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Lupita Nyong'o 'Overwhelmed' by Oscar Win

Lupita Nyong'o said winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role based on her portrayal of "Patsey" in "12 Years a Slave," proved overwhelming, especially considering the role counted as her debut and the competition she faced for the ...

Industrial Bank Author & Artist Spotlight: Del Travar

As 2014 begins, singer-songwriter Del Travar is perfectly positioned to achieve great things.

Oprah Makes Forbes' Billionaires List

Television mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's nine wealthiest people of African descent, according to the March 4 edition of Forbes magazine.

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Oscar for Best Film; Lupita Nyong'o Nabs Best Supporting Actress Award

The captivating 2013 drama "12 Years a Slave," a harrowing tale of a freed Black man kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s, won the Academy Awards' top honor for best picture on Sunday night in Los Angeles, capping an evening ...

'Earth Matters, Fashion Matters' Showcases Eco-Friendly African Design

The National Museum of African Art recently held "Earth Matters, Fashion Matters," a showcase of ecologically inspired, ready-to-wear designs by eight African designers based in Africa, New York and Europe.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Saint Monkey' by Jacinda Townsend

Do we ever outgrow wanting what someone else has? Or, as in the new novel "Saint Monkey" by Jacinda Townsend, do we instead learn that those things are as tarnished as our own?

ASALH Luncheon Shines Light on Black Achievement

An audience of more than 1,000 guests at the 88th Annual Black History Luncheon at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Northwest heard about the importance of studying black history, securing a quality education and honoring the sacrifices of our forebears.

D.C.'s Tulani Teams with Boys & Girls Club for Anti-Bullying EP

Tulani, a D.C.-based singer-songwriter best known from appearing on NBC's "America's Got Talent" and touring with Lady Gaga as her harpist, is releasing a collaborative EP on iTunes with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, in conjunction with ...

INTERSECTIONS 2014 Marks 5th Anniversary at Atlas Performing Arts Center

INTERSECTIONS, the multifaceted, multidisciplinary and always eclectic community festival, kicks off on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts for three weekends packed with music, dance, poetry, theater and more.

Billie Holiday Musical Gives D.C. Students Glimpse Into Life of 'Lady Day'

In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version ...

Film Tells Story of Eugene Brown, D.C. Chess King

Absent any prodding and without hesitation, Eugene Brown eagerly recounts his life growing up in Northeast.

Books About African-American History Tours & Tourism

A list of books about African-American history tours and tourism

Beverly Bond Addresses Students at GWU

A well-known deejay and social entrepreneur recently expressed her displeasure at what she called the entertainment industry's portrayal of African-Americans during her keynote address at The George Washington University in Northwest.

BOOK REVIEW: 'I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway' by Greg Kot

In the new book "I'll Take You There" by Greg Kot, you'll see how one father's push left a mark on his family and on music.

District Milliner's Hats Part of New Smithsonian Museum

Black women's head coverings, from the wrapped fabric of ancient and contemporary Africa to today's "church hats," are a significant cultural expression in African-American history.