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Willard Jenkins Invigorates DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival looks even more diverse this year, with hip-hop, soul and pop influences certain to attract millennials as well as the middle-aged, seniors and the casual music fan tourists by the busload — and all that would ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Corruption Officer' by Gary L. Heyward

Sometimes you choose your sides, and sometimes they're chosen for you.

Dick Gregory Wows Audience at D.C. Fundraiser

Dick Gregory, one of black America's seasoned funny men, didn't mince words during a recent gathering at a local hair salon, lambasting the mainstream media and blacks who unwittingly believe everything newscasters tell them.

Inmates Make, Design Quilts for a Cause

Sirlilar Stokes, an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, first started trying her hand at quilting about three months ago.

Chadian Cuisine Comes to D.C.

One of those things common among all human is the joy that comes when sitting down with friends and family and having a sumptuous meal. And one woman who hails from the Republic of Chad in Central Africa hopes that ...

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence on Sexual Assault Accusations

Bill Cosby attempted for the first time Friday to publicly address the multiple accusations of sexual assault that have plagued him since the fall.

B.B. King, Blues Legend, Dies at 89

B.B. King, the legendary "King of the Blues" whose six-decade career of hit-making includes his signature tune "The Thrill is Gone," has died, his attorney said Friday morning. He was 89.

Media Personality Dana Dane to Launch TV Talk Show

Media personality and entrepreneur Dana Dayne is launching "Dana's Lane," a 60-minute TV talk show she says will be an informative yet entertaining alternative in a television world bereft of substance.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Child, Please' by Ylonda Gault Caviness

Growing up, there were many things you learned by observation — one of them being a sharp knowledge of when you were approaching your mother's last nerve. Like most kids, Ylonda Gault Caviness tried to avoid that mess; instead, she ...

Activist Prince Rocks Baltimore

If Prince came to Baltimore to try and heal a fractured community, his arrival proved a tad too late. But nothing escapes his royal highness.

Katori Hall's 'The Blood Quilt' a Familiar Tale of Family Dynamics

If you are a woman who has sisters, then playwright Katori Hall’s latest work, "The Blood Quilt," will seem familiar territory to those ubiquitous experiences of sibling dynamics.

Provocative Play Takes Center Stage in Southeast D.C.

This is not a linear story with a straight narrative and clearly evoked characters. It's a fantastic tale told with bold imagery, inventive weaving of language and a healthy reliance on metaphor and symbolism.

Harry Belafonte to Participate in Nationwide Town Hall

Legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte will take part in a nationwide telephone town hall Wednesday, which is open to community leaders and change agents.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Welcome to My Breakdown' by Benilde Little

Whoever said that big girls don't cry needs to know that's not true.

Exhibit Showcases Works of African Artists

“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” can be viewed now through Aug. 2 at the National Museum of African Art.