Colorlines Favorites of 2018: The Power and Pain of ‘Whitney’ | Colorlines The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, senior editorial director Akiba Solomon explains why you should watch the definitive Whitney Houston documentary, even if you aren't a fan.

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, senior editorial director Akiba Solomon explains why you should watch the definitive Whitney Houston documentary, even if you aren’t a fan.

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Black Owned Music Venues | AFRO

Nyame-Kye Kondo, AFRO With the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for its soulful vibes, the development of Go-Go and hardcore punk music, Washington D.C. has a legacy of Black musical excellence. One important aspect […]

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Nancy Wilson, acclaimed ‘song stylist’ who defied musical boundaries, dies at 81 | The Washington Post Nancy Wilson, an award-winning singer whose beguiling expressiveness in jazz, R&B, gospel, soul and pop made her a crossover recording star for five decades and who also had a prolific career as an actress, activist and commercial spokeswoman, died Dec. 13 at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

Nancy Wilson, an award-winning singer whose beguiling expressiveness in jazz, R&B, gospel, soul and pop made her a crossover recording star for five decades and who also had a prolific career as an actress, activist and commercial spokeswoman, died Dec. 13 at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

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No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo | The Hollywood Reporter For The Hollywood Reporter's largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: "We have to be exceptional."

For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.”

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‘Surviving R Kelly’ documentary premiere cancelled after shooting threat | The Guardian An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say

An anonymous caller claimed that an audience member would fire a gun if the documentary, detailing allegations of sexual assault by the R&B singer, was screened, reports say.

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Something in the Water: Virginia Beach gives OK for Pharrell’s festival proposal to move forward | 13News Now Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams' proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast's version of SXSW.

Virginia Beach City Council gave a thumbs up to Pharrell Williams’ proposed festival at the Oceanfront during College Beach Weekend. Williams said his goal is to make the multi-venue experience the East Coast’s version of SXSW.

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