Lifestyle / Entertainment


Black Programs Return to Small Screen

African-Americans are now taking on television roles, and networks appear to have once again figured out that their shows should be as diverse as the population that watches.

Community Salutes the Black Press

Local photographers who have committed their lives to showcasing positive images of black America shared their stories during a panel discussion along with several other colleagues on Oct. 1 at Gallery O to mark the close of the "Fifty 50 ...

New Play Focuses on Unlikely Friendship

The forging of true friendships often occurs under the strangest of circumstances. And in a play that will soon make its area debut, the true story of the bond that formed between a disgraced actor and a heavyweight champion comes ...

Dick Gregory Feels Blessed for Life, Longevity

The civil rights activist and comedian spoke with author Shelia P. Moses about his life, his family, the civil rights movement and turning 82 years old.

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance Man

His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder.

Geoffrey Holder, Famed Actor and 7-Up Pitchman, Dies

Geoffrey Holder, who for decades was a looming figure in the entertainment industry, has died. He was 84.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories' by Terrence Holt

It's always that way with a new job. Nobody's born knowing how to work, and learning to be proficient takes time, patience and training. In the new book "Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories" by Terrence Holt, it also takes determination, ...

Hip-Hop Stars Address Climate Change

Hip-hop stars have collaborated on a CD and taken to the stage to bring awareness to climate change and its negative impact on the world.

Mike Epps Brings Stand-Up to D.C.

Before audiences see Mike Epps on the Silver Screen portraying comedy legend Richard Pryor, District residents will be able to see why producers of the upcoming biopic selected the funnyman for one of the most sought-after roles in recent history.

The Neelys to Divorce after 20 years, Cite 'Irreconcilable Differences'

Gina and Pat Neely, the celebrity chef couple that hosts the Food Network's "Down Home with the Neelys," are divorcing after 20 years, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Judge Mablean Returns to TV

Former "Divorce Court" star and best-selling author Judge Mablean Ephriam returns to the bench and living rooms nationwide with her new daily courtroom series, "Justice with Judge Mablean."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fashion Book' by DK Publishing

We're supposed to change the content of our closet every few months then, but why? To understand, you need to know the history of fashion.

Gladys Knight to Perform in D.C.

There’s only one Motown, and a surefire way for District-area residents to find that out would be to attend the upcoming concert by the legendary Gladys Knight at the Warner Theatre in Northwest.

‘Pardons of Innocence’ Film to Debut at CBC Friday in D.C.

The much acclaimed feature-length film, “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” will have its national debut during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference this Friday, Sept. 26 at the Renaissance Hotel across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown ...

'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend' Draws Thousands

She blew into the Verizon Center like the force of nature that she is, resplendent in a perfectly-fitted red gown, wavy hair flowing past her shoulders, Oprah Winfrey — television mogul, magazine publisher, actress, producer and purveyor of positivity.