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Summer Soiree Draws Young Art Enthusiasts

More than 100 supporters of black art hit the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall recently for Summer Soiree, an annual fundraising event.

Southwest Airlines Begins International Service To Three Countries

Southwest Airlines launched Tuesday its service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its U.S. gateway cities.

Bobby Womack, '70s R&B Icon, Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, the R&B icon whose singing and guitar play influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to 50 Cent, has died. He was 70.

Local Legend, Broadway Star and Ellington Student Honored at 'Phantom'-Themed Gala

A "Phantom of the Opera"-costumed gentleman greeted guests Thursday at Harmony Hall Regional Center John Addison Concert Hall in Fort Washington, Md., setting the tone for "Phantom"-themed gala sponsored by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), ...

Prince Celebrates Milestone

Like fine wine, Prince gets better with time.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Prodigal Son' by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Mom always liked you better.

Hill Harper Determined to Help D.C. Youth

Actor Hill Harper visited the District earlier this month to announce that he's bringing his “Manifest Your Destiny Foundation” to the city for a special program.

Black Theatre Festival Returns to D.C.

The Fifth Annual DC Black Theatre Festival began June 20 and runs through Sunday, June 29.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women' by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards, foreword by Camille O. Cosby

In "The Man from Essence" by Edward Lewis, you'll see that that phenomenon crosses all industries.

Michael Jackson Reigns Five Years After Death

Among both ardent supporters and detractors, there's one thing unmistakable about Michael Jackson: He's still the undisputed "King of Pop."

Ruby Dee Remembered for Remarkable Life

Ruby Dee, who died on June 12, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, had quite the fan base and many admirers around the world.

DC Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary in June

Pack a bag; grab a blanket and take some time off from work, that’s the advice from Sunny Sumter, the executive director of the DC Jazz Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Activist, Dies

Legendary actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday in her New York home. She was 91.

BOOK REVIEW: 'All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom' by Angela Johnson, Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed.

Millennials Flex Their Muscle

Thousands of people converged on the District last week eager to network, recognize the philanthropic efforts of their peers, and flesh out the narrative about their generation.