By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Just three years ago, only the longest-tenured Washingtonians could recall that the dilapidated and unmarked building at Wiltberger and T streets Northwest was once the cultural epicenter of what was then the nation's largest urban black population. Now, $29 million and countless man hours later, the Howard Theatre once again stands as the premier entertainment destination in the Shaw neighborhood.
John Legend believes hip-hop played its part in helping Barack Obama become president, and he's proud at how the genre has matured over the years.
The Black Eyed Peas and Kermit the Frog are joining the lineup of performers who will help light the National Christmas Tree near the White House.
The Black Eyed Peas and Kermit the Frog are joining the lineup of performers who will help light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse.
The BET Awards got started before the ceremony began, as the first prize was presented outside the Shrine Auditorium.
Grammy Award winners Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson are joining the 2011 lineup for the Essence Music Festival, which will be held over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in New Orleans, festival organizers said Tuesday.
iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending March 7, 2011:
R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius tackles gay bashing, suicide and homophobia in the urban community in her latest music video.
"I got a call from the president and he asked me to perform his favorite song," she said before singing the R&B jam "Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)."
"This might have been his favorite," she said.