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Craig Kirby Helps Black Youth 'Get the Swing'

Craig Kirby is on a mission: He is working hard to diversify golf — one black student at a time.

Akwaaba Means 'First in Black-Owned B&Bs'

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.

Sharpton Eulogizes George Curry

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a eulogy of the Black press journalist, columnist, commentator and editor that soared from a touching and sometimes humorous tribute to a fiery sermon that shook the sanctuary.

Louis Armstrong at the Waldorf

Forty-five years after jazz legend Louis Armstrong finished one of his last performances at the Waldorf Astoria, the Mosaic Theatre Company of D.C. recreates a legend's final production with a riveting one-man show.

International Star Angelique Kidjo Returns to DMV

Angelique Kidjo is coming to the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Friday, Sept. 9.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Full Tank Life' by Ben Tankard

At the end of the day, you're out of gas. There's nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You're done, wondering if this is as far as you'll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read "The ...

Taraji P. Henson to Launch Signature MAC Makeup Line

Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role as Cookie in the hit TV series "Empire," is the latest celebrity to receive her own MAC cosmetic makeup line.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

There's no magic wand to change the things that've been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn't arrive quickly and they won't leave quickly but, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they can be repaired.

Jamaican Filmmaker's Doc Focuses on Slavery, Reparations

Karen Marks Mafundikwa's film, "The Price of Memory," asks the viewer to take a trip back with her to the origins of the Jamaican Reparations Movement, asking for compensation for the suffering and labor of enslaved people for some two ...

D.C. Keeps Chuck Brown's Legacy Alive

In the spirit of good vibes and melody, over 500 D.C. residents sang and danced to sizzling tunes Saturday as they celebrated the "Godfather of go-go music" during the second annual Chuck Brown Day.

Do Police View Blacks as 'Nobody?'

In Marc Lamont Hill's book, "Nobody," he reconsiders the details of recent events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and the water crisis in Flint as examples of how the plight of America's most vulnerable grows ...

Ma'at Conference Brings Unique Perspective on Life

A conference that will focus on raising awareness about issues most affecting the Black community will convene on Friday at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Northwest.

Tyra Banks to Teach Stanford University MBA Class

Tyra Banks, the swimsuit model turned entrepreneur, is going back to school — but not as a student.

BOOK REVIEW: 'You're the One I Want' by Shane Allison

Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you somehow, one way or another. And as you'll see in the new novel "You're the One I Want" by Shane ...

BBQ Sauces, Desserts Showcased in Prince George's Food Festival

Homemade barbecue sauce, very vanilla cupcakes and crab cakes took their places among other delectable cuisines at the fourth annual Taste Prince George's Food and Wine Festival in Upper Marlboro.