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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.

'Jelly's Last Jam' Rolls Out With a Bang

"Jelly's Last Jam," the famed play currently running through Sept. 11 at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia, dazzles the audience with exhilarating music and high-energy choreography.

Mojito March Takes the Edge Off Stifling Heat​

The second annual D.C. Mojito March got underway midday under a blazing August sun and near-record temperatures on a late-summer day in D.C.

Black Press Columnist Wins Playwright Award

"My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding," Ursula Battle's exciting play about what happens when a reversal of fortune causes a couple's expensive dream wedding to turn into a beer-budget nightmare, is among the journalist and writer's many works that helped ...

Roy Lewis: D.C.'s Genius of Photography

If you’ve been out and about in the DMV, chances are you've seen Roy Lewis, or at least the images, faces, places and events that he's captured with his camera.

Crowds Brave Heat for Richmond Jazz Festival

Despite the blazing sun and blistering heat, thousands of music fans turned out at Maymont Park in Virginia over the weekend for the 7th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, leaving not only with a song in their heart, but a bounce ...

Artist Bruce McNeil Wins Coveted East of the River Award

Although he was somewhat reluctant to admit it, Bruce McNeil, this year's recipient of the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award, felt slighted for the past nine years when his name wasn't called. This year, it was his turn.

African Diaspora Film Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A double opening night with poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez will help kick off this year's annual African Diaspora Film Festival beginning Aug. 19 at George Washington University's Marvin Center in northwest D.C.