Lifestyle / Entertainment


D.C.'s Deshauna Barber Wins Miss USA Pageant

She's tough, she's black and she's beautiful. And, here she is, from northeast D.C., Miss USA.

BOOK REVIEW: 'I Almost Forgot about You' by Terry McMillan

In every love life, there's always The One That Got Away. It just didn't work out then, but now…? In the new novel, "I Almost Forgot about You" by Terry McMillan, he'll never get away twice.

Andre Mack: 'Black Sheep' of the Wine Industry

Wine maker Andre Mack said what he's really doing — the hard work, the tough schedule, the constant hustle — is building a family business.

D.C. Native's Legacy: Promoting the Best of Black Music

Darryll E. Brooks, an entrepreneur and longtime promoter of live events, has a penchant for recognizing talent and a commitment to improving the lives of Black youth and the D.C. community, which has benefited city residents and others worldwide for ...

Dance Africa 2016

Dance Africa, a celebration to honor the African Diaspora, recently celebrated its 29th annual festival in the District.

NNPA Fellows Seek Unique Black Press Experiences

The NNPA joined Chevrolet and Howard University to launch the eight-week Journalism Fellows Program this spring.

All-Stars Salute Marvin Gaye

As the changing photographs of Marvin Gaye, through his many phases, smiled down on the stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, a star-studded lineup of musicians brought their best to celebrate at "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to ...

Events DC Renews Grant Program

Events DC will extend its Community Grant Program through Sept. 30, 2017, awarding $100,000 to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts or cultural arts in the city, officials said.

'Roots' Remake Targets Younger Audience

Producers of the 1977 original discovered that its pace and style didn't resonate with younger audiences.

Prince Died of Opioid Overdose: Report

Music legend Prince died of opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Thursday.

Obama Declares June as African-American Music Appreciation Month

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Tuesday recognizing June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Russ Parr: Still Serving Up the Hits

Russ Parr, a California native now living in Maryland, has changed his focus several times during his career. But he has always been connected to the entertainment industry in one way or another, eventually finding his niche as a disc ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Chasing Perfection' by Andy Glockner

Analytics for basketball is a big business.

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

It's been nearly a decade since his last show in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art, but the work of homegrown artist Martin Puryear is always a great draw of appreciative art lovers when it goes on view, this ...

Presenting Princess Shaw

Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the persona of Princess Shaw, a singer-songwriter who posts a cappella performances of ...