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Goodnight Dennis Edwards, and thank you!

We know that the one thing that remains constant is change. For the better, worse or just for the sake of change, it’s an inevitable life occurrence.

Grammy gots to get a grip

The set-up was ohh so sweet! Seeing the coronation of his latest project, “4:44,” transforming from one of the year’s most anticipated projects to the year’s most celebrated album at the top award show in music: the 60th Annual Grammy ...

49th NAACP Image Award winners

Ava DuVernay taking home the Entertainer of the Year Award was perhaps the surprise of the night during the 49th NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Taking a knee with Tribeca-Grand

Hadn’t had much interest in watching football lately, but that National Championship Game Monday was indeed a thrill ride.

Starz loss of Optimum ‘Power’

Here’s why ear hustling goes wrong. You get the story twisted. All I overheard was snowstorm and loss of power.

Fantasia, Raheem DeVaughn and Cardi B bringing a soulful Christmas

Don’t really know if during her storied career Fantasia has performed at the Apollo Theater, but it definitely seems she has prepared for that moment for a good portion of her professional career. Culling from her previous stints in New ...

The Golden Globes

Saying that time flew will be quite the understatement. It literally seems like yesterday that I was taking self-inventory and assessing what my resolutions were for 2017. Now we sit days away from closing the chapter on the year.

Keepers of the overground underground, prepare yourself for Rapsody

For the pure fans of hip-hop, there’s a few times when we meet that fork in the road. It occurs when we find that diamond in the rough that bears the responsibilities of what true emceeing is about—finding your voice, ...

2017 Soul Train Awards

Hard to imagine, but the first Soul Train Award ceremony took place in 1987.

Anita Baker—the songstress and the T-shirt

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how her energy emerged and became newsworthy. As a reach I found that out of her eight solo projects, she has had two albums originally released close to today’s time-frame: “Giving You the ...

Celebrating Johnnie Wilder—Real soul and R&B bands

By music industry standards, in which success is measured for soul/R&B bands relatively low. The concept itself of a band in Black music is such an anomaly that a top-10 record on the R&B charts is all that’s expected

There’s no one like Miss Patti

At 73 years young, with 54 years of professional experience, Patti LaBelle deserves her spot in the pantheon of all-time great singers.

Hip-hop honoring itself at BET Awards

got bars! Even have a moniker: Lil’ Ole Yungun. By this time next year, I would’ve walked the red carpet as the new hottest thing in hip-hop and secured a few trophies honoring my achievements.

Racism, activism, hurricanes and TIDAL waves

Make plans, God laughs. The results from last season led us to believe that we had restored the defensive identity associated with the championship runs we’ve had in the past and that we had an offense, buoyed by one of ...

Avery always brings the Sunshine

It can be said that true art has the ability to activate the senses. For little Denise White, Black music served in that capacity.