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BOOK REVIEW: 'Stealing the Game' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

In the new book "Stealing the Game" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, it's about more than how you play the game.

Hezekiah Walker Honored With NNPA Torch Award

Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a megachurch in Brooklyn, New York.

Youth Riding High with New Baseball Uniforms

When the Washington D.C. Little League season officially begins on Saturday, March 28, the youthful little league players will say farewell to their uniforms from last season and welcome their new jerseys, sponsored by the Washington Nationals.

Redskins Cheerleader's Death Examined in New Book

The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated.

Black Women Unite at Local Conference

Hundreds of activists, business owners, artists, and educators from around the D.C. metropolitan area and across the United States closed Women's History Month at an event during which they immersed themselves in African-centered studies, culture, food and dance as part ...

Dianne Reeves to Make D.C. Appearance

One of the world's most talented female jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves, returns to the District for what will undoubtedly be a true "tour de force" on Saturday, April 11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in ...

D.C. Youth Step Out Against Drugs

On a brisk afternoon, children and parents from across metro Washington poured into Howard University's Cramton Auditorium on Saturday to help fight the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco — by step dancing.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Almost Famous Women' by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Contrary to the old saying, close counts in more than just horseshoes and hand grenades. The proof lies inside "Almost Famous Women" by Megan Mayhew Bergman.

Behind the Scenes With Warren Shadd, World's First African-American Piano Maker

Warren Shadd is a third-generation musician, second-generation piano technician and first-generation piano manufacturer, as well as the first African-American piano manufacturer in the world.

All-Black Fashion Show Breaks the Mold

A recent fashion show that featured black models, designers, and musical talent also allowed a trio of local businesses to collaborate and present forms of art, music, fashion that's endemic to D.C.'s flourishing millennial artist population.

'Whites Only' Unearths Hard Truths about Race

Throughout the month of March, Kymone Freeman has performed "Whites Only" for audiences at local Bus Boys & Poets restaurants with the hopes of bringing the play to the Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Northeast later this year.

Famed Bassist Cheikh Ndoye Comes to D.C.'s Blues Alley

Cheikh Ndoye, an internationally acclaimed bassist, arranger and composer, spends much of his time either in the studio or on tour in exotic locales around the world, but for three days this week, the D.C. native is home.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Family Business 3: The Return of Vegas' by Carl Weber with Treasure Hernandez

Is blood really thicker than water? In the new book "Family Business 3," both spill just as easily.

Chuck Brown's Legacy Continues to Shine

The recent annual Chuck Brown tribute, a go-go music affair at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, evoked the days when D.C. proudly proclaimed itself the nation's Chocolate City and go-go music dominated the airwaves and sound-boxes throughout the ...

African Film Festival Resonates with Ethiopian Diaspora

When Ethiopian filmmaker Theodros Teshome, a leading figure in the Ethiopian film industry, made his recent film "Triangle-Going to America," he could hardly have guessed how many people in Washington's Ethiopian diaspora would come out to see the film.