Solange Knowles Demands 'Seat at the Table'

Portrayed as a project on black identity, Solange Knowles' newly released third studio album, "A Seat at the Table," serves as a modern-day memoir of black survival.

D.C. Musician to Be Featured on 'Empire'

Most musicians don't get their first big break in front of millions of people on the nation's biggest television show. But Desmond Barnes isn't most musicians.

Casey J: From Georgia Classroom to Gospel Stage

It's been a whirlwind two year-period for Casey J Hobbs — a former elementary school teacher from Atlanta who said she just wanted to be obedient to God and record a few songs of praise that could encourage other people ...

Reggae Sensation Jack Radics Launches Tour in DMV, Readies New Album

Platinum-selling reggae artist Jack Radics is preparing to back the anticipated release of his new album "Watershed" with a first-ever U.S. tour, which he'll kick off Sunday in the D.C. region.

Is God Dead? Certainly Not, Says Fred Hammond

When gospel legend Fred Hammond and a few of his friends swoop down on the District of Columbia next month, they promise an evening where those who believe in God as well as people simply seeking encouragement will get more ...

Big Changes Coming to America's Money

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expounded on his decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill during a screening of "Hamilton's America" in D.C. earlier this month, saying that the country's currency should be more inclusive and represent more of ...

Tommy Ford, Star of Sitcom 'Martin,' Dies

Tommy Ford, 52, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," died Oct. 12 in Atlanta.

Celebrated Author Gloria Naylor Dead at 66

Author Gloria Naylor, whose widely-acclaimed stories chronicled the experiences of Black women, recently died at the age of 66.

Strathmore Launches Season of America's 'Blues'

For the first time, much to the delight of music aficionados, the Strathmore, during its 2016-17 season, will utilize all of its performance spaces to present 25 events in a yearlong exploration of the blues.

Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney Bring Down the House at Howard Theatre

Comedy legends Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney performed Saturday before a capacity crowd at the historic Howard Theatre in D.C., with both of the notoriously outspoken comics' rapier wit, charm and undeniable knowledge on full display.

'Birth of a Nation': Will Film Reveal Truth or More Fiction?

Nate Parker's new movie "Birth of a Nation" opens Friday across the U.S. in over 2,000 theaters nationwide.

D.C. Dance Troupe Captures Essence of 'Migration'

A D.C. international dance company's latest creation, "The Migration," based on the iconic and vibrant paintings of renowned black American artist Jacob Lawrence, is a soul-churning must-see.

Eddie Jones Prepares for Solo Performance

On Friday, Sept. 30, Eddie Jones will sing and dance in a one-man performance of music inspired by experiences gleaned during his provocative life and written by his own hands.

Bill Nunn, 'Do the Right Thing's' Radio Raheem, Dead at 63

Bill Nunn, the talented actor whose portrayal of boombox-toting philosopher Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” earned him critical acclaim, died Saturday at 63 after a long struggle with cancer.

Go-Go Legend Byron Jackson Dead at 52

Byron "BJ" Jackson, a prominent member of D.C.'s go-go music community, died this month at the age of 52.