups like Jodeci and Silk and the sultry stylings of Babyface, ...

Brown is the New White’ an interesting read

Your vote matters. At least that’s what they tell you, but you have your doubts. You’re ONE of millions of people who’ll go to the polls in November. You’re a raindrop in the sea, a needle in a voting haystack. ...

Golden Krust to air on ‘Undercover Boss’ May 22

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series “Undercover Boss,” Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. on the CBS Television Network. Golden Krust is known for its signature patties and other Caribbean hot foods ...

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