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BOOK REVIEW: 'Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader,' edited by Michael Edmonds

You've probably heard that all your life and it's true: a lot of people have come before you to smooth your path.

Taboo Topics Tackled in New Play

An independent theater company based in Prince George's County will soon bring to the stage "Chocolate Covered Ants," a play that addresses issues that plague black men and affect the women and children in their lives.

How Much Internet Access do Americans Really Have?

Roughly 19 million Americans do not have access to broadband Internet, a study has found.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Supersurvivors' by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz

Studies show that, depending on several factors, hardship may be beneficial and may even strengthen you.

'Half of a Yellow Sun' Debuts

The Nigerian government will finally allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.

Actor Resurrects the Spirit of Rodney King

Roger Guenveur Smith is currently starring in a one-man show, "Rodney King," at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Northwest, in which he portrays the role of a common man thrust into history's spotlight.

The Growth in Gaming

Once the reserve of geeks and teenagers, isolated in basements and bedrooms, the gaming industry has experienced substantive growth in the past two decades, fueled by an increase in acceptability, mobility of play and ease of use.

Essence Festival Attracts Record Crowd on 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event's history.

National Mall to Host Christian Concert

NightVision Music Festival, a daylong event free to the public, will be held Saturday on the National Mall.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Recognition' by O.H. Bennett

What you wouldn't give to spend one more day.

Africa Underground Spotlights Kenya

The sweet sounds of Mombasa music and other uniquely Kenyan songs played by Jabali Afrika in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden captured listeners' attention.

James Brown Biopic Opens July 31

Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown promise to give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary "Godfather of Soul."

Michael Bossard, 63, Renowned D.C. Vocalist, Dies

Michael Bossard, a renowned opera and R&B singer from D.C. who toured with the Coasters, died June 29 after a long battle with liver disease.

Annual P.G. County Jazz Festival to Begin in July

The Prince George's Cultural Arts Foundation in collaboration with The Maryland–National Capital Park and Planning Commission will come together for the fifth annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in July.

BOOK REVIEW: ''Til the Well Runs Dry' by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The Islands are calling you this summer. Sand, seas, sunshine — and plenty of drama, when you take "'Til the Well Runs Dry" with you.