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BOOK REVIEW: 'Elizabeth and Michael' by Donald Bogle

In a friendship that many called "flat-out weird" but actually does make sense, few others had so much in common as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson.

A New Generation Reflects on the Genius of James Baldwin

The prolific and prophetic author James Baldwin first published a collection of essays in 1963 titled "The Fire Next Time," compiling his thoughts about a year in American history that included Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech ...

African Art Through the Eyes of Matisse and Picasso

Black history is being retold as South Africa hosts as a first-time exhibit devoted to famed 20th-century painters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, showcasing how the continent inspired some of their most influential artwork.

'Hands of Stone' Scores a Knockout

Finally a smart team of creative people tells the story of a Latino sports figure.

Fantasia Back with Sizzling New CD, Look

Since her debut, Fantasia Barrino has continued to build a solid career with a string of R&B hits, including a Grammy in 2010 for "Bittersweet."

Craig Kirby Helps Black Youth 'Get the Swing'

Craig Kirby is on a mission: He is working hard to diversify golf — one black student at a time.

Akwaaba Means 'First in Black-Owned B&Bs'

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.

Sharpton Eulogizes George Curry

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a eulogy of the Black press journalist, columnist, commentator and editor that soared from a touching and sometimes humorous tribute to a fiery sermon that shook the sanctuary.

Louis Armstrong at the Waldorf

Forty-five years after jazz legend Louis Armstrong finished one of his last performances at the Waldorf Astoria, the Mosaic Theatre Company of D.C. recreates a legend's final production with a riveting one-man show.

International Star Angelique Kidjo Returns to DMV

Angelique Kidjo is coming to the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Friday, Sept. 9.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Full Tank Life' by Ben Tankard

At the end of the day, you're out of gas. There's nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You're done, wondering if this is as far as you'll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read "The ...

Taraji P. Henson to Launch Signature MAC Makeup Line

Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role as Cookie in the hit TV series "Empire," is the latest celebrity to receive her own MAC cosmetic makeup line.

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.