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Bill Cosby Seeks Defense Lawyer, Prepares for Possible Criminal Charges: Report

Bill Cosby may soon face a day of reckoning for the dozens of accusations of sexual abuse lobbed at him in the past year, as he reportedly has begun preparing for the possibility of criminal charges being brought against him ...

'The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America' by D. Watkins

Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Tamar Rice, Jonathan Ferrell — how did we get to this point? Better yet, as D. Watkins ponders in his new book "The Beast Side," how do we get out of it?

National Book Festival Returns

Over 175 authors from different backgrounds, genres and cultures came together for the annual meeting place for book lovers from around the world giving fans an in-depth analysis of their work.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Black Man in a White Coat' by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

When you first glimpse "Black Man in a White Coat," you may wonder if it's about health or if it's a memoir. It's both, actually, but that scarcely matters when a book is this good.

Titles with Political Slant Gain the Edge

During a summer where both Black Lives Matter and New York billionaire Donald Trump were trending topics, books with a political slant were among the top sellers on the Summer 2015 edition of the Power List.

New Film in 'Search for Black Wealth'

The interest in "Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth" generated the type of buzz usually reserved for an anticipated, high-budgeted blockbuster.

Dancers, Drummers Shine at KanKouran

As the drums begin, signaling the start of the warm-up for Idy Ciss’ Sabar-Serer dance class, the dancers shed shoes and ushered children to the sidelines as they crowded onto the floor at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Sunday, the ...

Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock to Honor Eddie Murphy at Kennedy Center

Dave Chappelle, Arsenio Hall and Chris Rock are among the lineup of performers set to pay tribute to Eddie Murphy next month in D.C. as the famed actor and comedian receives the nation's top prize for humor at the Kennedy ...

Diana Ross to Bring Diva Act to DMV

No mountain, rain or summer heat will keep Diana Ross from the nation's capital.

Taste Features Caribbean's Best

As the limbo bar grew closer and closer to the ground, the fit and daring attendees at the fifth annual Taste of Barbados last weekend, angled their bodies down in different configurations to slide under the bar without losing their ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Household Workers Unite' by Premilla Nadasen

There is not a speck of dust in your home. You're ready for fall and thankful for the help you had getting this way; if that help was paid, read "Household Workers Unite” by Premilla Nadasen, and you'll be thankful ...

Savion Glover Shines at D.C.'s Howard Theatre

Savion Glover, the Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer and actor, performed three shows Aug. 27-29 to a diverse and eclectic crowd at the historic Howard Theatre.

Local Ailey Dancer Earns Princess Award

She started dancing at the age of three and that was only because her mother went to a Target store and picked out a ballet outfit just to see how her toddler would look in it. For Courtney Celeste Spears, ...

Tamar Braxton, Chaka Khan Among Contestants on Next 'DWTS'

R&B chanteuses Chaka Khan and Tamar Braxton are among the new cast of celebrity and professional dancers that will appear on the 21st season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Idris Elba Dismissed by James Bond Author as 'Too Street,' Not 'Suave' Enough for Role

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz is under fire for his assertion that black actor Idris Elba wouldn't be a good fit to play the spy because he is "too street."