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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Answering fatherhood’s necessary call

ESSAY | Although I almost missed it, fatherhood called and I answered.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Father’s Day: The power of one

ESSAY | Fatherhood is about changing one child’s life for the better.

By Roland Warren  |  05:45 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 06/15/2012

On fatherhood: The luck of a daughter

ESSAY | The word ‘daughter’ tends to strike fear in most men.

By Panama Jackson  |  05:15 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Caribbean oracle Von Martin hosts Father’s Day comedy festival

The Caribbean oracle will host the 24th annual Caribbeana Comedy Festival this weekend.

By Erin Williams  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Jimmie Walker talks ‘Good Times,’ Jay Leno and working the chitlin circuit

In his new memoir “Dyn-O-Mite!” the standup actor discusses the highs and lows of comedic life.

By Erin Williams  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, another example of corrupt Democrats

OPINION | After another scandal, it’s time D.C. residents give Republicans a chance.

By Crystal Wright  |  05:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/11/2012

2012 Toyota Prius v reviewed

REVIEW | The Prius v will appeal to just about anyone that will give it a chance.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/11/2012

How to discover purpose and fulfillment

ESSAY | It’s the difference between collecting a check and making a worldly contribution.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Felicia Boswell to star in the musical ‘Memphis’ at the Kennedy Center

Q&A | The Montgomery, Ala., native talked about staying energized on the road and her activist spirit.

By Erin Williams  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s resignation serves as cautionary tale

OPINION | Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s resignation speaks volumes.

By David Bowers  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/08/2012

D.C. students write original play at The Young Playwrights’ Workshop

D.C. high school students wrote “Welcome to Our World” as part of The Young Playwrights’ Workshop.

By DeNeen Brown  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/08/2012

D.C. speed cameras are no joke

LUNCHLINE | D.C. speed cameras are sort of shady, but a sensible and available way to bring in cash.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Kwame Brown’s resignation sparks frustration in D.C. government

OPINION | It’s time we tweak our moral compass – individually and collectively.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/08/2012

D.C. landmarks, a chance to experience African American history

Travel from Capitol Hill to Cardozo to learn about African American history in the District.

By Erin Williams  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Reesa Renee on life, dreams and upcoming album

Landover native Reesa Renee never planned on becoming a singer.

By Erin Williams  |  08:35 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Future of Joe Frazier’s gym unsure as endangered historical building

The boxing legend’s gym is one of the nation’s most endangered historical buildings of 2012.

By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Kwame Brown resigns following bank fraud charges

OPINION | Kwame Brown glaring lack of contrition in his resignation was not surprising.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 06/06/2012

College Bound sponsors D.C. students to Ghana

ESSAY | Non-profit College Bound sponsored local high school students on a trip to Ghana.

By Lottie Joiner  |  01:33 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/06/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 21

Malik makes a change in his relationship with Jenna, Melanie delays her flight to be with Derwin.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Similarities surface in same-sex marriage and interracial marriage

The Root | It feels as if the same battle of the freedom to marry is being fought all over again.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris | The Root  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/05/2012

President Obama need not cater to African Americans

The Root | President Obama has done nothing for black people. And that’s how it should be.

By David Swerdlick | The Root  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Father’s Day: Share photos of dad

Honor dad (whether it’s your father, husband or a father figure) by uploading a photo to our gallery.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Alfre Woodard talks Hollywood’s relationship with politics

The Root | The actress and activist said it was “impossible not to be involved in politics.”

By Mary C. Curtis | The Root  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Ward 8 farmers’ market back for a 13th season at THEARC

The vendors are back for a 13th season including a shuttle for residents to shop.

By Erin Williams  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/31/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 15

The women gang up on Jennifer, Royce confronts Tami and Shaunie seeks spiritual guidance.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Les Nubians to perform at The Hamilton as part of D.C. Jazz Festival

Q&A | French neo-soul duo performs Saturday at The Hamilton as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival.

By Erin Williams  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Congressional Black Caucus, Conference of National Black Churches review voting rights

The Root | Congressional Black Caucus and Conference of National Black Churches met for the Faith Leaders Summit on Voting Rights.

