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Shawn Prez, Former Bad Boy Exec, Succeeding Solo

Shawn Prez isn't your typical CEO. He also isn't the average business owner.

BOOK REVIEW: 'I'll Miss You Too' by Margo Ewing Woodacre, MSW & Steffany Bane Carey

Leaving home for college won't be easy, but you'll be ready once you've read "I'll Miss You Too" by Margo Ewing Woodacre and Steffany Bane Carey.

Farmers Market Offers Fresh Food and More

A new farmers market has arrived in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Northwest, bringing fresh meat and produce, music and a new social center for local residents.

UniverSoul Circus: Family-Friendly Encounter

If the UniverSoul Circus, the black-owned extravaganza that will be performing in the National Harbor from June 24 to July 19, is anything, it is dazzling, funny and unique.

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns

Residents east of the Anacostia River will experience an invasion of black theater arts as amateur and professional thespians convene for one of the nation’s preeminent festivals.

Keith Cobb's 'American Moor' Coming to Southeast D.C.

Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb's "American Moor" will begin performances on Friday at 2020 Shannon Place in Southeast D.C.

Chuck Brown, Go-Go 'Unsung' Episode to Air Wednesday

Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," will be featured on TVOne's "Unsung," a series spotlighting musicians and figures in black culture that haven't received their just due.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can't distinguish between them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn't shake.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun & Adventure

Bring your flip-flops and your sneakers too to take advantage of all "Ochi" has to offer.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle' by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin

In the new book "The Red Bicycle," one boy's outgrown bike becomes another child's treasure.

Darrell Grand Moultrie Teams Up with Chamber Dance Project

Choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie knows that some opportunities only come once in a lifetime.

Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call

A current anthology, "Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call," features critical essays, poetry, personal narratives and other writing from diverse contributors evoking Joseph Beam's legacy.

Jazz Great Kirk Whalum Tells All

On June 21, veteran jazz musician Kirk Whalum will see the fruits of his labor come to life in a very special way.

Kirk Whalum's New CD: Divine Encounters

Kirk Whalum, the Memphis-born, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician whose saxophone has accompanied and legendary singers Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau and Luther Vandross, guitarist Larry Carlton and music producer Quincy Jones, is back with a new album/docu-musical titled "The ...

Bessie Smith: The Empress of the Blues

She was sassy, she was bawdy and she could beat a man down with her bare hands. That, on top of her legendary singing and dancing, made Bessie Smith the ultimate blues diva who lived the wild life that she ...