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O'Jays Disavow RNC's Use Song at Convention

Legendary R&B group The O'Jays denounced the use of the Republican National Committee's use of their 1972 hit song, "Love Train," at the party's convention this week in Cleveland.

Richmond Artist Remains Committed to 'Spiritual Journey'

A series of colorful murals in downtown Richmond speak to the various and wonderful contributions of Black Americans and those from the African Diaspora.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Education of Kevin Powell' by Kevin Powell

You never knew what you didn't have.

Writing Contest Kicks Off Its Fifth Cycle

For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Library of Congress, in conjunction with a bevy of public and school libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, is hosting "A Book that Shaped Me," a summer essay-writing contest that allows rising fifth- and ...

Documentary Explores Police Brutality Against Blacks Abroad

A Black French woman directed an award-winning documentary to show the parallels of the civil rights movement in France and England to the fights for justice in American locales such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Anacostia Playhouse Presents 'Riches,' 'Yellowman'

The Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast will be presenting two plays through mid-August, including Lee Blessing's "Riches," directed by Paul-Douglas Michnewicz, and Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman," directed by Thembi Duncan.

D.C. Poet Laureate's 'Women of the Plums' Comes to the Lincoln Theatre

D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick's iconic work, "Women of the Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" comes to the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21 for one performance.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Gilded Years' by Karin Tanabe

Always be true to yourself — unless, as in the new book "The Gilded Years" by Karin Tanabe, temporarily living a lie could change your future.

The Dance Place Celebrates Decades as Community Creative Space

And as transformational as the Dance Place has been physically — from its start in a small space in Adams Morgan to its status now as the anchor of the 8th Street/Monroe Street Arts Hub — the creators of the ...

Black Greeks Party With a Purpose

On a recent summer evening, the Psi Epsilon Omega (PEO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Gamma Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted their sixth annual Black and White Party fundraiser.

Memoir Chronicles Decades of Service in White House

During his tenure, Stewart Stevens worked under seven presidents, developing a personal relationship with several of them.

UniverSoul Circus: Greatest Show on Earth

Now in its 23rd year, the one-ring big top show continues its four-week run at the National Harbor through July 31.

BeBe Winans' Musical a 'Sheer Delight'

If you’re looking for a way to boost your spirits, or need evidence of how patience, perseverance and an unwavering trust in the power of prayer can move you toward achieving your dreams, then you may want to check out ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'We Are Charleston' by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., Ph.D., and Marjory Wentworth

There are, say the authors, two Charlestons in South Carolina.

Art Exhibit Captures Experience of Being Black in White America

A new exhibit at the Galerie Myrtis Fine Art Gallery in Baltimore explores the politicization of Black identity in the United States.