Celebration of Black Culture

Chadian Cuisine Comes to D.C.

One of those things common among all human is the joy that comes when sitting down with friends and family and having a sumptuous meal. And one woman who hails from the Republic of Chad in Central Africa hopes that ...
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Tour Explores History of Blacks in Annapolis

For the fifth straight year, The Washington Informer, along with committed partners of the 50-year-old newspaper, sponsored a motor coach and walking tour during Black History Month to help residents of the District learn more about the contributions of men ...
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Ailey Dancer Reinvents Legendary Odetta

As the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its way across the U.S. during the current season, several dancers have been featured as folk music hero Odetta in a brilliant piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing.
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Dick Gregory to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dick Gregory, the famed comedian and social activist, will be honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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'Light Girls' Take Center Stage

After his much-discussed documentary "Dark Girls," director Bill Duke has returned with "Light Girls," another in-depth look at colorism — this time from the perspective of lighter-skinned women around the world.
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
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Constance 'Connie' Harper, 81, Executive Editor of Cleveland Call & Post, Dies

Civil rights advocate and longtime Call and Post Newspaper Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Constance "Connie" Harper died Friday at a Dayton, Ohio, hospital where she was on life support after suffering a heart attack. She was 81.
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L'Oréal to Acquire Carol's Daughter

L'Oréal USA has reached a deal to acquire Carol's Daughter, the beauty-products titan announced Monday.
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Henry Smith, Owner of Historic D.C. Soul Food Restaurant, Dies at 73

Henry E. Smith, the District's legendary "King of Soul Food," died Oct. 10 at the age of 73.
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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Business Mogul Comer Cottrell Remembered as Unselfish Pioneer

Friends and colleagues remembered renowned business magnate and philanthropist Comer Joseph Cottrell Jr. as a crafty and pioneering innovator who wouldn't hesitate to assist fellow black businessmen.
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'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend' Draws Thousands

She blew into the Verizon Center like the force of nature that she is, resplendent in a perfectly-fitted red gown, wavy hair flowing past her shoulders, Oprah Winfrey — television mogul, magazine publisher, actress, producer and purveyor of positivity.
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CBCF President Aims High

A. Shuanise Washington has always aimed high, setting her sights on accomplishing some of the lofty goals that she and others have established for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Northwest-based nonprofit public policy, research and educational organization.
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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
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Rosa Parks Collection Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items that belonged to the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks will be housed for the next 10 years at the Library of Congress.
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