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Reggae Sensation Jack Radics Launches Tour in DMV, Readies New Album

Platinum-selling reggae artist Jack Radics is preparing to back the anticipated release of his new album "Watershed" with a first-ever U.S. tour, which he'll kick off Sunday in the D.C. region.

The HistoryMakers Celebrate Eric Holder's Legacy

The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest black video oral history collection, recently celebrated the career and legacy of Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general.

Historic Howard U. Facility to be Named for Cathy Hughes

This weekend, media icon Cathy Hughes will officially be the new namesake of the Howard University School of Communications, a building that once provided medical treatment to former slaves.

Is God Dead? Certainly Not, Says Fred Hammond

When gospel legend Fred Hammond and a few of his friends swoop down on the District of Columbia next month, they promise an evening where those who believe in God as well as people simply seeking encouragement will get more ...

Diversity Key in Efforts to Engage Multi-Cultural Youth

Diversity is a slogan in many places, but at The Oaks Academy's campuses near downtown Indianapolis, on any given Wednesday, the hallways are lined with more than 100 students and parents — black, white and otherwise, low-income, well-off and in-between ...

Big Changes Coming to America's Money

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expounded on his decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill during a screening of "Hamilton's America" in D.C. earlier this month, saying that the country's currency should be more inclusive and represent more of ...

Tommy Ford, Star of Sitcom 'Martin,' Dies

Tommy Ford, 52, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," died Oct. 12 in Atlanta.

Celebrated Author Gloria Naylor Dead at 66

Author Gloria Naylor, whose widely-acclaimed stories chronicled the experiences of Black women, recently died at the age of 66.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Ticktock Banneker's Clock' by Shana Keller, Illustrated by David C. Gardner

In the new book "Ticktock Banneker's Clock" by Shana Keller, illustrated by David C. Gardner, you'll see how one really interesting project can lead to another.

1st Black Miss Missouri Plans to Be Agent of Change

Bayleigh Dayton was recently crowned the first black Miss Missouri USA, and she intends to be more than just a pretty face.

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series on Display at the Phillips Collection

This fall Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series serves as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-American life in the 20th century.

Blacks Donate Family Heirlooms to New Museum

African-Americans gave hundreds of millions of dollars so the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture could open. In addition to their financial support, black families and institutions donated numerous artifacts.

Strathmore Launches Season of America's 'Blues'

For the first time, much to the delight of music aficionados, the Strathmore, during its 2016-17 season, will utilize all of its performance spaces to present 25 events in a yearlong exploration of the blues.

Jacob Lawrence's 'Migration' Series to Go on Display

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series will serve this fall as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-Americans in the 20th century.