Billie Holiday Musical Gives D.C. Students Glimpse Into Life of 'Lady Day'

In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version ...

Film Tells Story of Eugene Brown, D.C. Chess King

Absent any prodding and without hesitation, Eugene Brown eagerly recounts his life growing up in Northeast.

Beverly Bond Addresses Students at GWU

A well-known deejay and social entrepreneur recently expressed her displeasure at what she called the entertainment industry's portrayal of African-Americans during her keynote address at The George Washington University in Northwest.

Play Brings the Three Ms to Life

During a question and answer session of a dramatic reading marking the beginning of Black History Month, one of the more than 60 people in the audience asked the group on stage who is Medgar Evers.

The Capital Kidds Take Music Industry by Storm with Catchy, Positive Tunes

The Capital Kidds, a local children’s music group, has set out to challenge the status quo with its brand of “edutainment” – music that educates as well as entertains.

Robeson Rediscovered

"The Tallest Tree in the Forest," which runs at the Arena Stage on the Waterfront in Southwest until Feb. 16, recounts the uncommon life of Paul Robeson.

WPAS Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Lincoln Memorial Performance

Eight years before Jackie Robinson first ran the bases in Brooklyn, and 24 years before Dr. King pronounced "I Have a Dream," one remarkable woman stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and sang for an audience of 75,000. ...

Southeast Rappers Return from North Korea

Two emerging hip-hop artists from Southeast have returned to the District after traveling to North Korea to film a music video.

'12 Years a Slave' Nabs Nine Oscar Nods; Other Top Black Films Shut Out

With such great African-American films as "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "12 Years a Slave," many critics labeled 2013 as the year of the black movies. Apparently, Academy Award voters weren't too impressed.

Actress Kym Whitley Chooses D.C. Interior Designer Via Social Media

What started as a casual encounter via social media, turned into a serendipitous opportunity for a local interior designer to decorate actress and comedienne Kym Whitley's Los Angeles home.

Suggestive Appearances Make Up for Lack of Talent

Simply put, pop star Beyonce's new album counts as another attempt to sell an age-old idea instead of substance in a world heavy on video vixens and extremely light on musical talent.

Belafonte and Civil Rights Icons Honored

The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s Centennial Founders Ball had a distinctive Civil Rights flavor as more than 1,000 fraternity members and supporters celebrated the organization’s first 100 years.

Remembering James Avery: 1948-2013

James Avery, the lovable but stern family head on Will Smith's popular television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," died on New Year's Eve following complications from open heart surgery.

Maysa Celebrates Her First Grammy Nomination

After a career that's spanned nearly a quarter of a century in which she stands as one of the elite voices in music, Maysa Leak has never been nominated for a Grammy Award. Until now.

Chef Hosts Party, Collects Thousands of Toys

Thousands of industry magnates, elected officials, and socialites danced and enjoyed southern-style cuisine during a recent holiday soiree and toy drive at an historic library in Northwest.