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BOOK REVIEW: 'Justice While Black' by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles

You have the right to remain silent, but you also have the right to speak up — which is precisely one of the things you don't want to do if you're arrested. In "Justice While Black" by Robbin Shipp, Esq., ...

Usher Brings Tour to D.C. Stage

After three years away from the touring scene, Grammy-winning superstar Usher prepares to bring his sizzling show to 27 North American cities with D.C. near the top of the list.

African-American Art History Highlighted at Howard U. Gallery

When one steps into the Howard University Gallery of Art during the current exhibit, "The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Traditions," it becomes an educational walk through centuries of African-American art history.

Eddie Murphy to Make Return in 'Cook'

Eddie Murphy will make his return to the silver screen in "Cook," his first film since 2011's "Tower Heist."

D.C.'s Tulani Returns Home to Premiere Music Video

Tulani, a D.C.-based singer-songwriter best known from NBC's "America's Got Talent" and touring with Lady Gaga as the pop superstar's harpist, came home recently to host the premiere of the music video for "I Heart You," her retro-flavored new song ...

Folger Opens New Season with 'Julius Caesar'

Folger Theatre in Southeast opens the 2014-15 season with "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare's political tragedy that examines the clash between ambition, loyalty and conspiracy.

Event to Honor D.C.-Area Artist, Detroit Luminaries

An art exhibit will be held at an upscale Northwest hotel on Oct. 26 in honor of D.C.-area artist M. Gasby Brown and the 10-year anniversary of her "No Permission Needed" artwork collection.

Oscar de la Renta, Famed Fashion Designer, Dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the iconic fashion designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday night at his home in Connecticut. He was 82.

Viola Davis Works to End Hunger

Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End' by Atul Gawande

If you're a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

Ballet Stars Leap Into D.C.

"Vessels" will make its world premiere in D.C.

Figueroa and Nasser Make Magic Together

Minutes into a conversation with famed Latin percussionist Sammy Figueroa, one realizes just how much music suffuses his entire existence.

Gas Prices Will Decrease into November, Experts Predict

Gas prices, which have been steadily dropping across the country, will continue to decrease, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Keith Clinkscales Talks Puffy, Quincy Jones at D.C. Event

Keith Clinkscales, media entrepreneur and CEO of entertainment mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs' fledgling cable music channel, touched on a number of topics Thursday during a Q&A session at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East campus in Anacostia.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kids Who are Changing the World' by Anne Jankeliowitch, Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Not all kids will clamor for this book, but ecology-minded 10- to 15-year-olds will surely be inspired by it.