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D.C. Priest Stands By Bill Cosby

The Rev. Carl Dianda remembers well the soft-spoken and intelligent girl named Camille Hanks who attended St. Cyprian Elementary-Middle School in Southeast Washington D.C., and a makeshift Catholic Church a few miles away in Olney, Maryland.

Former O'Jays Member Nathan Best Releases Gospel Album

After a musical career in the R&B arena that included singing with Mikki Howard, Gerald Levert and The O'Jays, Nathan Best has returned to his roots, releasing a gospel album and pastoring a church.

Eminem Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Last Wish

Gage Garmo, a 17-year-old terminally ill Eminem fan from Rochester Hills, Michigan, was able to meet his idol one day before passing away on Jan. 12, according to Detroit's Fox affiliate.

Andraé Crouch Memorial Services Announced

Two days of memorial services and celebrations will be held in Los Angeles next week for late gospel music icon Andraé Crouch’, representatives announced.

Andraé Crouch, Gospel Music Legend, Dead at 72

Andraé Crouch, the Grammy-winning gospel music legend, died Thursday, numerous news outlets reported. He was 72.

Gospel Superstar Karen Clark Sheard Headlines D.C.-Area Revival

Gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard performed to rousing cheers and applause Thursday on the second night of the three-day New Year's Revival 2015, an annual joint celebration between FBCG and Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in D.C.

'Selma' Called Film of the Year

The Oprah Winfrey produced docudrama has already received four Golden Globe nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best drama.

Charlie Wilson Announces Tour Dates with Kem, Joe; D.C. Show in March

Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced Monday his Forever Charlie national tour will kick off Feb. 12 in Cleveland.

Jill Scott to be Honored at Essence Grammy Celebration

Essence will kick off a yearlong commemoration of the 45th anniversary of its magazine in 2015 with a Black Women in Music Grammy Awards Week celebration that will honor recording artist Jill Scott.

Disney on Ice's 'Worlds of Fantasy' to Hit Verizon Center in February

"Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy" will play at Verizon Center from Feb. 11-16.

HBO to Run Marathon of 'The Wire'

In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to "The Godfather," David Simon and HBO are re-mastering the critically acclaimed HBO series "The ...

Peabo Bryson to Star in Christmas Spectacular

Most children and adults have a list of holiday songs that they look forward to hearing as the 25th of December draws near. Maybe that's why one star-studded Christmas concert, returning this week to the D.C. area, has been going ...

A Mighty Day!

"Black Nativity" is a challenging work and emphatically requires a superb ensemble cast to make it work best. I can unequivocally tell you that Theatre Alliance's production currently at the Anacostia Playhouse meets that criterion without question.

Spelman College Suspends Bill Cosby Professorship

Spelman College in Atlanta has removed Bill Cosby's name from a professorship established at the school nearly 20 years ago as accusations of sexual assault continue to mount against the famed comedian.

Peter Tosh's Estate to Donate Song Profits to Garner, Brown Families

The estate of reggae icon and Grammy-winning musician Peter Tosh announced that 10 percent of all net income from streaming and downloads of the Tosh song "Equal Rights" will be donated to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner ...