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On the “A” w/Souleo: Real Housewives of Atlanta couple learns the truth about each other

Married stars of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Cynthia Bailey Thomas and Peter Thomas set out to write their joint memoir "Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight"

On the “A” w/Souleo: Najee feels the spirit of George Duke on new album

Duke’s presence was so strong that it inspired Najee to record a song in tribute to his musical mentor titled “Shinjuku.”

On the “A” w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross find meaning in film” Go For Sisters”

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles’ new film, “Go For Sisters,” they immediately knew they wanted to be cast in it since they appreciated the script’s sensitivity in dealing ...

Celebrated writer, Ntozake Shange debuts new work

The writer of the legendary theater piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf no longer has the full use of her hands and legs due to her battle with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) ...

NJPAC Gala attendees on government shutdown and oversexualized pop stars

Attendees at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) 18th annual Spotlight Gala didn’t hesitate to delve into less lighthearted topics.

Songs for a Healthier America album uses hip-hop to fight childhood obesity

The piercing cheers of over 500 New York City schoolkids trumpeted the kickoff event at Symphony Space for the album, Songs for a Healthier America.

On the “A” w/Souleo: Questlove and Nelson George go searching for the funk

At this year’s 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, numerous attendees were seeking the funk. One of the event’s most anticipated films, Finding the Funk was screened and brought out stars including George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic, ...

Goodie Mob addresses Southern hip-hop’s bad rap

If the influence of Goodie Mob were to be measured solely by the number of contemporary socially conscious Southern hip-hop artists one might assume that the veteran group from Atlanta left virtually no mark.

Roxanne Shante brings her message to fashion charity show

Cancer, alopecia and diversity are not usually synonymous with fashion, yet several events are integrating these topics with their celebration of all things sartorial. Hip-hop pioneer and breast cancer survivor, Roxanne Shante will serve as co-host for this Sunday’s inaugural ...

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Adina Howard share personal stories on “Life After”

Before Sheryl Lee Ralph sat down to film her episode of TV One’s hit docu-series, Life After she wasn't sure where life would take her next.

Melvin Van Peebles, renaissance man, makes visual art debut

Melvin Van Peebles has virtually taken on every career imaginable including being a novelist, journalist, director, playwright, actor, rapper and musician. Now on the cusp of turning 81-years-old he is ready to introduce the world to his new title: visual ...

Musiq Soulchild explores new sound with Syleena Johnson on 9ine

Musiq Soulchild is a reinvigorated singer these days and he’s got Syleena Johnson to thank for the change.

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