BET Acquires 'Soul Train' Brand

BET Networks announced Sunday it has acquired the assets of "Soul Train" from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies.

Remembering Marvin Gaye 32 Years Later

He was the Prince of Motown and one of D.C.'s favorite sons.

Najee: Still Making Mellow Jazz Sounds

With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Najee has kept his nose to the grindstone.

D.C. Actor Defends Michael B. Jordan Photo

When District actor Vaughn Ryan Midder first saw the controversial “#Embracebrotherhood” photo of “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” stars Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, he simply admired it, thinking it was wonderful.

Phife Dawg Dead at 45

Phife Dawg, member of '90s hip-hop super group A Tribe Called Quest, died at the age of 45 due to complications from diabetes.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

There will never be another "The Dark Knight Rises." If you can wrap your head around that, and get past the first sluggish minutes of this Batman derivative, you just may find some instances of wonder in between the baffling ...

GWU's Lisner Auditorium Showcases Renowned World Musicians

If you, like many of us, have been feeling the calling of far-off places but can't quite make the trip because of work obligations, the renewed sense of danger and skyrocketing prices of international travel, you may not have to ...

Fred Hammond Electrifies Miami Crowd

Fred Hammond ministered to a receptive audience during the 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, held last weekend in Miami Gardens, Florida.

A Moment with Nana Malaya Rucker

Since the age of 16, Nana Mayala Rucker has brought African-centered folklore to life through spoken word and dance.

TV One Launches New 'Represent' Branding Strategy

Having introduced its new branding strategy last month, TV One executives are now fully engaged in taking the cable channel into its re-focused future.

Rickey Smiley Brings Comedic Brilliance to Annual Music Fest

Rickey Smiley understands the challenges of growing up poor in the South and often includes those memories in his standup comedy routines. But with his hosting one of the country's premier music festivals last weekend in South Florida and other ...

Kirk Franklin's '20 Years' Tour Comes to D.C.

Ten-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin will perform two decades worth of gospel hits Saturday night as his "20 Years in One Night" tour rolls into the Warner Theatre in northwest D.C.

'Married But Single' Stops in D.C.

Award-winning writer, producer and director Je’Caryous Johnson came back to the urban theater circuit to debut his 15th stage play, “Married But Single,” which stars LisaRaye, Chrisette Michele and Darrin Henson.

'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!"