By Cynthia Gordy | The Root  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Fat acceptance blogger Shannon Barber talks about in the black community

The Root | Fat acceptance advocate and blogger Shannon Barber says health is not an obligation.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris | The Root  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Minority children affected by disparities in asthma health care

OP-ED | Minority children with asthma are less likely to receive regular care and treatment.

By J. Nadine Gracia  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Lolo Jones, Meagan Good: Black female sexuality depicted in extremes

COLUMN | We should ask ourselves why the media depicts black female sexuality in extremes.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  01:13 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/30/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 20

The Sabers approach their championship game and Melanie and Malik are nowhere to be found.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Transportation bill amendment would dump more coal ash on low-income communities

OP-ED | Congress to consider dump locations of coal ash, targeting low-income communities.

By Dr. Robert Bullard and Bobby L. Rush  |  03:57 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Queen Latifah thanks fans at Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival

Queen Latifah called fans at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival “my people.”

By Fahima Haque  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012

‘Anacostia in Fashion’ chronicles fashion through a historic lens

Clothing designer Brian Evans created a collection showcasing the evolution of Anacostia.

By Erin Williams  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 05/25/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 14

This week Jennifer ignores the group, Suzie plays informant and Kenya seems a little fishy.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:44 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Hal Jackson, radio legend, dies at 96

The Root | The DJ legend who was dubbed the ‘Godfather of Black Radio’ lost his battle with cancer.

By Edmund Newton | The Root  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day weekend events

Our best ideas for last minute Memorial Day weekend plans to kick the summer off right.

By Shari Sheffield  |  11:54 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 05/23/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 19

Derwin tries to get signed with a new team, Tasha learns Pookie has another woman.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:13 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/23/2012

BET Awards nominations: Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z

Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations for July’s 2012 BET Awards.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Jimmy-Jean Louis talks ‘Toussaint’

The Root | A Q&A with the actor on his role as leader of The Haitian Revolution.

By Ella Turenne | The Root  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012

NAACP supports marriage equality

The Root | The NAACP’s support of same-sex marriage was a response to conservative political groups.

By Edmund Newton | The Root  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/22/2012

President Barack Obama’s double standard

OPINION | Being the first black president does not give Obama a free pass on pulling the race card.

By Crystal Wright  |  01:35 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program hosted awards ceremony

The Washington Post’s Young Journalists Development Program held its first awards ceremony.

By Lauren McEwen  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Donna Summer remembered

ESSAY | What memories flash in your mind now when a DJ plays Donna Summer?

By DeNeen Brown  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/21/2012

National Museum of Health and Medicine reopens in Silver Spring

LUNCHLINE | The reopened National Museum of Health and Medicine houses famous skulls, bones and bullets in U.S. history.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 13

Jennifer and Kenya arrive in Tahiti, Tami continues to bully Kesha, Evelyn and Shaunie pretend to care.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Casey Family Programs offers opportunities for children in foster care

Davon Ebb grew up in foster care and with the help of Casey Family Programs, he is ready to succeed.

By Davon Ebb  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Marvin Winans talks about carjacking

After being attacked at a Detroit gas station, the gospel legend makes an appeal to fathers everywhere.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:49 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Donna Summer, the legendary Queen of Disco, dies at 63

Donna Summer defined a new freedom for a generation of African Americans growing up in the 1970s.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:33 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Facebook’s public problem

LUNCHLINE | Facebook is going public and is having an advertising integration problem.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown’s life, legacy and music

ESSAY | Chuck Brown chatted with me about his life, his legacy and his relationship with my father.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown, go-go legend, dies

ESSAY | My first experience with Chuck Brown was as a third grader but it wouldn’t be my last as he was a perpetual constant on an ever-changing landscape.

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/16/2012

D.C. Caribbean Carnival heads to Baltimore

OPINION | The move to Baltimore is a time to re-brand one of D.C.’s most culturally diverse days.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/16/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 18

REVIEW | Tasha joins a celibacy support group, and Melanie interviews at Johns Hopkins.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich won’t soon be forgotten

OPINION | The presidential hopeful may have dropped out of the race, but he won’t soon be forgotten.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A Howard University graduate looks ahead

ESSAY | A Howard graduate facing an ugly job environment mulls what her future will look like.

