So maybe you’ve heard that a new iPhone was announced. Maybe you heard that it wasn’t the “iPhone 5″ but rather the iPhone 4S, which is essentially iPhone 4.5. People wanted the iPhone 5.
Yesterday was all about echoes. Echoes from voices past continuing into beyond. A sea of tens of thousands cheer and chanting as they looked up at video monitors showing the first family walking down a pathway of Martin Luther King’s most inspiring quotes en route to a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to honor his legacy. Past meets presents meets future.
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Virgin Islands governor tells how he is winning – so far
Four years have passed since the country's most devastating hurricane almost washed away New Orleans and its neighbors. Highlighted by the president's recent visit to the Gulf Coast, the city is slowly recovering.
It’s been described as “The world’s Katrina”. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that completely devastated and uprooted the Black island nation of Haiti, leaving an estimated 100,000 dead and millions more homeless, injured and in despair.
Since taking over in April as CEO of AARP, the nation’s top advocacy group for people over 50, A. Barry Rand has been asked the same question by reporters, as well as others.
- Ownership is a major driver of the Black economy. Knowing this, a group advocating Black media ownership and a former Federal Communications Commission chairman are spearheading a crusade against cable giant Comcast and their proposed merger with NBC/Universal over the cable operator's lack of African-American owned channels on its national platform.
In March, many of the estimated 145 million households who receive the Census Bureau's shortened questionnaire for the nation's decennial headcount may be full of raised eyebrows when they get to Question 9, which asks about a person's race. Beside the designation for respondents who self-identify as Black and African-American is the word “Negro”, an antiquated term that is considered regressive to many in the African-American community, especially today with the country being led by a Black...
“Seniors have sacrificed” the commercial begins before highlighting hardship experiences unique to the “Greatest Generation” such as World War II and the Great Depression. “And now, seniors are now being asked tto sacrifice again. Congress plans to pay for healthcare reform by cutting $500 billion dollars from Medicare.”
Don’t wear campaign paraphernalia to voting polls on election day Nov. 4 or bring a sweater to cover it up, experts say.
Because of a trip to Walmart three years ago, Heather Ellis is now fighting for her life.
As members of Congress begin August recess, temporarily setting aside intense negotiations for a passable health care reform bill, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to continue pushing for specific provisions that its members feel are vital for African-Americans.
Washington isn't typically a town known for news stories involving arrests of high-profile entertainment types. That's usually an LA thing. Maybe even New York. In this town, our celebrities are old. They wear ties with dark colored suits and aren't that interesting unless they happen to live on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Welcome to our 2o12 list of the 11 HOTTEST music artists that rep the DC Metropolitan area. We are not making a list of who we feel is the best, only who, in our opinion, had the best year. Hence, the emphasis on HOTTEST. Please note that there is no specific order this year.
This weekend's slam dunk contest was akin to watching 2 girls and cup. Yes, it was that hard to watch. And judging by my Twitter timeline I wasn't the only one that thought that this dunk contest was a bigger fail than the spinning wheel idea and Nate Robinson's 50-miss non-dunk fest.
Nelly is this era's LL Cool J, but that's only in image. While the ladies may love him, the St. Lunatic has yet to put out an album critically celebrated that could truly compare him to his legendary counterpart. Besides going extra hard on the bicep curls and sit-ups, Nelly's return after a four-year hiatus with Brass Knuckles (Universal Records), his fifth solo album, is lackluster.
Jackson Family Attorney Speaks On Custody And Estate
Hill Harper has one of those “everywhere” faces. Not the paparazzi-obsessed Page 6 type everywhere – but more subliminal. Kind of like that robot dancing dude on theChappelle Show that seems to get his background cameo on every episode.
The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10 months ago when Crawford closed the storyline for Duquan "Dukie" Weems, his character in the final season on the critically-acclaimed HBO crime drama, "The Wire".
It’s Tuesday, July 14th. Wale Folarin is sitting in with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He’s scheduled to perform with Daniel Merriweather later on his single “Changes”. Fallon wraps up an otherwise stale monolog with a joke about Larry King’s wife before introducing a young rapper that most in his audience has yet to know.
In a recent interview, renowned Thriller producer Quincy Jones told Details Magazine that although he called Michael Jackson a close friend, he didn’t believe Jackson had a disease that causes depigmitation of the skin. Instead, he insinuated that Jackson – who went from a chocolate brown child to a White-complexioned adult – had deep self-hatred issues.
We conduct a fictional “rap draft” where music label executives would be forced to draft their talent instead of sweet-talking them into shitty contracts.
The member list for Jermaine Dupri’s new super crew Ocean’s 7 reads off like the credits list for Usher’s next album—which may not be far from the actual truth.
Even after they announced her name and proclaimed Miss Pennsylvania as the new Miss Black USA, Shayna Rudd didn’t realize that she had just won. It wasn’t until her pageant roommate Miss Black Alabama squeezed her hand really, really tight that it finally sunk in that she was the 2009 title holder.
In each issue of Frequency News, Pharoh Martin will show and tell us what is new and hot, whether highlighting the latest gadget or telling us a can’t miss digital destination, Pharoh will keep our readers in the tech loop.
As news of Steve Jobs death broke across the web connected world with a collective gasp one thing became certain- he will go down as perhaps the greatest CEO and visionary of the modern era. Because of Steve Jobs, the world has welcomed home computers, digital music players, tablets and computer generated movies.
Dr. Dorothy Height sits demurely in an office chair that seems more like a throne as it swallows her slight 97-year-old frame. Yet, her legacy is overwhelming.
Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a piece on Jay-Z's not so small influence on the Brooklyn Nets.
Ward 5 is still hurting. The Northeast ward ranks below most of Washington, D.C.’s other seven wards in almost every significant quality of life statistical category like HIV/ AIDS and unemployment rates as well as youth violence.
Rain or shine, thousands will be converging on Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, for festivities and marches marking the dedication of the first memorial on our National Mall to an African-American: Martin Luther King, Jr.
The intersection of Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue at mid-day is alive with activity and congestive noise. Construction, traffic and a blur of pedestrians are the constant sight while the sun is up. Orange barricades on New Hampshire section off newly laid medians. On one side of the orange divide is the bustling Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station, and on the opposite end stands a two-story Jamaican restaurant that claims to be the “home of the famous jerk chicken.”
The gatekeepers of political opinion on cable are doing nothing to curb the increasingly incinerate and oft times blatantly false rhetoric coming from their political hosts and commentators against political figures of color such as President Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
When it comes to people of color who run hotels in major urban centers, Thomas Penny is like a raisin in a bowl of milk, if you let him describe it. Except, this raisin has no wrinkles.
People who attended the 6th Annual Spirit of Praise at Evangel Cathedral on October 5th were in for quite a show with Donnie McClurkin, Issac Carree, Anita Wilson, Uncle Reese, Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers, Paster Hart Ramsey, Alvin Darling & Celebration and Larry Callahan & Selected of God Choir!
To celebrate the legacy of Michael Jackson, hundreds of supporters and bystanders alike joined Majic 102.3 were surprised to witness a dance flash mob in front of Howard Theatre on June 25th where dancers performed Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on the street.
Ride along with our Promothon winner Shanika Brown & Angie Ange to Flowers High's prom, and also Duval High's prom. Our Prom-a-thon winner was already treated to a shopping spree w/ up-and-coming R&B star Sevyn Streeter (Check the photos in the gallery below) View Gallery
93.9 WKYS brought Brandy and Q Parker to the Howard Theatre for a show that was too good to miss.
B.o.B. is back with his follow up Strange Clouds and he talks to KYSDC.com about his musical growth as an artist and why his new album is even better than his debut. Bobby Ray even talks about if fame has changed him or not.
Bill Duke, the co-director of Dark Girls, dropped by to discuss the documentary. He spoke to our sister site WOLDCNEWS.com about the struggles and colorism that women of color deal with not worldwide.
The sultry Washingtonian siren has made quite a name for herself. Check her out.
The Soul Train has finally made its last stop, and what better place than the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for the show’s 40th anniversary?
Ledisi talks about how after even though she released an independent album that sold 100,000 copies she was still broke with less than $70 in her bank account and she was sleeping on a friend’s floor.
Radio One stations Majic 102.3 and 93.9 WKYS held a public dedication to celebrate the life the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown at the Howard Theatre on May 16.
KYSDC.com gathered informed music writers to make a list of DMV’s hottest rappers for 2011.
Kendrick Lamar chats with KYSDC.com’s Pharoh Martin about gang banging inside and outside of Cali, including his thoughts on rappers from outside of his state flagging on tracks.
Sterling Simms talks about his progression in his career and upcoming projects. He also talks about fame and working with Jay-Z.
93.9 WKYS honored hundreds of students who signed our anti-bullying pledge with an exclusive concert with Mindless Behavior
Fat Trel recently dropped by the KYS studios and chopped it up with our KYSDC.com editor Pharoh Martin.