The International Harlemite Leo Lerman

leo lermanLiesl Schillinger wrote in the New York Times that Harlem’s:

Leo Lerman once turned down an invitation from the king and queen of Spain so he could dine with the Condé Nast publishing magnate Donald Newhouse. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Power Players Navigate A Reality TV Driven Market

Keith Clinkscales, Diddy, Val Boreland, Andy Schuon_Photo Credit_Stephen KnightIf you let the music lead the television viewing audience will follow (without the need for sex tapes, physical fights or publicity stunts). Well at least that’s the hope of the executive team behind Revolt TV. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Labelle To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Lady Marmalade” With Tour

Nona Hendryx_Patti LaBelle_Sarah Dash of Labelle_Courtesy of Verve Records“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”

It’s the French expression for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” In 1974 the phrase ascended music group, Labelle into the stratosphere of popular culture with their hit single “Lady Marmalade.” Continue Reading →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →

45th NAACP Image Awards Announces Host, First Presenters

Pharrell-SlideThe NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will serve as host for the 45th NAACP Image Awards and the first group of presenters confirmed include Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, and Lou Gossett Jr. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes At The NY Expo 2013 With Eartha Watts-Hicks

Hosted by Sherwin XLAuthor of Love Changes and Harlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the 1st Annual NY Black Expo kicked off on today at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC with the host with the most Sherwin XL. Continue Reading →