By Alyssa McLendon  |  04:48 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Jay-Z supports President Obama on gay marriage

OPINION | Jay-Z’s endorsement of gay marriage meant more than President Obama’s words.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mother’s Day gift ideas

The frugalista offers up her best tips on how to treat mom this year for Mother’s Day.

By Natalie P. Mcneal  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 12

This week on Basketball Wives, the women travel to Tahiti and bicker with each other on vacation.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Mother’s Day recipe: Indulgent sweet potato waffles

Impress mom with Chef Huda’s sweet potato waffles with Grand Marnier warm berry compote and Madagascar vanilla whipped cream.

By Huda Mu’min  |  09:31 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Jennifer Hudson family murder trial: A cautionary tale for women

COLUMN | The nightmare of Jennifer Hudson’s family reflects the real life challenges women face.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/10/2012

President Obama’s gay marriage endorsement needs legal action

OPINION | Though profound, President Obama’s words need legal force to ensure equality for same-sex couples.

By Joy-Freeman Coulbary  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Applauding President Obama for his announcement on same-sex marriage

OPINION | As an African American gay man, I applaud President Obama for standing up for equality.

By Clarence Fluker  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Two Rivers Public Charter School, an inspiration for a multicultural D.C.

A parent turns to her son’s public charter school, Two Rivers, for inspiration on embracing diversity.

By Tamara Brown  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/09/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 17

Malik starts drinking again, and Melanie announces her career plans to Derwin.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Shaunie O’Neal on potential ‘Basketball Wives’ movie

Executive producer Shaunie O’Neal wants to translate the idea of the housewives into a movie.

By Fahima Haque  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Floyd Mayweather’s brilliance

The Root | Whether or not Floyd Mayweather is scared to fight Manny Pacquiao, he’s still brilliant.

By The Root | Deron Snyder  |  03:44 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Kaya Henderson sets ambitious plan for D.C. public schools

OP-ED | DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s ambitious five-year plan is easier said than done.

By Nathan A. Saunders  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Chuck Brown’s band plays in honor of hospitalized Go-Go legend

Vintage go-go beats kept the crowd at Pr. George’s County Harlem Renaissance Festival on its feet.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Lessons from the South Capitol Street Massacre

COLUMN | The South Capitol Street massacre led to dozens of questions about who and what was to blame for the tragic shooting.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  09:52 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Circa 34, a Mt. Rainier consignment shop with ties to the community

For the owners of Circa 34, the Mt. Rainier shop is about much more than selling clothes.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Joel Osteen’s message of hope

ESSAY | I wholly appreciate the Osteens sharing stories of triumph each week.

By Sonseyrea Tate Montgomery  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Cut funding from Child and Youth Investment Trust leaves D.C. students in need

OP-ED | Cut funding from the Child and Youth Investment Trust means students lose summer programs.

By Maggie Riden  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/02/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 16

Jason opens his wallet for Chardonnay, Derwin and Melanie face a setback trying to have a baby.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/02/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season four, episode 11

Evelyn redecorates, Tami gets a mammogram and Royce’s dad tells her about herself.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Bryce Harper: What’s not to love?

LUNCHLINE | What we have learned about the 19-year-old Nationals outfielder so far.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 10

This week Baldheaded Nia, who had just slapped Jennifer, is now screaming at her.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/27/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ serves up patriarchy with a smile

COLUMN | A black woman’s concerns with the message that ”Think Like A Man” invokes.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Celebrating Earth Day every day

ESSAY | April is National Earth Month, but I’ve spent a lifetime appreciating the Earth in my grandparents’ backyard garden.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Robert Griffin III: A throwback to Chocolate City

The potential of bringing Robert Griffin III’s talent to the Redskins represents a throwback to D.C.’s “Chocolate City” era.

By Roger Newkirk  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Michelle Obama’s journey chronicled in “What Would Michelle Do?”

Allison Samuels takes readers through Michelle Obama’s path to becoming the first lady.

By Erin Williams  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 04/25/2012

National Minority Health month emphasizes preventative measures

The Root | U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin advocates preventative measures.

