Indie Soul Spotlight: Dia Simms

Dia Simms was the keynote speaker at a business conference hosted by The Greater Baltimore Urban League on February 19, 2015.

Indie Soul Book Review: Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers 1968

Parents and guardians are responsible for teaching black history of to our children. One group that is often misunderstood and forgotten about is the Black Panthers.

Oprah Book Club novelist to read from new book at Pratt Library

Lalita Tademy chooses to write books about real people who have experienced tough times like slavery and those who have been victimized by racism or other kinds of discrimination. The New York Times bestselling author and an “Oprah Book Club” ...

The book, “Light of the World” by Elizabeth Alexander

Following the death of her husband, artist and chef Ficre Ghebreyesus, poet Elizabeth Alexander found herself at an existential crossroads.

Hamilton College Choir to Perform in Baltimore on March 14

The Hamilton College Choir boasts an uninterrupted tradition of fine choral singing that dates back for over a century. It is directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981

Artist Betty Ganley featured at Gallery 333

Gallery 333 features the artist, Betty Ganley from March 5 to April 30 2015. Ganley has won over 80 awards for her vibrant watercolors, which have been published in nine national "How To" art books.

Indie Soul: Kem

Indie Soul has been lucky enough to see many artists perform live over the years, but the one artist that we kept missing was Kem.

RAMBLING ROSE: Black History Month ends with a bang!

Hello, Hello, Hello, my dear friends. “Baby, baby, it's cold outside!" Girlfriend, I am not complaining, because when I look at the news on TV, at other cities on the East Coast, we are truly blessed. But it is cold ...

Black Theatre Symposium scheduled at University of Maryland

Like megastars Sidney Poitier, the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, a host of African-American film stars have also mastered the black theater.

Indie Soul Review: Patti Austin and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

On Friday February 20, 2015, while the entire East Coast was preparing for a winter storm, many people braved the brutal cold to go out to see one of the most incredible performers in the music business— Patti Austin.

The War and Treaty CD 'LIVE at Blue House'

There are many faces to Soul/R&B music, one of which is folk music— passionate music that comes from the heart.

Unlocking 'The Woman Code:' 4 tips to know your value

There's been plenty of talk of late -- welcome discussion in my humble opinion -- about equal pay for equal work.

Oscars stage becomes liberal political soapbox for stars

Hollywood stars turned the stage into a soapbox at the Oscars on Sunday night, advocating on issues ranging from NSA surveillance to equal pay; the Voting Rights Act to immigration reform.

Sad News: VH1 Star “Real” Dies From Cancer — Was Only 33 Years Old

“Real”, one of the reality stars of VH1’s Real Chance of Love, has died at the age of 33 after a long battle with colon cancer. Ahmad Givens, his real name, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013.

2015 Newbery Medal winner makes slam dunk with novel in verse

On Monday, February 2, 2015, something extraordinary happened to Kwame Alexander.