Brandon T. Harden is a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. He writes about the brilliance of black culture in Philadelphia.

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Kash Goins and Amina Robinson, Philly theater veterans, link up for Arden Theater’s ‘74 Seconds ... to Judgment’

Writer and director are old Philly theater friends since at least 2001. With Goins now a resident artist at the Arden, and Robinson jumped at the chance to direct his thoroughly revamped drama of a deadlocked jury in the death of man who died at the hands of law-enforcement officers.

‘Your Voice with Solomon Jones’ goes digital after Praise 107.9 format change

Inquirer and Daily News columnist Solomon Jones' morning show, which was housed on Praise 107.9, moved from the airwaves to the internet.

KYW cuts ties with Emmy-winning film critic Bill Wine after 17 years

KYW will no longer have a local film critic,

I’m here for the ponytail: The internet is wrong about Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’ look

I’m here for Smith’s entire look, which is appropriately equal parts “Arabian-realness” and “sauce-god."

‘I got on my shoutin’ shoes': Soulful Christmas gathers the region’s best gospel choirs

For the past five years, the Kimmel Center has hosted its annual musical celebration that features holiday and contemporary selections from some 600 gospel choir members reaching across eight regional choirs.

Radio One replaces Praise 107.9 with Classix 107.9

Praise 107.9 is now Classix 107.9

LeVar Burton ahead of South Jersey visit: ‘Storytelling is a part of the human experience’

The 'Reading Rainbow' host talks about his new non-fiction podcast.

Surprise! P. Diddy’s Da Band to reunite with Philly concert, 15 years after debut album

15 years after their debut album, Too Hot For TV, Da Band is dusting off their FUBU tracksuits and Air Force One's for a reunion show in Philly.

Theater Horizon’s ‘The Color Purple’: Original, fiery update to the classic musical

Theatre Horizon opens its rendition of the 1982 novel by Alice Walker that tells the story of Celie, a young black woman, and her journey to self-discovery in the deep corners of the American south.

Philly’s Erika Alexander talks ‘Black Lightning’ and why ‘Living Single’s’ Maxine Shaw is her favorite

You know her as Maxine Shaw from 'Living Single,' but Erika Alexander has been on your TV for 30 years.