By The Root | Cynthia Gordy  |  02:12 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West release book on poverty

The Root | Tavis Smiley and Cornel West make poverty an issue for the 2012 election in their new book.

By The Root | Steven Gray  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Studio 85, a place for locals

D.C.-born sisters opened Studio 85, an art and apparel store, to pay homage to their home town.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 15

This week, Pookie and Tasha give romance a try, while Janay springs a surprise on Derwin.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012

D.C. could soon see Sunday liquor sales

LUNCHLINE | Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham hopes to find extra cash by loosening the long-standing blue laws for booze.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012

President Obama’s neglect for the black community

OPINION | Black Democrats don’t challenge President Obama despite ignoring their legislative needs.

By Raynard Jackson  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/20/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ star Kevin Hart talks comedy, career

The Root | Q&A with comedian Kevin Hart on his new movie ‘Think Like a Man.’

By The Root | Akoto Ofori-Atta  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2012

National Minority Health Month prompts communities to take action

OP-ED | The hope for National Minority Health Month is to build awareness for healthier lifestyles.

By Fia Curley  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ releases Friday

The romantic comedy “Think Like a Man” inspired by Steve Harvey’s book garners much buzz.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Swedish minister of culture in hot water for racist cake

A social media firestorm erupted after the Swedish minister of culture cut into a cake in the shape of a naked black woman.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 9

Tami blames her mother for her bad parenting, Nia and Jennifer get into a trashy fight.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012

‘Girls’: Another show about white girl privilege?

OPINION | Lena Dunham’s writing is courageous, funny and self-aware, but where is the color?

By Paul Francis  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012

The Game: Season five, episode 14

Chardonnay meets Jason’s friends, Pookie visits Tasha and sweet, innocent Derwin is gone.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen suspended for Fidel Castro comments

OPINION | Why can’t Ozzie Guillen express his political views without taking a corporate hit?

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 04/15/2012

Hundreds dine at Howard Theatre’s first gospel brunch

Brunch and the rousing sounds of the Harlem Gospel Choir thrilled the Sunday crowd.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:53 PM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/13/2012

“Basketball Wives”: Season four, episode eight

We’re returned to the ignorant dinner where Evelyn threw both a bottle and plate at Kenya.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Emancipation Day 2012: More meaningful than ever

One hundred fifty years after Lincoln freed D.C. slaves, African Americans still fight for equality, a history professor writes.

By Maurice Jackson  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Unwritten Rules’ web series explores race dynamics at work

“Unwritten Rules” is a web series that explores what it’s like to be a black co-worker in a predominantly white workplace.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Beads Byaree founder talks about her love of fashion

Howard University senior Areeayl Goodwin talks about her jewelry company, Beads Byaree.

By Michael Livingston  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Beyonce writes open letter to Michelle Obama

The superstar posted the open letter expressing her gratitude and praise for Michelle Obama.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/12/2012

George Zimmerman’s arrest helps Trayvon Martin’s family find peace

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, thanked the public after Zimmerman was arrested.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Travyon Martin case magnifies everyday race relations

OPINION | It’s exhausting for black folks having to prove to others every day that they are on the same level as whites.

By Shannan Hicks  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Rick Ross concert canceled due to seizure

Rapper Rick Ross canceled a concert in Guyana on April 9 after suffering from a seizure.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Q-Tip signs to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam

Legendary New York City rapper Q-Tip has found a new recording home with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012

D.C. takes stance on bullying

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Vincent Gray plans to announce a four-step plan to deal with the problem.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/11/2012

In ‘I Must Resist,’ Bayard Rustin lived a life with no apologies

Q&A | In his new book, Michael G. Long collects activist Bayard Rustin’s personal letters.

By Erin Williams  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Bright Week, a time for meditation and spiritual truths

ESSAY | Christians will spend the week from Easter through Sunday celebrating Christ’s resurrection.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 13

Malik steps back into the limelight, and Melanie talks to Derwin about using a surrogate.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012

George Zimmerman launches Web site for support

George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, launched a Web site.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Martin Lawrence CBS pilot adds Jon Amos to cast

John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park joins the cast for Martin Lawrence’s new CBS pilot.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Howard Theatre attracts musical veterans and look alikes

Several thousand revelers celebrated the reopening of the legendary Howard Theatre.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:49 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: The Heart of America Foundation

Help the Heart of America Foundation arrange and prepare the books in its warehouse, which is used by children who have limited access to books.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Breast cancer mortality rates for African American women disproportionately high

OP-ED | Breast cancer mortality rates disproportionately affect African American women.

