ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Baltimore Film Director Shocks Audiences in First Feature Film

    Nakia Warren is on the come up. The Baltimore-based film director is rising through the ranks of the city’s up-and-coming entertainment artists quickly while her first feature film, Sweet Dreams recently debuted at the...

    Marvin Sapp’s Wife Loses Battle With Cancer

    Gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp is mourning the loss of his wife and manager, MaLinda Sapp, after she lost her battle with colon cancer on Sept. 9, the Associated Press reported. She was 43....

    Tidewater Area Native Joins Cast of Saturday Night Live

    Chesapeake, Va. native Jay Pharoah will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” for its upcoming season, making him the first Black comedian to be added since Kenan Thompson joined the show in 2003. Pharoah,...

    T.D. Jakes Partners with Universal Christian Group

    In a partnership that promises to expand his already flowering media enterprise, megawatt minster, Bishop T.D. Jakes recently signed a distribution and marketing agreement between his Dallas-based Dexterity Sounds recording label and the Universal...

    Groundbreaking Documentary Explores Sensitive Subject of Biraciality

    You know you’re watching a groundbreaking documentary when it not only forces you out of your comfort zone but also manages to persuade you to reassess your point of view without resorting to potentially...

    D.C. Fares Well in Star-Studded Hoodie Awards

    From restaurateurs to nail salon owners, the Hoodie Awards honor the unsung community leaders and visionaries who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields. At the 2010 awards, hosted by comedian/actor Steve Harvey, several District-area...

    Corinne Puts Her Record On and Lets Her Hair Down

    Corinne Jacqueline Bailey was born in Leeds, England on February 26, 1979, the eldest of three girls to bless the union of her British mother and Caribbean father from St. Kitts. As a child,...

    T.I., Wife Arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance

    Just months after his release from jail and fresh off the box office success of his movie “Takers,” rapper T.I. has again found himself in trouble. According to MTVNews.com, T.I., whose real name is...

    Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater to Break Ground on $16 Million Facility

    The Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago announced it will break ground on a new $16 million performance and cultural facility on Sept. 10. The new space will include a multitude of amenities and will...

    New Play Explores Black Greek Life Through Eyes of a White ‘Minority’

    Howard University is the mecca of Black Greek-lettered life in America. Several fraternities and sororities – some boasting up to 350,000 members worldwide – have roots at the Washington, D.C., school and have spawned...

    Local Guitarist Preps New CD’s Release with Upcoming Performance

    In celebration of the release of his second solo album, TLC, indie jazz guitarist Mark Mosley will perform at the Si Salsa Restaurant in Pikesville, Md., on Sept. 11. Mosley developed a passion for...

    Gospel Star Deitrick Haddon Hosts Online Chat Session for ‘Blessed & Cursed’

    Detroit-born gospel star and pastor Deitrick Haddon will chat online with fans and moviegoers Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 as he prepares for the release of Blessed & Cursed, a modern twist on the...

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