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Hip-hop artists Gucci Mane, Migos to headline concert
September 29, 2017

Raindrops, droptop, Aggies will be dancing and they won’t stop! Award winning artists Gucci Mane and Migos will headline the homecoming concert and feature other popular stars.Also performing will be YFN Lucci and DJ Drama. The event takes place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Attendees will enjoy a night full […]


Public Library welcomes Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly
September 22, 2017

The Greensboro Public Library and community partners will host Margot Lee Shetterly at noon on Thursday, September 28 at GTCC’s Koury Auditorium; 601 E Main St.; Jamestown and 7 p.m. at Dana Auditorium on the Guilford College Campus. Both events are free and open to the public. Shetterly is the author of the New York […]


A Musical Extravaganza!
September 15, 2017

An estimated more than 150,000 people descended on Downtown Greensboro last weekend for music, food and fun at The 77th National Folk Festival. The annual cultural fest featured performances and demonstrations by more than 300 musicians, dancers, and craftspeople from across the nation, showcased on seven stages. It also included children’s activities, savory Southern and […]


Hampton Jazz Festival Marks 50th Anniversary
June 29, 2017

HAMPTON, VA. – The 50th annual Hampton Jazz Festival opened Friday, June 23 with a packed house at the Hampton Coliseum. The first night of the festival, which continued through Sunday, June 25, was at attendance capacity, according to Hampton Coliseum marketing manager Kiara Warren. The Hampton Jazz Festival began in 1968 as a one-time […]


Book review: Flying Lessons & Other Stories
April 7, 2017

So, have you heard the one about … ? Of course you have. You’re all over social media. You know what’s going on; sometimes it feels like you’ve heard it all, and maybe you have. Now in “Flying Lessons & Other Stories,” edited by Ellen Oh, you’ll hear it from a different side. When your […]


Film Review: I Called Him Morgan
March 31, 2017

Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and 1960s were a hotbed for cool music, and the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and are amazed by the lives they led. […]


Harlem Globetrotter brings anti-bullying message to city
March 24, 2017

Harlem Globetrotter and N.C. A&T State University alum, Zeus McClurkin visited Northeast Guilford Middle School to deliver an anti-bullying message to the students. “At this age, bullying is more prevalent for them. I want them to understand that you don’t have to be mean to others to succeed,” said McClurkin. The program was presented by […]


“Lost in Translation” book review
March 10, 2017

‘‘I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable.” ~ Walt Whitman As any socio-linguist would tell you, the language we speak and the range of diction, or word-choice, we use is directly reflective of the cultural life of the society in which we are enculturated. Words themselves are born from necessity and […]


Get ready for the Oscars
February 17, 2017

The 89th Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 26. After last year’s shutout of African Americans being nominated, this year’s Oscars boast six stars from the silver screen with a chance to take home a golden statue. Ruth Negga has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in the […]


Film focuses on High Point’s Civil Rights Movement
January 27, 2017

HIGH POINT – Residents and High Point University students got a glimpse of High Point during of its most volatile periods. The documentary, “The March on an All-American City,” was directed by High Point resident Phyllis Bridges. She also owns Yalik’s Modern Art. The film viewing took place on Saturday evening (Jan. 21) at the […]


NCA&TSU Holiday Concert featured on UNC-TV
December 28, 2016

Join UNC-TV’s “Black Issues Forum” and host/producer Deborah Holt Noel in celebrating the holiday season with a special presentation featuring profiles and musical highlights from North Carolina A&T State University’s Annual Christmas Concert, “A Maestro and His Chorus” and “A Holiday Music Special.”  Meet Maestro Travis W. Alexander, lead soloist Detra Davis and senior Tobias Hill and […]


At the Movies: Loving
November 11, 2016

For a long time it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on the books in 16 states below the Mason-Dixon line. Marry someone not of your race and face […]


GTCC Theater performs musical ‘Hands on a Hardbody’
October 28, 2016

Ten contestants. Four days. One truck. Guilford Technical Community College’s Theater program will present the three-time Tony-nominated musical, “Hands on a Hard Body,” this fall. Inspired by the cult classic documentary of the same name, “Hands on a Hardbody” is about the human drama and comedy of the American dream. For 10 hard-luck Texans, a […]


‘The Shaping of a Diamond’ showcases performing artists
September 30, 2016

On October 1 at 7 p.m., entrepreneur Katina Amadi, will present an artistic showcase of performing artists from a wide array of disciplines on one stage at the Khalif Event Center in Greensboro. Why would a non-profit organizer, business owner and advocate embark on such an undertaking? The inspiration for the grand performance that will […]


Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band
September 8, 2016

Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band Schedule Friday, September 9: 9:30 p.m., CityStage Saturday, September 10: 12 p.m., LeBauer Park Stage 3 p.m., Wrangler Stage 6:45 p.m., Dance Pavilion Sunday, September 11: 4:30 p.m., Dance Pavilion . Picture this: You’re 19 years old, and one of the most popular reggae groups in Jamaica overhears […]


Mangum & Company: Making a Joyful Noise
September 2, 2016

Mangum & Company Performances at the National Folk Festival Saturday, September 10: 2:30 p.m. at Center City Park 6:15 p.m. at Wrangler Stage Information: https://nationalfolkfestival.com Almost 100 years ago, Marcelina Manoel da Graça, otherwise known as “Daddy Grace,” founded the United House of Prayer for All People. With this congregation began a new era of […]


Greensboro to feature America’s best performing artists
August 12, 2016

Organizers of The National Folk Festival recently announced a variety of artists, including a group of 12 young bluegrass and old-time musicians. These artists and many others will perform on eight stages, while dozens of craftspeople, cooks, and sports enthusiasts will showcase their passions in downtown Greensboro on September 9 to 11. National Folk Festival […]


Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer to highlight voter registration drive
July 21, 2016

A voter registration drive will feature a play about one of America’s most courageous advocates for Black voting rights – Fannie Lou Hamer. The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer, will be presented on July 30, 3 p.m. at Mt. Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church; 2123 McConnell Road; Greensboro. This free performance is provided through […]


Geneva B brings Black girl magic
July 8, 2016

Children are often told that they can grow up to be and do anything they want with their lives. However, for Black little girls and boys, some may feel hard-pressed to find characters throughout their development that come in the same brown hues that match their own skin-tones doing those unimaginable tasks that they are […]


Movie Review: The Jungle Book is a visual wonder
April 21, 2016

Start the great debate right now. Is “The Jungle Book” the best kid’s action film ever made? Possibly. Expect to hear both sides of that argument waged by millions over lattes at Starbucks after they exit theaters. Performances. Direction. Script. Production Elements. Special effects. They all blend together seamlessly into a visual wonder and an […]


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