Putting the essence of African hair braiding salons onstage

By¬†Uwa Ede-Osifo To playwright Jocelyn Bioh, the African hair braiders of Harlem are icons. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre a large part of the economy of Harlem,‚ÄĚ Bioh said of the Manhattan neighborhood. ‚ÄúThose are women-owned businesses, and for the most part led.‚ÄĚ Despite the ubiquity

What Really Went Wrong With Paramount’s BET Sale?

By Stephanie Holland After a star-studded bidding process led to the most interest BET has seen in years, Paramount Global abruptly pulled the plug on the sale of its majority stake in the BET Media Group. Notable names interested in acquiring BET, its streaming

Pioneering Black opera singer Grace Bumbry dies at 86

Grace Bumbry, a pioneering mezzo-soprano who became the first Black singer to perform at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival during a career of more than three decades on the world’s top stages, has died. She was 86. Bumbry died Sunday at Evangelisches Krankenhaus, a

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