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'Ancestors' Book Recognized by Noted Lit Critic

"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully' by Allen Kurzweil

You've bloodied your share of noses in your lifetime. And, as you'll see in the new book "Whipping Boy" by Allen Kurzweil, if you were the one who did the bloodying, someone will remember your name forever.

'Selma' Film Reaches Young and Old

"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Alex Haley's 'Roots'

"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.

‘Light Girls’ Debuts on OWN

“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.

Prince Jackson Recording with Justin Beiber

Michael Jackson's oldest son doesn't turn 18 until next month, but he's already living an R-rated life.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Undertaker's Daughter' by Kate Mayfield

Have you ever gotten a gift that was different — and better — than you expected? That’s what happens when you open "The Undertaker's Daughter."

'Choir Boy' Another Feather in Playwright's Cap

Playwright Tarell McCraney has returned with his latest work — a coming of age story that examines 50 years of traditions at an elite boarding school for boys.

D.C. Priest Stands By Bill Cosby

The Rev. Carl Dianda remembers well the soft-spoken and intelligent girl named Camille Hanks who attended St. Cyprian Elementary-Middle School in Southeast Washington D.C., and a makeshift Catholic Church a few miles away in Olney, Maryland.

Former O'Jays Member Nathan Best Releases Gospel Album

After a musical career in the R&B arena that included singing with Mikki Howard, Gerald Levert and The O'Jays, Nathan Best has returned to his roots, releasing a gospel album and pastoring a church.

Eminem Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Last Wish

Gage Garmo, a 17-year-old terminally ill Eminem fan from Rochester Hills, Michigan, was able to meet his idol one day before passing away on Jan. 12, according to Detroit's Fox affiliate.

Andraé Crouch Memorial Services Announced

Two days of memorial services and celebrations will be held in Los Angeles next week for late gospel music icon Andraé Crouch’, representatives announced.

Andraé Crouch, Gospel Music Legend, Dead at 72

Andraé Crouch, the Grammy-winning gospel music legend, died Thursday, numerous news outlets reported. He was 72.

Gospel Superstar Karen Clark Sheard Headlines D.C.-Area Revival

Gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard performed to rousing cheers and applause Thursday on the second night of the three-day New Year's Revival 2015, an annual joint celebration between FBCG and Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in D.C.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Driving the King' by Ravi Howard

Everybody has that one friend…