By Shanti Norris and Carole O’ Toole  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Travyon Martin subject of racial epithets in Michigan

An electronic road display was changed to show a racist message about Trayvon Martin.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Union Station transformed

LUNCHLINE | Potomac Realty Trust has $35 million plans to transform NoMa in to a thriving locale.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Whitney Houston biopic: Bobbi Kristina wants to play mom in biopic

Bobbi Kristina thinks she would be the perfect person to play her mother in a potential movie.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Tony Lewis Jr. on D.C., advocacy and mentoring youths

Tony Lewis Jr. talks about his love for D.C., neighborhood advocacy and mentoring youths.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Tyler Perry accuses cops of racial profiling

News that filmmaker Tyler Perry accused two white police officers in Atlanta of racial profiling went viral.

By Lauren McEwen  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Scion restaurant reviewed

Bon Appétit | A group of friends choose Scion restaurant for their monthly dinner.

By Darcy Kipp-Kim  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Eye care, a neglected problem among D.C.’s poor, is focus of new program

A new programaddresses a long-neglected problem among D.C.’s poor: a lack of adequate eye care.

By Lauren McEwen  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/06/2012

FOX hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson

Morning news program “FOX & Friends” hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012

ABC’s ‘Scandal’ inspired by the life of D.C. crisis manager

D.C. crisis manager extraordinaire Judy Smith gets an L.A. spotlight in ABC’s “Scandal.”

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012

‘Deadline’ brings investigative journalism from newspapers to motion pictures

Q&A | “Deadline” is about the unsolved murder of a black teenager in rural South Carolina.

By Erin Williams  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Mary J. Blige apologizes for Burger King commercial

The R&B singer apologizes to fans for her controversial Burger King commercial.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode seven

This week Evelyn is called ‘loose,’ Tami needs to get a life and Evelyn hurls a bottle of wine at Kenya.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death raises the question: Where is the American black family?

OPINION | Instead of participating in hollow racial protests, we need to show outrage at the breakdown of the American black family.

By Crystal Wright  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Black women and the ‘war on women’

PODCAST | Why more black women aren’t more vocal on reproductive freedom.

By Natalie Hopkinson  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Marion Barry’s got swag

LUNCHLINE | Barry won the Democratic primary in Ward 8 and spent all night bragging on Twitter.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Nick Cannon launches Web health series

Nick Cannon launched the Web series ‘Ncredible Health Hustle’ chronicling his life with lupus.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012

The Game: Season five, episode 12

Derwin gets a visit from his play cousin, and Tasha hashes out family drama with her mom.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Oprah opens up about OWN on ‘CBS This Morning’

Oprah Winfrey admitted to failings with her television network OWN Monday on CBS.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Nicki Minaj releases ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’

Nicki Minaj tries on a new look for her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’

By Fahima Haque  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Episode twelve: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE TWELVE | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a multi-part animated biography chronicling the life of former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Whitney Houston’s ‘Sparkle’ trailer airs on Today show

The much awaited trailer for ‘Sparkle,’ Whitney Houston’s last film aired on the ‘Today Show.’

By Fahima Haque  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012

TLC’s Niecy Nash says she’s not sought after like Kim Kardashian

Comedian Niecy Nash asserts black celebrities aren’t as sought after as white celebrities.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Spike Lee reaches settlement for tweeting wrong address for George Zimmerman

Spike Lee reached a settlement with the elderly couple whose address he incorrectly tweeted out.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Reginald E. Gilliam Jr., of Sodexo, dies at 67

Reginald E. Gilliam Jr. was a veteran African-American lobbyist and senior vice president at Sodexo in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 67.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/29/2012

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, the hoodie takes on a greater meaning

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, my first hoodie takes on a greater meaning than a casual act of defiance.

