November 25, 2017

Modern Love: Love to Love Ya Baby

Modern Love By JACQUELINE WOODSON One night when I was 15 years old, I stood in the center of Studio 54 and watched Grace Jones descend […]
November 14, 2017

Memorial T-Shirts Create a Little Justice, a Tiny Peace

Advertisement CHICAGO — Quentin Harris lives in the Englewood neighborhood here, and each year he commissions designs by Big City Fashions as an instrumental part of […]
September 1, 2017

Modern Love: Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?

Modern Love By NICOLE DENNIS-BENN On our first date, I dared to give her a lingering hug on a crowded subway platform on West Fourth Street, […]
July 19, 2017

At Curlfest, a Celebration of Natural Hair and Black Beauty

As I stood before a slightly foggy bathroom mirror a few weeks ago, my fingers gingerly grasped a few strands of freshly washed hair. Extending my […]
July 13, 2017

Meechy Monroe, a YouTube Star for Her Natural Hair Lessons, Dies at 32

Meechy Monroe, who achieved YouTube fame with hairstyle tutorials that empowered black women to embrace the so-called natural hair movement and forgo harsh chemicals, died June […]
July 30, 2016

The Disrupters: Making New York’s Cultural Boards More Diverse

One morning last September, the billionaires Ronald Perelman and Jerry Speyer strolled into Carnegie Hall, but not to hear Yo-Yo Ma play Bach or Deborah Voigt […]
July 9, 2016

Table for Three: Audra McDonald and Zachary Quinto on Public, and Private, Drama

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “Not to be dramatic,” said Audra McDonald, fluttering her hands around her face in a comic pantomime of theatricality, “But […]