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BOOK REVIEW: 'Crossing the Thinnest Line' by Lauren Leader-Chivée

Just like every other business in America, you have good weeks and bad. You have financial feast-or-famine and you'd like more of the former than the latter. Author Lauren Leader-Chivée says she knows how you can achieve that and in ...

Go-Go Legend Byron Jackson Dead at 52

Byron "BJ" Jackson, a prominent member of D.C.'s go-go music community, died this month at the age of 52.

Chance the Rapper, NAACP Team to Engage Young Voters

A critically acclaimed rapper is pairing with a historic civil rights organization to mobilize young voters to get to the polls in November.

Documentary Reveals Soul Icon's Battle with Cancer

Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge: a life-threatening battle with cancer. But not only has Jones remained on stage with her legendary band, the Dap-Kings, her battles have been ...

Bill Costen: Black Balloonist with a Love of Youth

Bill Costen, received the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Balloon Federation of America on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dream a World Anew' by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book — Wheatley, Turner, Douglass, Truth, Tubman — readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

Olympic Champion Helps Push Comcast Internet Essentials

She's endorsed such companies and products as Glaxo Wellcome, Honda, Nike, McDonald's, Avon and 7-Up. But for Jackie Joyner-Kersee, there's a sense of extra excitement for her new assignment as national spokesperson for Comcast Corporation's Internet Essentials program.

All-Women Gym Brings Community Together

Monica Williams noticed that many women in her neighborhood had no where to exercise, so she decided to do something about it. Her passion for fitness and kids collided when she started GirlFit Workout Studio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, last ...

World Music Star Kidjo Radiates at Strathmore

It's easy to understand why Angelique Kidjo was once dubbed "Africa's premier diva."

Literary Giant Sterling Brown Remembered

D.C. native Sterling A. Brown, often called the "Father of African-American Literature" and the "Dean of American Negro Poets," will be the focus of a conversation about his lasting contributions, his life and his work at a symposium sponsored by ...

'Star Trek' Marks 50th Anniversary

As the iconic science fiction franchise "Star Trek" celebrates its 50th anniversary, America is in many ways living in a Star Trek world.

One-Man 'Satchmo' Show Captivates

How exciting can an 80-minute, one-man act be? Very.

Hollywood Still White Boys Club: Study

If one wants to build the prototypical Hollywood film, you would start with a white, heterosexual, able-bodied male lead, a new study confirms.

Black Voters 'Shortchanged' by Obama Presidency, Says Diddy

Rapper and business mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs insisted this weekend that Black voters "hold our vote" this upcoming election until a candidate makes issues for Blacks a priority in the campaign, adding that Black voters who put President Barack Obama ...

Baltimore's 'Boys of Dunbar' Celebrated in New Book

In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation, featuring a roster adorned with future NBA stars. Now, author Alejandro Danois has captured their tale in a new 246-page ...