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Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Rant on Sex Tape; Fired by WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has parted ways with Hulk Hogan amid reports of the iconic wrestler using racial slurs, including the N-word, in a expletive-filled tirade caught on a sex tape.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim

You have more power deep inside you than you realize — but, as in the new novel, "Only the Strong" by Jabari Asim, you still have weaknesses.

Smithsonian's 'Mingering Mike' No Tall Tale

The tale of Mingering Mike is one many have filed under, "you can't make this stuff up."

New Chapter in Cosby Dilemma

The stories that the general public has been fed easily lead one to believe that Bill Cosby admitted to rape, which he did not.

Eatonville Group: Saving a Black Legacy

In a small town just 6 miles north of Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, a group of four black men has united in a fierce struggle to hold on to their history and legacy as the first incorporated African-American settlement community ...

Film Festival Showcases Civil Rights Struggles

Harnessing the power of film, music and the arts, the March on Washington Film Festival, going on now at various venues throughout the District, tells stories of the past and reminds viewers that the fight for civil rights continues.

Men Go Wild in 'Chocolate City'

Just when you thought films like "Magic Mike XXL" had captured the interest and imagination of moviegoers, along comes a more "ethnic" version that has raised the temperature of a host of anxious viewers.

March on Washington Film Festival Returns

The 1960s, a pivotal decade for the progress of African-Americans will be remembered, discussed and celebrated through independent lens focusing on the storied events and often overlooked individuals of the civil rights movement.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga' by Pamela Newkirk

Observing these creatures caged, it's easy to believe that wild animals shouldn't be penned like this — and in the new book "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga" by Pamela Newkirk, neither should humans.

TV One's 'Runaway Island' to Premiere Saturday

"Runaway Island," written by the 2014 American Film Festival screenplay competition winner Christopher Brandt and directed by Oscar nominee Dianne Houston, explores the challenges facing a group of troubled strangers who seek refuge from their woes on a secluded island.

Blues Alley Turns 50

Blues Alley patrons and jazz and blues connoisseurs won't want to miss the Blues Alley Club's 50th anniversary concert Saturday at the Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, Maryland.

'Pardons of Innocence' Film Explores Challenges of Wilmington 10

The Thurgood Marshall Center Trust celebrated what would be United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's 107th birthday on July 2 by screening the documentary film "Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington 10" in the gymnasium of the historic Thurgood Marshall ...

50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy after Losing Sex-Tape Suit

Rapper 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, just weeks after being declared one of the richest figures in the music industry.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety' by Jimmy Carter

Nanu-Nanu and Pet Rocks. Mood rings, platform shoes, CBs, and May the Force Be with You. Saturday Night Fever, Pac-Man, disco suits, and Olivia Newton John on roller skates. If you’re of a certain age, these things bring back memories, ...

Hip-Hop and Theater Converge for Festival

This week, hundreds of aficionados of various ages in the District celebrated the culture and pondered its future during the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, an annual showcase of theater, dance and music.