Taraji P. Henson to Launch Signature MAC Makeup Line

Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role as Cookie in the hit TV series "Empire," is the latest celebrity to receive her own MAC cosmetic makeup line.

Jamaican Filmmaker's Doc Focuses on Slavery, Reparations

Karen Marks Mafundikwa's film, "The Price of Memory," asks the viewer to take a trip back with her to the origins of the Jamaican Reparations Movement, asking for compensation for the suffering and labor of enslaved people for some two ...

D.C. Keeps Chuck Brown's Legacy Alive

In the spirit of good vibes and melody, over 500 D.C. residents sang and danced to sizzling tunes Saturday as they celebrated the "Godfather of go-go music" during the second annual Chuck Brown Day.

Do Police View Blacks as 'Nobody?'

In Marc Lamont Hill's book, "Nobody," he reconsiders the details of recent events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and the water crisis in Flint as examples of how the plight of America's most vulnerable grows ...

Tyra Banks to Teach Stanford University MBA Class

Tyra Banks, the swimsuit model turned entrepreneur, is going back to school — but not as a student.

'Jelly's Last Jam' Rolls Out With a Bang

"Jelly's Last Jam," the famed play currently running through Sept. 11 at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia, dazzles the audience with exhilarating music and high-energy choreography.

Black Press Columnist Wins Playwright Award

"My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding," Ursula Battle's exciting play about what happens when a reversal of fortune causes a couple's expensive dream wedding to turn into a beer-budget nightmare, is among the journalist and writer's many works that helped ...

Crowds Brave Heat for Richmond Jazz Festival

Despite the blazing sun and blistering heat, thousands of music fans turned out at Maymont Park in Virginia over the weekend for the 7th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, leaving not only with a song in their heart, but a bounce ...

African Diaspora Film Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A double opening night with poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez will help kick off this year's annual African Diaspora Film Festival beginning Aug. 19 at George Washington University's Marvin Center in northwest D.C.

DC Shorts Film Fest Back for Lucky #13

Since its founding 13 years ago, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has continued to grow from a novel idea to one of the largest short-film festivals on the East Coast.

Maryland Students Attend Film Seminar in Texas

Two Maryland students were among a select group of young people chosen to participate in the first annual Nate Parker Summer Film Institute in Texas earlier this month.

MLK Memorial Foundation to Host Summer Film Series

The foundation that spearheaded the effort to place a memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall will host this summer its fifth annual film series in line with the civil rights icon's principles.

Summer Spirit Festival Returns with Superstar Lineup

A diverse and exciting lineup of musical artists have been slated to perform at the always-anticipated Summer Spirit Festival, now celebrating its 11th season with a weekend full of fun and entertainment.

Carmen de Lavallade Recalls Illustrious Career

When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest 'Star Trek' Installment Light-Years Beyond Competition

The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best "Star Trek" film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether "Star Trek Beyond" is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." On most ...