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Music fests fill out the waning days of summer

When legends transition, although it seems as if time stops, we know the real.

Celebrating the King of Pop

As the world sat on the threshold of bidding adieu to the physical being of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, across country was a grand celebratory fete for another musical royal.

Rock steady Aretha—R-e-s-p-e-c-t, and Black Girls Rock!

A few of us have had the pleasure to have seen it from its infancy.

Celebrating Black music from Nashville to Brooklyn—all is love and pride

It’s the morning of Aug. 16, 2018. So far so good. My flight landed as scheduled. What it do Nashville?

Thank you, Aretha! We love you!

Thank you for sharing her with us. We know you had her first and although there’s a selfish part in us all that wishes she’ll stay with us a little while longer, but if you need her back, we overstand ...

Lauryn Hill re-releases her ‘Miseducation’ album

What it was or what it is?

Black Girl Magic is just everythang!

In terms of leaving an indelible print in the realm of U.K. soulstresses, there’s Jane Eugene, Sade and Floetry.

‘Power’ to the people

Whether real or perceived, folks are taking notice of the “Beige Rage.”

‘Long Live The Kane’—BK’s finest

Nothing last forever. So, it was a surprise to no one that the strong run of previous lyrical monarchy of Grand Master Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Mele Mel was to soon fall.

Theater, Warriors and Carmen Jones

From my observation, domination was a key theme in events that I found of interest last week.

Apollo hosts mega spring gala

There has been a rising consensus lauding the decade of the ’90s as the pinnacle years in Black music. Various tours throughout the year have and will be taking place nationwide with that very sentiment in mind.

Debra Lee relinquishes her position as chair and CEO of BET Networks

Now it’s officially official at Black Entertainment Television, an end of an era, the closing of a chapter.

And the old sage T.I. then said...

Coming off the week he just had, with actions and words, you’d think that Clifford Harris’ alter ego, T.I., was an abbreviated form of Tupac Incarnate.

The New Edition saga continues

Big business meets broadcasting this week as television networks present their new primetime schedules for the forthcoming fall seasons at what begins TV Upfronts 2018.

Farewell to B.B. Kings Blues Club

For close to 20 years we’d get together for a good time at least three times a month on average.

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