Black women's head coverings, from the wrapped fabric of ancient and contemporary Africa to today's "church hats," are a significant cultural expression in African-American history.
This spring, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open "One Nation With News for All," an exhibit recognizing historical figures of color and ethnic groups in the U.S. media and their role as a voice for people ...
Selden Richmond's vast and varied collection of architecture provides an archive of African-American history.
A nationwide program to address diversity in the museum field has launched just in time for Black History Month.
During a question and answer session of a dramatic reading marking the beginning of Black History Month, one of the more than 60 people in the audience asked the group on stage who is Medgar Evers.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, said Wednesday that he is dismayed by reports of an upcoming charity boxing match between George Zimmerman and rap artist DMX.
The Capital Kidds, a local children’s music group, has set out to challenge the status quo with its brand of “edutainment” – music that educates as well as entertains.
"The Tallest Tree in the Forest," which runs at the Arena Stage on the Waterfront in Southwest until Feb. 16, recounts the uncommon life of Paul Robeson.
Eight years before Jackie Robinson first ran the bases in Brooklyn, and 24 years before Dr. King pronounced "I Have a Dream," one remarkable woman stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and sang for an audience of 75,000. ...
Two emerging hip-hop artists from Southeast have returned to the District after traveling to North Korea to film a music video.
Final arrangements have been made for a viewing and the burial of Amiri Baraka, the famed activist and poet who died on Thursday, Jan. 9, after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.
With such great African-American films as "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "12 Years a Slave," many critics labeled 2013 as the year of the black movies. Apparently, Academy Award voters weren't too impressed.
What started as a casual encounter via social media, turned into a serendipitous opportunity for a local interior designer to decorate actress and comedienne Kym Whitley's Los Angeles home.
Simply put, pop star Beyonce's new album counts as another attempt to sell an age-old idea instead of substance in a world heavy on video vixens and extremely light on musical talent.
The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s Centennial Founders Ball had a distinctive Civil Rights flavor as more than 1,000 fraternity members and supporters celebrated the organization’s first 100 years.