Eddie Jones (Courtesy of Sky's the Limit Entertainment)

Eddie Jones Prepares for Solo PerformanceGifted Singer Uses His Story for Inspiration

On Friday, Sept. 30, he’ll sing and dance in a one-man performance of music inspired by experiences gleaned during his provocative life and written by his own hands. The concert begins at 10 p.m. at W Hotel’s POV Lounge and he promises that his audience will go away wanting more of his triple threat entertainment. [read more…]

Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Top Authors Thrill Fans at National Book Festival

The annual Library of Congress National Book Festival drew an estimated 200,000 people to the Walter E. Convention Center in D.C. Saturday, with more than 120 featured authors, concession stands, panel discussions, craft tables and famous book signings from celebrated writers such as basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and terror master Stephen King. [read more…]

D.C. native Sterling A. Brown, the city's first poet laureate (Courtesy of blackkudos.com)

Literary Giant Sterling Brown Remembered

D.C. native Sterling A. Brown, often called the Father of African-American Literature; and the Dean of American Negro Poets will be the focus of a conversation about his lasting contributions, his life and his work at a symposium sponsored by a Brookland community group dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ward 5 residents. [read more…]

James Baldwin (Photo: Allen Warren via Wikimedia)

A New Generation Reflects on the Genius of James Baldwin

The prolific and prophetic author James Baldwin first published a collection of essays in 1963 titled “The Fire Next Time,” compiling his thoughts about a year in American history that included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the bombing of a Black church in Birmingham which resulted in the tragic deaths of four little Black girls preparing for Sunday school. [read more…]


PRESS ROOM: CBCF To Honor Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick with Lifetime Achievement Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the [read more…]