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BOOK REVIEW: 'Ticktock Banneker's Clock' by Shana Keller, Illustrated by David C. Gardner

In the new book "Ticktock Banneker's Clock" by Shana Keller, illustrated by David C. Gardner, you'll see how one really interesting project can lead to another.

1st Black Miss Missouri Plans to Be Agent of Change

Bayleigh Dayton was recently crowned the first black Miss Missouri USA, and she intends to be more than just a pretty face.

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series on Display at the Phillips Collection

This fall Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series serves as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-American life in the 20th century.

Blacks Donate Family Heirlooms to New Museum

African-Americans gave hundreds of millions of dollars so the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture could open. In addition to their financial support, black families and institutions donated numerous artifacts.

Strathmore Launches Season of America's 'Blues'

For the first time, much to the delight of music aficionados, the Strathmore, during its 2016-17 season, will utilize all of its performance spaces to present 25 events in a yearlong exploration of the blues.

Jacob Lawrence's 'Migration' Series to Go on Display

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Whitfield Lovell's Kin Series will serve this fall as a powerful visual epic in documenting African-Americans in the 20th century.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives' by Gary Younge

On Nov. 23, 2013, most Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving. We were marking the anniversary of JFK's assassination and watching the weather, the news on Iraq, or the Baylor-Oklahoma State game. We were enjoying our weekend. And on that Saturday, ...

Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney Bring Down the House at Howard Theatre

Comedy legends Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney performed Saturday before a capacity crowd at the historic Howard Theatre in D.C., with both of the notoriously outspoken comics' rapier wit, charm and undeniable knowledge on full display.

Postal Service Issues New Kwanzaa Stamp

The United States Postal Service recently issued a new Kwanzaa stamp, designed by a Los Angeles-based artist who's been creating bright, bold, colorful illustrations that have become her trademark and signature.

Nikki Giovanni: 'White People Have to Grow Up'

Amid what many considered a "Black genocide" in America, coupled with a tension-filled presidential election season in its waning moments, award-winning writer, poet and activist Nikki Giovanni sheds light on a disrupted society.

'Birth of a Nation': Will Film Reveal Truth or More Fiction?

Nate Parker's new movie "Birth of a Nation" opens Friday across the U.S. in over 2,000 theaters nationwide.

D.C. Dance Troupe Captures Essence of 'Migration'

A D.C. international dance company's latest creation, "The Migration," based on the iconic and vibrant paintings of renowned black American artist Jacob Lawrence, is a soul-churning must-see.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Life Everlasting' by Sarah Gray

In the new memoir "A Life Everlasting" by Sarah Gray, the best of news is sometimes followed by the worst.

Students In Ghana Say 'No' To Gandhi

In Accra, Ghana, students and academia demanded that the University of Ghana remove a statue of renowned Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi, charging the iconic leader with being historically racist toward black people.

Eddie Jones Prepares for Solo Performance

On Friday, Sept. 30, Eddie Jones will sing and dance in a one-man performance of music inspired by experiences gleaned during his provocative life and written by his own hands.