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At the age 77 Pastor Shirley Caesar is still putting out amazing gospel music and she looks absolutely amazing doing it!  Pastor Caesar debuted her new single “It’s Alright, It’s ok” featuring Anthony Hamilton during BET’s Celebration of Gospel.  Check it out: http://www.bet.com/etc/designs/betcom/js/share.js  

In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. With the native labor force dwindling and demand for plantation and mining labor growing, the […]

The winners of the non-televised categories of the NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday during a dinner at the Pasadena Conference Center hosted by Affion Crockett and Nischelle Turner.  The awards dinner include a special tribute to former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who died last fall at age 75. Among last night winners included Tina […]

Quakers, also known as “The Society of Friends,” have a long history of abolition. But it was four Pennsylvania Friends from Germantown who wrote the initial protest in the 17th century. They saw the slave trade as a grave injustice against their fellow man and used the Golden Rule to argue against such inhumane treatment; […]

Born and raised in Detroit, where he still resides today, J. Moss hails from gospel music royalty as the nephew of Gospel’s legendary Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the cousin of her daughters – the inimitable Clark Sisters – and the son of Bill Moss, Sr., founder of the ‘70s Gospel act Bill Moss & The […]

Few details are known about the birth of Onesimus, but it is assumed he was born in Africa in the late seventeenth century before eventually landing in Boston. One of a thousand people of African descent living in the Massachusetts colony, Onesimus was a gift to the Puritan church minister Cotton Mather from his congregation […]

On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 Americans united at the Lincoln Memorial for the final speech of the March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the podium, he eventually pushed his notes aside. The night before the march, Dr. King began working on his speech with a small group of advisers in […]

Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin. It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, […]

    Songwriter, singer, and producer Deon Kipping was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he was exposed and drawn to music at a young age. Kipping was still in high school when he began producing music, mentoring with soul songwriter and Bridgeport native Gerald Isaac and learning the ins and outs and the ups and […]

Snow closings updated 1/26/16 3:00pm: Allegany County Anne Arundel County Arlington County (closed today and tomorrow) Baltimore City Community College Baltimore City Baltimore County Berkeley County (closed through Thursday) Calvert County Caroline County Carroll County Cecil County Charles County Chesapeake College Columbia College Dorchester County Fairfax County Fauquier County (closed through Thursday) Frederick Community College Frederick County Frostberg State Hartford County Community College Hartford County Howard County Jefferson County (closed through Saturday) Kent County Loudoun County (Closed Today and Tomorrow) Loyola University (all Campuses) Manassas City (Closed Today and Tomorrow) Manassas Park City McDaniel College Montgomery College Montgomery County Morgan County (Closed Today and Tomorrow) Morgan State University Navel Academy (2 hour delay) Norte Dame of Maryland University Northern Virginia Community College (closed today and tomorrow) Page County (closed today and tomorrow) Prince George’s County (closed today and tomorrow) Prince George’s Community College Prince William County (closed today and tomorrow) Queen Anne’s County Stafford County St. Mary’s County Talbot County Towson University Trinity Washington University UMBC University of Baltimore University of Maryland (Baltimore) opens at 10am Washington County […]

According to the Associated Press, At least 42 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow: WASHINGTON, D.C. – 1 An 82-year-old man who died after going into cardiac arrest while […]

Israel Houghton takes the live experience of the making of his Grammy nominated project to the big screen FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!  Tonight the movie will show at 7pm at the following theaters: Cinemark Epyptian 24 with ZXD, Hanover, MD Columbia Mall 14 with IMAX, Columbia, MD Gallery Place 14, Washington, DC Fairfax Towne Center, […]