Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

Aretha Franklin Celebrated by NYC Council Member Andy King & Gospel Greats

New York City Council Member Andy King presenting the Franklin family with the New York City Council 12th District Music and Humanitarian Award. NEWARK – The 2019 McDonalds Gospelfest  this weekend paid special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with an outstanding celebration with the Franklin Family and gospel artists who included Hezekiah  […]

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

The 35th Council District celebrates Spike Lee’s Oscar Win

The 35th Council District celebrates its own Spike Lee on his first Oscar win! His film BlacKkKlansman won Best Adapted Screenplay, and the night was historic for many! There were a total of seven Black artists who took home awards in seven different categories on Oscar Sunday. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Spike Lee, Ruth Carter, […]

Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Donisha Prendergast shares with Vogue India

Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash — India’s biggest reggae and sound system festival which was held (January 12-13), and is also slated for the Jaipur Literature Festival next weekend, from January 24-28. Prendergast, who is the […]

Rihanna Launching Her Own Luxury Fashion House

Rihanna Launching Her Own Luxury Fashion House

“That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!” Singer/beauty mogul Rihanna has made a name for herself as a fashion icon since her debut in 2005. The Barbados-born beauty has already designed her own line with Puma, and according to reports, the Fenty Beauty mogul is set to launch her own luxury fashion house. Speculation of a new […]

Here’s Everything You Don’t Know about Rihanna

Here’s Everything You Don’t Know about Rihanna

The singer has created a name for herself in the music realm but Robyn Rihanna Fenty is much more than just an artist. She has developed herself into an entrepreneur with several business ventures. Fenty even adds the title of philanthropist to her list as she delved into giving back throughout her career. Staying true […]

Buju Banton to Perform at St. Kitts Music Festival 2019

Buju Banton to Perform at St. Kitts Music Festival 2019

Basseterre, St. Kitts: Continuing to add to the already star-studded line-up, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism announced that Buju Banton will be performing at the 23rd Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place on June 26-30, 2019. He joins previously announced popular artists Smokey Robinson, French […]

Jamaica seeks world heritage status for reggae

Jamaica seeks world heritage status for reggae

Photo: shutterstock.com PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO announced. Paris-based UNESCO keeps a list of so-called “intangible heritage” found around the globe, which groups together traditional cultural practices such as horse games in central […]

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Emerging and established fashion designers across the Caribbean are being urged to dig deeper into the region's cultures in creating styles that appeal to the global market.

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Presenters at the International Fashion Festival in Bridgetown, Barbabos (from left) Ronny Oppong — global retail relations director at Liberty Fashion and Lifestyle Fairs; Luam Keflezghi, international buyer of ready-to-wear fashion; Danielle A Cooper, fashion influencer and blogger; Stacey McKenzie, fashion model and runway coach; Ouigi Theodore, founder of the Brooklyn Circus, a retro-urban fashion […]

Ruling from the grave

Ruling from the grave

By Richard Johnson (Observer senior reporter) He has been dead for nearly four decades, but the music of reggae icon Bob Marley shows no sign of dying. The musical legacy of the man born Robert Nesta Marley of modest means in Nine Miles, St Ann continues to be a force on global music charts. Marley, who […]