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Lil' Kim Becomes a Mom

Lil' Kim, rap's self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has become a mom for the first time at age 38.

D.C. Gospel Choir Honored at Awards Ceremony

The Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir was honored Wednesday by the Choralis Foundation at an awards ceremony in Virginia.

BET's Centric Network to Air Marian Anderson Doc

BET's Centric network will air a documentary celebrating the life and career of legendary contralto Marian Anderson, the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires' by Dennis Kimbro

You work hard, you reach for your dreams, but you still can't seem to catch a break — which means you're doing it all wrong, says Dennis Kimbro in his new book "The Wealth Choice."

Marvin Gaye Tribute at Lincoln Theatre

The legacy of Marvin Gaye remains legendary.

National Museum of African Art Celebrates Milestone

After 50 years, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art continues to inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of the arts around the world.

Ruben Studdard, Lalah Hathaway to Headline Concert at Howard Theatre

Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard are treating District area fans to a concert at the historic Howard Theatre in Northwest on June 12 as part of the duo's "Meant to Be" tour.

'Arsenio' Cancelled after One Season

"The Arsenio Hall Show" has been canceled after one season due to low ratings.

Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats for $3B

Make room, Oprah — another black billionaire in the U.S. could be on the way.

Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Sugar' by Jewell Parker Rhodes

A lot can happen in a year, especially when everything else changes, too. In the book "Sugar" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, it happens even faster with history behind it to push.

Mosley Brings Readers New Protagonist

Walter Mosley knew he'd found his calling at age 34 when after working as a computer programmer and holding other jobs, he wrote his first novel.

Newseum Exhibit Serves as a Testament to Ethnic Media

With 60 artifacts and a video of ethnic reporters reading text published decades ago in their respective newspapers, the Newseum and the Smithsonian have collaborated on a new exhibition, "One Nation With News For All," which opened May 16.

Maya Angelou, Famed Poet and Author, Dies at 86

Maya Angelou, renowned poet and novelist, has died Wednesday morning at age 86.

Gray Lauds Digital Animation Studio's Relocation to D.C.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who has long expressed his desire to attract entertainment companies to the city, got his wish Tuesday when a Los Angeles-based digital animation studio announced its relocation to the District.