Celebration of Black Culture

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.
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Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again?

Contemporary artists are realizing the city’s rich history isn’t enough to sustain jazz in a 21st-century Washington. They’re scrambling to save what has been called America’s original art form in a city where it’s fading from the culture.

Bill Cosby wins temporary delay in lawsuit against him

Bill Cosby marked a small — but only temporary — legal victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This was 24 hours after he marked a legal loss in a different case on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
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Judge: Janice Dickinson's defamation suit against Bill Cosby to proceed

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson celebrated a judge's ruling Tuesday that will allow her defamation case against legendary entertainer Bill Cosby to move forward.
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Katt Williams facing charges for fight with Georgia teen

Entertainer Katt Williams and a teenager have each been charged with disorderly conduct after fighting each other at an apartment complex

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at the Sundance ...
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Conversation with JoAnne Bland

JoAnne Bland has told her personal story at conferences and workshops across the country including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, at 3p.m. at Warren United Methodist Church, she will share her story with the Dallas community.
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Delta Sigma Theta celebrates founders’ day

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was founded by 22 African American collegiate women on the campus of Howard University on Jan. 13, 1913. Since then, the sorority has dedicated 102 years to service by creating programs to improve political, education, ...
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
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Art Smith: Historic art collection of an African American jeweler

“From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith” is an exhibition of striking necklaces, rings and bracelets created by African American designer Art Smith.
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
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Black Fashion Icons of the past 100 years

The past 100 years for people of color have been moving at the speed of light. I have identified a few of my favorite Black Fashion Icons of the past 100 years.
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3 Black-Owned Natural Hair And Beauty Brands That You Should Know

With the emergence of the natural hair movement and the infiltration of black beauty icons in mainstream media, came the proliferation of black-owned business with a purpose. Ones that used all natural ingredients, employed each other and sought to create ...
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How to Redefine What It Means to be Beautiful

"Beautiful" - adjective - pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Of a very high standard; excellent.
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