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'Selma' Director, Cinematographer Receive Robeson Awards

The director and the cinematographer of "Selma," the film of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and African-Americans' struggle to win the vote in the South that won an Oscar and was nominated for another, were honored by Howard University ...

Filmfest DC Returns, Overcomes Financial Hurdles

It's back. And, Tony Gittens, Filmfest DC founder and director, says it's better than ever.

Nile Project Arrives To Educate, Entertain

Founded on the belief that music can change perceptions and inspire action, The Nile Project brings together 27 musicians from the 11 different countries along the Nile to encourage dialogue about sustainability in the Nile basin.

Sneaker Con Returns to D.C.

Sneaker Con, the greatest sneaker show on Earth, will bring sneaker lovers together to buy, sell, trade and learn how to turn their passion into profit.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding'

You've been looking at your life and everything around you, and that's the question you've been asking: what next? What will you do with the rest of your days? In the new book "Reach," you may find some guidance.

Greatest Band You Never Knew: Incognito Brings the Funk at the Howard

The band, now approaching three-plus decades of recording and touring, has a loyal following that sells out concerts in the United States and abroad.

Hip-Hop's Obsession With God

Today the obsession with God and other spiritual powers dominates the rap culture.

'Shark Tank' to Hold Auditions in D.C. Saturday

Budding entrepreneurs looking for an opportunity to pitch their small businesses to the cast of the ABC reality show "Shark Tank" could be in luck this weekend.

B.B. King Leaves Hospital after Stay for Diabetes-Related Dehydration

Blues legend B.B. King told fans upon leaving a hospital near his Las Vegas home this week that he feels a lot better.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Stealing the Game' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

In the new book "Stealing the Game" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, it's about more than how you play the game.

Hezekiah Walker Honored With NNPA Torch Award

Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a megachurch in Brooklyn, New York.

Youth Riding High with New Baseball Uniforms

When the Washington D.C. Little League season officially begins on Saturday, March 28, the youthful little league players will say farewell to their uniforms from last season and welcome their new jerseys, sponsored by the Washington Nationals.

Redskins Cheerleader's Death Examined in New Book

The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated.

Black Women Unite at Local Conference

Hundreds of activists, business owners, artists, and educators from around the D.C. metropolitan area and across the United States closed Women's History Month at an event during which they immersed themselves in African-centered studies, culture, food and dance as part ...

Dianne Reeves to Make D.C. Appearance

One of the world's most talented female jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves, returns to the District for what will undoubtedly be a true "tour de force" on Saturday, April 11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in ...