ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Skin Beauty Lounge Capitol Hill’s Beauty Oasis

    Nestled in Capitol Hill’s bustling corridors is a veritable beauty oasis shielded by an attractive, but mundane storefront. Women from all walks of life converge here for a bevy of beauty services – bikini...

    Pharrell’s Philosophy

    Pharrell was born on April 5, 1973, in Virginia Beach, Va., the eldest of three sons to bless the union of Carolyn and Pharoah Williams, a schoolteacher and handyman, respectively. At the age of...

    Baltimore Honors Legendary Singer Phyllis Hyman

    During the week of her birth, Baltimoreans will honor the late R&B/jazz singer Phyllis Hyman in a tribute concert. The concert will highlight vocalist SHANG along with several musicians who performed with Hyman during her...

    District Residents Honor King of Pop with Disney

    Clad in Michael Jackson apparel, Epcot guests Jaymes Gabourel (left) and his aunt, Andrea Smith (right), both from Washington, D.C., attend one of the first showings July 2 of the “Captain EO” 3-D film...

    Urban Magazine Bucks ‘i.d.e.a.l.’ Images

    Zarifa Roberson, 30, is outspoken, resourceful and independent. She also has been physically handicapped by the disease arthrogryposis multiplex congentia, which affects the body’s joints and their movement. However, in 2004 she launched and founded...

    Annual Festival Showcases Hip-Hop Thespians

    While the hip-hop community’s stories and concerns have primarily been voiced through song, the annual Hip-Hop Theater Festival aims to give emerging artists of the genre an alternative outlet. By showcasing a collection of...

    Blacks Angry over Selection of Another White Actress to Portray Cleopatra

    Angelina Jolie has won the part of Cleopatra in an upcoming film and while the author of the book on which the movie is based has praised her selection, many African-Americans feel differently. Stacy Schiff,...

    Chant Moore Promotes Women’s Health

    Singer, songwriter and all around beauty Chanté Moore recently visited Washington, D.C., to work up a sweat with the ladies of Sporty Girl Fitness, a nutrition, exercise and fitness organization founded by celebrity trainer...

    Al. B. Sure Enough Loves Himself Some Omarosa

    Albert Joseph Brown, III was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 4, 1968 but raised in Mount Vernon, New York where he was the star quarterback on the high school football team. Still, he...

    Music Without Michael: The First Year

    Nearly one year ago, Michael Jackson’s death created an indelible void in the music industry and silenced a voice that transcended soul, pop, R&B and international music. While he hadn’t dominated radio waves in...

    Omarosa: The ‘Ultimate’ Diva Meets Her Match

    Few reality TV stars have crafted their own brand in the entertainment industry. But Omarosa, a former “Apprentice” star whose name has become synonymous with television villainy, is building a burgeoning empire with keen...

    Inspirational Artist Provides a Fresh Take on the Genre

    Growing up across the globe did not deter TolumiDE’s aspirations of becoming a singer. In fact, her various dwellings strongly shaped her musical prowess. With gospel music at heart, TolumiDE hopes to convey a...

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