By Robert Samuels  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012

America needs more black and Hispanic male teachers

For some, the way to narrow the achievement gap is through more black, male teachers.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Episode eleven: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE ELEVEN | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a multi-part animated biography chronicling the life of former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Watching ‘The Hunger Games’ through a racial lens

For some fans, casting of African Americans in the movie was a major disappointment.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Mya to perform at D.C. Tap Fest

The fourth annual D.C. Tap Fest comes to town this weekend with workshops and performances.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Trayvon Martin case proves Florida needs to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

Trayvon Martin died in part because of a flawed law that allowed George Zimmerman to pack hidden heat.

By Elizabeth Chang  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode six

Evelyn and Tami turn on Kenya, Kesha and Kenya have a confrontation and Jennifer is over it.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The Game: Season 5, Episode 11

Derwin’s poker night with the fellas gets out of hand, and Melanie asks Tasha for a big favor.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Top 20 black, female CEOs

The Root | A look at the accomplishments of 20 black women who became CEOs.

By The Root | Jenée Desmond-Harris  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012

The Empower Movement to register one million African American voters starting Easter Sunday

The Empower Movement hopes to register one million African American voters this year.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Mae Jemison on forging your dreams, dancing and saving the Earth

Q&A | The first African American female to fly into space reflects on her time as an astronaut.

By Erin Williams  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Usher to play Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing film

Usher gears up to play the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard in upcoming boxing film.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Civil rights leaders applaud President Obama’s comments on Trayvon Martin case

Civil rights leaders, pastors applaud president for speaking out on case that could prove seminal.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Trayvon Martin vigil held at Howard University

ESSAY | For black college students, "I am Trayvon Martin" isn't just an empty catchphrase.

By Lauren McEwen  |  02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012

PAC+ to focus on black and latino communities in 2012 election

PAC+ to specifically focus on black and Latino communities on behalf of the 2012 Obama campaign.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Maryland gets new 667 area code

LUNCHLINE | The numerology behind Maryland expanding its area codes with new number, '667.'

By Clinton Yates  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/23/2012

John A. Payton, of NAACP Legal Defense Fund dies

John A. Payton was the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

By Lynette Holloway | The Root  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/22/2012

D.C. hosts first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week

Holly Kearl, founder of Stop Street Harassment, talks about D.C.’s first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Episode nine: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE NINE | Activist Sinclair Skinner produced an animated biography on the former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his life in politics.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode five

Shaunie celebrates a birthday, Kesha returns to her roots, Evelyn and Jennifer have dueling toasts.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin and stop-and-frisk laws

Perhaps the federal investigation being launched to probe the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will lead to long-overdue DOJ consent decrees prohibiting the law enforcement tactic targeting those caught Walking While Black (WWB).

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012

President Obama impresses with his sign language

President Obama impresses local deaf student with his signing abilities.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death: A community mourns

In 1994, Donna Britt wrote about black mothers having “the talk” with their sons about the ways they could get shot. It still holds true today.

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Residents respond to rash of hate crimes in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | A crowd of 600 marched in a silent walk to protest the brutal acts of hatred.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/21/2012

‘The Game’: Season 5, Episode 10

Melanie and Derwin talk adoption, Chardonnay and Jason deepen their commitment to each other.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012

National Proposal Day: How to save up for an engagement ring and propose

FRUGALISTA | A contributor explains how he saved up for an engagement ring and proposed.

By Terence Turner  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Episode eight: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE EIGHT | Activist Sinclair Skinner produced a multi-part animated biography on the former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his life in politics.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Chris Jenkins

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death sparks Florida college students to rally

Florida college students rallied in response to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

By Fahima Haque  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: STRIVE DC

STRIVE DC, a non profit job readiness program, seeks volunteers to assist in fundraising, book keeping and data entry.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2012

African-American achievement in the age of Barack Obama

OPINION | Even in the age of Obama, African-Americans need to set goals and work to reach them.

By Stacey Walker  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Finding an African American hair salon in D.C.

ESSAY | After four years, still struggling to find the perfect African American hair salon.

