Brandon T. Harden is a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. He writes about the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia.

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Jimmy Glossblack is quickly becoming one of Philly's most popular muralists

Glossblack's client list includes the Sixers, Under Armour, Reebok, Puma, Lyft, NBAonTNT, Justin Bieber, Pabst, Redbull, Saks Fifth Ave, and Dietz & Watson.

Saeed Jones, hot poet and former BuzzFeed news host, stops in Philly on debut book tour

Jones is the award-winning author of "How We Fight for Our Lives," a memoir about growing up black and gay in Texas. He also hosts BuzzFeed's morning Twitter news show, AM2DM.

After showcasing independent black films for 15 years, ReelBlack screens its last

ReelBlack’s founder, Michael Dennis, a filmmaker himself, said that finding spaces to host the screenings has become a challenge and that independent film series like ReelBlack now face competition from streaming services like Netflix.

In Philly, Harriet Tubman is the inspiration for scholarly talks and a $20 stamping station

The big new biopic "Harriet" opens Friday. On Sunday, themed hikes at Bartram's Garden explore more of her history, and there's a lot more to come in the coming weeks.

The Barrymore Awards for Philly’s best in theater have been announced. Did your favorites make the list?

Arden’s “Gem of the Ocean” took home nine trophies, the most of the night, including outstanding overall production of a play and outstanding direction of a play.

‘Lysistrata, Cross Your Legs Sister!’ at Church of the Advocate: A groovy twist on Aristophanes’ classic

The fledgling Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective, led by Ardencie Hall-Karambe, staged a Lysistrata at the Church of the Advocate that gave the classic a fresh feel.

Tamron Hall’s life has been leading to her own talk show since before her days at Temple

Tamron Hall’s eponymous daytime talk show will be nationally syndicated, airing locally on 6abc, starting September 9th. The former Today co-host said that the premise of the show would be built on “sharing experiences through meaningful conversations.”

‘Queer Eye’s’ Karamo Brown talks returning to Philly, lessons of forgiveness

Karamo Brown first made a name for himself as a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004. Since then, Brown has been guiding people through teary bouts on Netflix’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye.

Philly artist commissioned for Wells Fargo’s corporate offices in NYC’s Hudson Yards

Pauline Houston-McCall says the commission of 19 artworks is among the highlights of her artistic career.

What you should check out at this year’s BlackStar Film Festival, from Solange to Spike Lee

The festival, which will run Aug. 1-4, showcases the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora from around the world. This year’s festival is comprised of over 100 film showings from 28 countries.