'For Colored Girls' Returns to D.C.

A stage filled with seven African-American women of various vibrant shades and all natural hair has a beautiful and warming spirit that one would not see very often at any theater in the greater Washington area.

REVIEW: 'Sarafina!' at Howard University

Even if you already know how inspiring and moving this show is, from seeing the film or the musical onstage, you are in for a spirit-lifting, heart-leaping, foot-stomping thrill when you experience what Howard University students have done with "Sarafina!"

Making the Annual Pilgrimage to South Florida Concert

Like the birds of Capistrano who punctuate the beauty of nature as they return each year from America to Puerto Rico, flying thousands of miles in their migration, an equal if not greater number of music lovers continue making their ...

Heartwarming 'Annie' Returns to D.C.

One of the world's most beloved musicals, "Annie," returns to the District at the National Theatre in Northwest from March 15–20, for a new U.S. national tour of the award-winning play.

Annual African Film Festival Returning to Md.

The 12th annual New African Film Festival kicks off Friday in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a week of films from all corners of the continent and a tribute to the "father of African cinema," Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene.

In Play, Signs that Words Wound But Also Heal

Five inspiring Black men take center stage in a play that mixes hip-hop culture, racism, discrimination and self-hate into a masterpiece for all age groups to enjoy.

Melissa Harris-Perry Fired from MSNBC Talk Show

MSNBC has fired talk show host Melissa Harris-Perry after she criticized preemptions of her weekend program, suggesting that race played a factor in the decision.

Oscars Spur More Protest

The Oscars, the finale to the film award season, sparked even more hashtags and conversations after host Chris Rock took on Hollywood's diversity problem in a racially charged monologue.

Chris Rock at the Oscars: Hollywood Is 'A Different Type of Racist'

In his opening monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, host Chris Rock used his comedic style of humor mixed with brutal honesty to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, while wearing a white tuxedo jacket.

Hollywood Directors to Skip Oscars for #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event

Several Hollywood directors are skipping the Oscars on Sunday to be in Flint, Mich., in support of #JusticeForFlint, a star-studded concert and fundraiser to benefit residents of the city suffering from its toxic tap water.

Law Enforcement Calls for Beyonce Boycott

Multi-platinum recording artist Beyonce Knowles has heightened the debate about race relations — and garnered the attention of law enforcement officials across the country, who are calling for a boycott of the music icon's upcoming tour.

Vanity, Prince Protégé, Dead at 57

Vanity, 1980s icon, Prince protégé and lead singer of popular girl group Vanity 6, died Feb. 15 in Fremont, California, at the age of 57 of kidney failure.

Artists Salute Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Grainger brothers Gary and Greg sponsored a recent tribute jam session in memory of the late great Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.

'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' Focuses on America's First Black Aviators

An inspiring and uplifting play, based on actual events, comes to THEARC in Southeast for a two-day stint beginning Thursday, Feb. 25 and ending on Friday, Feb. 26 — and it promises to serve as a fitting conclusion to this ...

The Hollywood Diversity Fix

There's nothing new about #OscarsSoWhite. Once upon a time, Hollywood's diversity battle stretched as far as The White House.