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Black music—A real narrative

In the annals of Black music history, we all know what Detroit had poppin’ with Motown.

Boogie Down Bronx rocks Made in America stage

We back! Yes, yes y’all! It’s been awhile now, but we can say the phrase just as Boogie Down Productions did back in ’88, “My posse from the Bronx is thick!”

Mayweather did what he was supposed to do

It was all a dream—or so we thought. In fact, it may have begun here in New York City at the world’s most-famous arena, Madison Square Garden.

Black Girls Rock!

“When I tune into my beautiful self, I get happiness. Everything in the universe belongs to me.” These are profound thoughts by newly fallen soldier, Dick Gregory.

Colin Kaepernick diss inspires boycott call

It’s been a long road for these dudes.

Cool R&B summers in NYC

What happened to B in R&B?

Brooklyn hosts annual Hip-Hop Festival

Since it was established in 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has put forth the best balance of celebrating and preserving hip-hop’s legacy through culture-based educational events, exhibitions, movie screenings and the climactic block party.

When culture is always of the Essence

What is it about the July 4 weekend that has people planning for it in mid-July the year prior, to congregate in the Crescent City, New Orleans, La.?

Rest and raised in ‘Power’

“Rest in Power” is an expression that’s been utilized since the passing last week of Albert “Prodigy’ Johnson.

Waiting on latest Jay Z album, and RIP Prodigy

The phrase “one and done,” so synonymous with the National Collegiate Athletic Association/ National Basketball Association pipeline, is a once a year, celebrated, life-changing occurrence.

Soul Town, New York

The verbiage indicated it would be a ‘soul man’ dominated few days, originating on Long Island and reaching a crescendo uptown in Harlem.

Maysa Leak and her soulful

Maysa Leak and her soulful DNA

Introducing Christopher Johnson’s ‘100:1 Crack Legacy’

It could be effectively argued that visuals destroyed the process of visualization. This theory, once applied closely to the arts, as video popularity sometimes supplanted that of the song it was to support, has trickled into everyday life.

Mary J. Blige shows strength of a woman

Human nature is a little twisted sometimes, especially when love is involved. Case in point: Imagine if you are in a 20-plus year friendship.

Cleveland ole skool soul

Cleveland? If I were to stay true to the core tenets of loyalty to my town, I’d want no parts of anything from that city, especially from the perspective of an avid sports fan. Here’s a quick then/now synopsis as ...

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