By Lauren McEwen  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Honoring civil rights icon Dorothy Height through service

Commemorating the late civil rights icon Dorothy Height on what would have been her 100th birthday.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/18/2012

St. John Episcopal’s guest preacher gets Obama surprise

President Obama’s walk to historic St. John’s Episcopal Church for services takes civil rights twist.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/16/2012

The Empowerment Experiment

Maggie Anderson had a simple goal in early 2009: spend all of her money with black people for a year.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Episode seven: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE SEVEN | Activist Sinclair Skinner takes us through former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his days in politics in a multi-part animated biography.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Buy the latest iPad or the more affordable iPad 2?

FRUGALISTA | What’s the smarter choice? Buying the latest iPad or the more affordable iPad 2?

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode four

Kenya completes her video, Jennifer launches her lipgloss line and Kesha hosts a charity event.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/14/2012

The Game: Season five, episode nine

Melanie and Tasha fight again and finally reconcile, and Malik visits Jenna in rehab.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Episode six: The animated biography of former Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE SIX | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a 12-part animated biography on the former D.C. mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Viola Davis to star in Barbara Jordan biopic

Viola Davis to play Barbara Jordan in biopic, a tribute to the late congresswoman.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012

The animated biography of Adrian Fenty

EPISODE FIVE | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a cartoon biography on the former mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Chris Jenkins

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Single women in D.C. happiest in the country

LUNCHLINE | Glamour magazine reports that single women in D.C. are the happiest in the country!

By Clinton Yates  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode three

Suzie is embarrassing, Tami has a glam squad and Kenya’s video is everyone’s business.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Whitney Houston will leaves fortune to Bobbi Kristina Brown

Late pop icon Whitney Houston left her fortune to her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/08/2012

National Urban League focuses on voter suppression

Leader of the National Urban League made voting rights a top priority during his State of Black America address.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Howard students raise money for volunteer-oriented Alternative Spring Break

Howard University students collect donations to help fund their trips for the school’s annual Alternative Spring Break program.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012

‘The Help’ inspires a trip to Caroline’s Cakes for their seven-layer caramel cake

The seven-layer caramel cake featured in ‘The Help’ inspired a trip to Caroline’s Cake’s in Annapolis.

By Clarence J. Fluker  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Omega Psi Phi fraternity hosts annual talent competition

Local high school students perform, battling for cash prizes.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/07/2012

‘The Game’: Season five, episode eight

Derwin and Noah try to work out their differences, and Malik meets Tasha’s escort.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Diversity in the workplace: Creating long term business solutions

Professor Martin Davidson set out to crack the code on improving diversity in the workplace.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012

A double life is nothing but trouble

ESSAY | Living a double life, in and out of prison, came at a high cost.

By Michael Kemp  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/06/2012

D.C. comedian Tommy Taylor makes ‘Abused black men’ video

D.C. comedian Tommy Taylor’s ‘abused black men’ viral video sparks negative and positive reactions.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Gabrielle Union to star in BET’s ‘Single Black Female’

Gabrielle Union will star in the new BET sitcom ‘Single Black Female.’

By Fahima Haque  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Robert Glasper releases ‘Black Radio’

Robert Glasper’s new album ‘Black Radio’ looks towards a wider audience than jazz fans.

By Lauren McEwen  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Va. Supreme Court rules in favor of family

Edward Coker Jr. can overturn his original conviction and be removed from the state’s sex offender list.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: Tutor at Academy of Hope

Tutor Ward 6 residents in subjects like writing, social studies and science to prep for the GED with the Academy of Hope.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode two

Evelyn, Shaunie and Tami talk about Jennifer behind her back and Royce refuses to get a real job.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012

An animated biography of Former Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE THREE | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a cartoon biography on the former mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Game: Season five, episode seven

Janay introduces her new man, and Tasha pays an unexpected cost for companionship.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  02:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Cupcakes by the Anacostia river: a new local bakery opens in S.E. Washington

Cindy Bullock turned her love for baking into a business, opening Olivia’s Cupcakes in Ward 8.

By Erin Williams  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Higher Achievement hosts Love Poetry performance at Kennedy Center

Middle school students write and recite their love poetry at the Kennedy Center.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Rep. John Lewis, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and State Sen. Julian Bond remember civil rights movement

Rep. John Lewis, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and former State Senator Julian Bond recall fighting for equality.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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