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Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama

Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.

BOOK REVIEW: 'It's Not Rocket Science' by Mary Spio

Your father always told you to reach for the stars. Be the best you can be, he said. Never let obstacles get in your way. Strive for success and challenge yourself — all excellent advice, but how can you harness ...

Marvin Gaye Estate Awarded $7.3M in 'Blurred Lines' Suit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell

A jury awarded Tuesday $7.3 million to the family of late soul legend Marvin Gaye, ruling that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' 2013 smash "Blurred Lines" is a copyright infringement of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."

Joseph Jackson, Father of Late 'King of Pop,' Hawking 'JoCola'

Joseph Jackson, father of late superstar Michael Jackson, says he's reached a deal to bottle and distribute a new soda he's dubbed "JoCola."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Age of Dignity' by Ai-Jen Poo (with Ariane Conrad)

Why do we treat getting older as "a crisis" — an expensive one, at that — by putting our elders in care facilities they don't want?

Distinguished Women Honored for Legacies

Five women were honored by the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust as Phenomenal Women of 2015.

Intersections Festival Returns to the Atlas

For festivalgoers, Intersections is a ritual — a chance to see hundreds of dance, music, theater and family-oriented activities — at the most dismal part of winter, when the DMV area is inundated with cold and oftentimes inclement weather.

Film Review: 'Focus'

"After Earth," "Men in Black 3," "Seven Pounds" … It's been a while since Will Smith lived up to his star status in a film worth having his name above the marquee. As Nicky, a con artist's con artist in ...

Al Sharpton Dismisses Rumor of MSNBC Show's End

The Rev. Al Sharpton says that rumors of his imminent departure from MSNBC are unfounded.

Radio Talk-Show Host Joe Madison Sets Record 52-Hour Marathon Broadcast

Joe Madison recently hosted a special 52-hour broadcast of his show, "Joe Madison The Black Eagle," breaking the Guinness world record for the longest marathon hosting of a radio talk show.

Raven-Symone to Star as Gay Character on ABC's 'Black-ish'

Actress Raven-Symone, who recently appeared in Fox's hit drama "Empire," will also guest-star in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Black-ish."

Stevie Wonder: How He Became a Ladies' Man

Stevie Wonder practices what he preaches. One of our greatest love-song writers, composer of "My Cherie Amour" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours," recently fathered his ninth child — with a fifth woman.

BOOK REVIEW: '1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music' by Andrew Grant Jackson

I looked it up: time travel remains merely theoretical. Still, you can have the next best thing by reading "1965."

Civil War Exhibit Focuses On Families

More than century after the historic population boom, Washingtonians and people from around the country have a chance to revisit history and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the Smithsonian Institution.

Young DJ Making Strides Forward

Very few young people have an idea of what career they want to pursue by the time they reach the age of 18. But for Bernard Brooks III, a local star who's known as DJ Young Music, mixing tunes and ...