Black America Web Featured Video

This weekend, all eyes are on the NBA playoffs as the annual competition is a few games away from deciding who goes to the NBA Finals. In both the Eastern and Western conferences, veteran teams try to hold off their younger adversaries. New Edition is still on tour – seems like it’s been the whole year – and if you’re in the San Antonio area, you can catch them this weekend. “Snow White and the Hunstman” updates the old fable with some modern cinema wizardry and on television, it’s the Miss USA pageant.

For the music lover, today kicks off Black Music Month. And if you’re in Atlantic City, catch the weekend festivities honoring Tom Joyner. See full schedule of events below.

Read on for more of what’s happening around your neighborhood.

Click here to hear Nikki Woods' "What in the Weekend?" segment.


All Times Eastern

Friday June 1

“Celtics vs. Heat” at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

The Heat are up 2-0 on the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals; can a comeback take place in Boston?

Saturday June 2

“Cadillac Records” at 8 p.m. on TV One

Beyonce, Jeffery Wright and Adrian Brody star in the fictionalization of the story of Chess Records

"Welcome to Sweetie Pies" at 9 p.m. on OWN

At Sweetie Pies, they’re just a week away from opening the new restaurant, and Miss Robbie finds out Andre has been suspended from school again and Tim is having issues with Charles’ new girlfriend, Latina.

Click here to hear Nikki Woods' interview with Miss Robbie.

“Iyanla, Fix My Life” at 10 p.m. on OWN

Iyanla shows single women how to pull back the curtain on their broken relationships, let go of the lies that are holding them back.

Sunday June 3

“Miss USA Pageant” at 9 p.m. on NBC

Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic host the annual beauty pageant live from Las Vegas


“Battlefield America”

Marques Houston, Lynn Whitfield

'Battlefield America' takes a steady look at the underbelly of the youth battle dance culture in Long Beach, California.


“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth star in the updated take on the Snow White fable




“It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership” By Colin Powell

You’ve got to love the title of Colin Powell’s latest book. It’s as though he’s saying, hey, this is what I did to become one of the most respected men in the nation, but it might not work as well for you. That’s kind of refreshing considering the pompousness some of these celebrated authors have. As you can expect, Powell’s book extols the virtues of discipline, hard work and respect for self and others, through his 13 rules for success. As he said, it worked for him and as he’s lived his example, you might get something out of it as well. Colin Powel talks about his new book here:

“When It All Falls Apart: Find Healing, Joy and Victory Through the Pain” by Riva Tims

The former pastor’s wife wasn’t immune to the ups and downs that come from living even she was the First Lady of a church. Here’s her story of how she persevered despite the challenges of divorce and the untimely and mysterious death of her ex-husband.

Watch video of Riva Tims talking about her ex-husband’s life and death.

Atlantic City Celebrates Tom Joyner

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 1

Tom Joyner Morning Show Listeners Party starting 6 a.m.

Surf Stadium, 545 N. Albany Ave. Admission is free, but a ticket is necessary. Win tickets on WTTH-FM 96.1.

Heritage Parade 6-8:30 p.m. on the boardwalk

Admission is free.

Gold and Platinum R&B Music Tribute 9 p.m.-midnight

1 Atlantic in the Pier at Caesars. Performers Ashanti, Regina Belle and Gerald Alston of the Manhattans and others. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at Sonny’s Barber Shop, 40 N. Kentucky Ave., or Images of Art, 24 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

Saturday, June 2

Beach Bash noon-6 p.m.

Missouri Avenue beach

Admission is free.

Old Summer Concert noon-7:30 p.m.

Historic Gardner’s Basin

Performers include Third World, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Sensa Motion Band, Bob Sterling and Jackie Greggs

Admission is free.

All-Star Boxing Legend Gala 9 p.m.-midnight

Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel.

Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks, Thomas “Hitman” Hearns and hometown favorite Bruce Sheldon. Tickets are $100, available at Ticketmaster.

Sunday, June 3

Gospel Fest 6-10 a.m. at Surf Stadium

Boardwalk Bazaar noon-8 p.m. on the boardwalk

Admission is free.

Jazz in the Garden noon-7:30 p.m.

Garden Pier and Kennedy Plaza

Headliners are Pieces of a Dream and Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Admission is free.

Tom will be at the STAR 94.5 FREE Old School Block Party at the intersection of Orange Ave and Amelia in front of the Orange County Courthouse in Downtown Orlando.

Friday, June 1


The Fresh Festival with K-Ci and JoJo, Keith Sweat, SWV and Guy

Valley View Casino Center

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2


16th annual Juneteenth Culture Fest

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kelly Ingram Park in the historic Civil Rights District.

Admission is free.


Special Story Time by Hawk’s own published author 1st grader, Jalen Butler

Also learn about free Summer Reading Programs and how to get FREE books. Participate in games & giveaways.

Debut of HELPING MAN Theme Song

Book Signing Immediately following

11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Can't attend? Go to to support us online from June 2 to June 9 by entering Bookfair ID 10779809 at checkout. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our Hawk.


"The Fort" African American Community Event

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fort Ward Park Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.


Gladys Knight

Star Plaza Theatre

8:30 p.m.


The Fresh Festival with K-Ci and JoJo, Keith Sweat, SWV and Guy

Orleans Arena

7:30 p.m.


New Edition

AT & T Center

7 p.m.