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Activist Prince Rocks Baltimore

If Prince came to Baltimore to try and heal a fractured community, his arrival proved a tad too late. But nothing escapes his royal highness.

Katori Hall's 'The Blood Quilt' a Familiar Tale of Family Dynamics

If you are a woman who has sisters, then playwright Katori Hall’s latest work, "The Blood Quilt," will seem familiar territory to those ubiquitous experiences of sibling dynamics.

Provocative Play Takes Center Stage in Southeast D.C.

This is not a linear story with a straight narrative and clearly evoked characters. It's a fantastic tale told with bold imagery, inventive weaving of language and a healthy reliance on metaphor and symbolism.

Harry Belafonte to Participate in Nationwide Town Hall

Legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte will take part in a nationwide telephone town hall Wednesday, which is open to community leaders and change agents.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Welcome to My Breakdown' by Benilde Little

Whoever said that big girls don't cry needs to know that's not true.

Exhibit Showcases Works of African Artists

“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” can be viewed now through Aug. 2 at the National Museum of African Art.

Family Matters Take Center Stage in 'The Blood Quilt'

When four disconnected sisters attempt to create a family quilt to honor their recently-deceased mother at their childhood home, they must grapple with their own history and age-old rituals.

Prince to Give Freddie Gray Tribute Concert in Baltimore

The Purple One wants Sunday in Baltimore to be a Gray day.

Go-Go Music Station to Celebrate 5th Year with Anniversary Show

GoGoRadio LIVE, formerly known as GoGoRadio.com, will celebrate Tuesday its 5-year anniversary as the top source for go-go music.

Derek Colquitt, Bassist for Junk Yard Band, Dies in Md. Motorcycle Crash

Derek Anthony Colquitt, also known as Big House, bassist of the seminal D.C. go-go outfit Junk Yard Band, died Sunday afternoon in Waldorf after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a truck.

Ben E. King, 76, of 'Stand By Me' Fame, Dies

Ben E. King, the famed R&B singer best known for the song "Stand By Me," has died. He was 76.

Tom Joyner's Annual Celeb-Filled Cruise Parties with a Purpose

Guests on the "Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage" cruise each year have come to expect excellent celebrity entertainment, informative seminars and a beautiful and mature crowd ready to party at sea, and this year's version certainly didn't disappoint.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Body of Truth' by Harriet Brown

In the new book "Body of Truth" by Harriet Brown, you'll see that everything you thought you knew about weight may be a big fat lie.

A Unique Earth Day Celebration

Thousands gathered in Southeast to celebrate Earth Day's 45th anniversary during an event that featured local artists, entrepreneurs and more than a dozen hip-hop and R&B acts.

Photographer Sets Sights on Anacostia's Waters

When Bruce McNeil travels abroad — to Ghana, China or Quebec — his destinations have one thing in common: there’s a river nearby.