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Celebration of Black Culture

Washington Informer Bridge Celebrates 1 Year

The District of Columbia's premier newspaper for Black millennials recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
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A Legacy Reborn: 'Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture' Line Links to the Past

The legend and legacy of hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker are gaining new life for a new generation.
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Local Activist Suits Himself by Suiting Others

They say that clothes make the man. Kevin Livingston brings that maxim to life.
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U.S. Postal Service Honors Sarah Vaughan

The U.S. Postal Service has dedicated a Forever Stamp honoring Sarah Vaughan, who was known as one of America's greatest singers.
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Chris Rock at the Oscars: Hollywood Is 'A Different Type of Racist'

In his opening monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, host Chris Rock used his comedic style of humor mixed with brutal honesty to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, while wearing a white tuxedo jacket.
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'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' Focuses on America's First Black Aviators

An inspiring and uplifting play, based on actual events, comes to THEARC in Southeast for a two-day stint beginning Thursday, Feb. 25 and ending on Friday, Feb. 26 — and it promises to serve as a fitting conclusion to this ...
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Concert Celebrates Blacks, Southern Resistance

Led by powerhouse singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, recent Grammy nominee and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, "Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience" with Leyla McCalla and Bhi Bhiman will explore the experiences of people of color ...
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Exhibit Offers Journey Through Black Spirituality

Renée Stout's "Tales of the Conjure Woman" is more than just an aesthetic trip into a vast wealth of creative energy and expression.
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Biopics the Newest Trend in Black Cinema

This Black History Month, a new wave in Black cinema is kicking off in light of the controversy surrounding diversity in Hollywood.
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Black Wax Museum a Labor of Love

While floating down the Nile River in Egypt during a trip in 2001, Dr. Elmer Martin, founder of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore, died suddenly. But his wife, Dr. Joanne Martin, vowed to return home with ...
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Ballerina Misty Copeland Makes D.C. Appearance

The preponderance of young Black girls in the audience made it clear that this was not your usual performance by the American Ballet Theatre in Washington. It was a rare opportunity to see the great Misty Copeland dance.
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Kool & the Gang Still Waiting for Award

More than 4,000 hardcore R&B fans filled the RamsHead Theater at the Maryland Live Casino in suburban Baltimore recently to witness the legendary sounds of Kool & the Gang.
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Five Docs to Kick Off Black History Month

Documentaries are a great source of information and entertainment especially for Black History Month, a time of reflection and celebration. Here are a few time capsules put together on film to illustrate an era in American history where the Black ...
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African American Museum: D.C.'s Newest Jewel

The National Museum of African American History and Culture kicked off the countdown to the museum's grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation.
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Moziah Bridges, 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Honored by Time Magazine

Moziah Bridges, a Memphis-born fashion executive all of 13 years old, was recently named one of Time magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.
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