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BOOK REVIEW: 'We Gon' Be Alright' by Jeff Chang

Have we ever really made any progress on race relations at all? In the new book "We Gon' Be Alright" by Jeff Chang, the answer is maybe — and it's fixable.

Student Dances to Excel in Life

DeAndre Johnson sat on the side of a stage at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast tying green rope around his feet, ankles and legs to practice walking and dancing on wooden stilts.

Solange Knowles Demands 'Seat at the Table'

Portrayed as a project on black identity, Solange Knowles' newly released third studio album, "A Seat at the Table," serves as a modern-day memoir of black survival.

D.C. Musician to Be Featured on 'Empire'

Most musicians don't get their first big break in front of millions of people on the nation's biggest television show. But Desmond Barnes isn't most musicians.

Casey J: From Georgia Classroom to Gospel Stage

It's been a whirlwind two year-period for Casey J Hobbs — a former elementary school teacher from Atlanta who said she just wanted to be obedient to God and record a few songs of praise that could encourage other people ...

Howard School of Communication Takes New Name

Only Cathy Hughes could transform the Blackburn Center at Howard University into both a sanctuary as well as a Go-Go joint.

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.