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Inked Up: Tattoos Continue to Grow in Popularity

A recent survey by ABC News revealed more than one in 10 Americans acknowledged having a tattoo.

'Selma' Called Film of the Year

The Oprah Winfrey produced docudrama has already received four Golden Globe nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best drama.

Charlie Wilson Announces Tour Dates with Kem, Joe; D.C. Show in March

Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced Monday his Forever Charlie national tour will kick off Feb. 12 in Cleveland.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have' by Taffi Dollar

Your New Year's Resolution is to find love. You've vowed to open your heart and your mind and this year, you're going to do it. But dating is fraught with trouble, so where do you begin?

D.C. Block Renamed for Activist Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot battled against voter intimidation in Jim Crow Mississippi in the 1960s and lobbied ardently for D.C. statehood after moving to the nation's capital in the early 1970s.

Marion Barry Autobiography Makes NYT Bestseller's List

Marion Barry's autobiography, "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.," has made The New York Times Bestseller List, his family announced Monday.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors' by Henry Petrowski

Remodeling never ends. That's a fact when you're a homeowner. There's always something to do, something to upgrade, some way to make a house your own. New flooring, paint, move the fixtures, add another room, and, well, you know where ...

Jill Scott to be Honored at Essence Grammy Celebration

Essence will kick off a yearlong commemoration of the 45th anniversary of its magazine in 2015 with a Black Women in Music Grammy Awards Week celebration that will honor recording artist Jill Scott.

Disney on Ice's 'Worlds of Fantasy' to Hit Verizon Center in February

"Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy" will play at Verizon Center from Feb. 11-16.

BOOK REVIEW: 'All I Really Want' by Quinn Caldwell

You love the holidays, but there's no denying that they can be stressful. The last thing you want is to put more on your to-do list, but when you add "All I Really Want" by Quinn Caldwell, you'll see things ...

HBO to Run Marathon of 'The Wire'

In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to "The Godfather," David Simon and HBO are re-mastering the critically acclaimed HBO series "The ...

Peabo Bryson to Star in Christmas Spectacular

Most children and adults have a list of holiday songs that they look forward to hearing as the 25th of December draws near. Maybe that's why one star-studded Christmas concert, returning this week to the D.C. area, has been going ...

A Mighty Day!

"Black Nativity" is a challenging work and emphatically requires a superb ensemble cast to make it work best. I can unequivocally tell you that Theatre Alliance's production currently at the Anacostia Playhouse meets that criterion without question.

Spelman College Suspends Bill Cosby Professorship

Spelman College in Atlanta has removed Bill Cosby's name from a professorship established at the school nearly 20 years ago as accusations of sexual assault continue to mount against the famed comedian.

Peter Tosh's Estate to Donate Song Profits to Garner, Brown Families

The estate of reggae icon and Grammy-winning musician Peter Tosh announced that 10 percent of all net income from streaming and downloads of the Tosh song "Equal Rights" will be donated to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner ...