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Dick Gregory to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dick Gregory, the famed comedian and social activist, will be honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Is There Life after Football?: Surviving the NFL' by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones and George E. Koonce Jr.

A helmet to the head, helmet to the chest, a cleat to the leg, and it's big news: football is a brutal sport and we all know its potential career-ending effects. But what happens after the cheers go silent?

'Light Girls' Take Center Stage

After his much-discussed documentary "Dark Girls," director Bill Duke has returned with "Light Girls," another in-depth look at colorism — this time from the perspective of lighter-skinned women around the world.

Buzz Heightens for BET's 'The Book of Negroes'

BET will make history on Feb. 16, when the network will premiere "The Book of Negroes," its first miniseries.

Johnny Britt Kicks Off National Tour

For more than two decades, renowned singer, trumpeter and producer Johnny Britt has serenaded audiences across the United States and around the world with his songs about the complexity of love and the trials that his listeners may experience.

Charity Dance Competition Hailed a Success

Some of the District's movers and shakers showcased their dance skills and raised thousands of dollars in contributions during a contest at a historic venue that drew hundreds of people.

DC Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners

The DC Jazz Festival — the fastest-growing jazz festival in the nation — announced Tuesday some of this year's headliners.

'Ancestors' Book Recognized by Noted Lit Critic

"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully' by Allen Kurzweil

You've bloodied your share of noses in your lifetime. And, as you'll see in the new book "Whipping Boy" by Allen Kurzweil, if you were the one who did the bloodying, someone will remember your name forever.

'Selma' Film Reaches Young and Old

"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Alex Haley's 'Roots'

"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.

‘Light Girls’ Debuts on OWN

“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.

Prince Jackson Recording with Justin Beiber

Michael Jackson's oldest son doesn't turn 18 until next month, but he's already living an R-rated life.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Undertaker's Daughter' by Kate Mayfield

Have you ever gotten a gift that was different — and better — than you expected? That’s what happens when you open "The Undertaker's Daughter."

'Choir Boy' Another Feather in Playwright's Cap

Playwright Tarell McCraney has returned with his latest work — a coming of age story that examines 50 years of traditions at an elite boarding school for boys.

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