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Celebration of Black Culture

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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Designer Makes Waves from U.S. to Nigeria

When the Africa Braintrust commenced at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference last week, an unlikely panelist was Ahneva Hilson, a clothing designer once based in the U.S. now living in Nigeria.
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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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