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Kirk Franklin, Brent Jones, Yolanda Adams inducted into Hall of Fame
April 29, 2021
Stevie Wonder's powerhouse station KJLH inducts its first gospel stars into the Hall of Fame. Among the inductees, are: Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and Brent Jones. ... read more »
Prince Fans Pay Respects at Paisley Park 5 Years After Death
April 23, 2021
Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late superstar. ... read more »
Honoring Shock G: ” I am the One Who Put the Piano Behind Shakur”
April 23, 2021
Honoring Shock G and his voice, reviewing his legacy. ... read more / watch video »
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Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock Virtually Honored at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
April 22, 2021
Barbara Morrison honors Hancock on International Jazz Day and raises funds for scholarship program. ... read more »
Rapper Black Rob Passes Away at 51
April 18, 2021
The Hip-hop industry loses another impactful lyricist this year; on April 17, Rapper Robert "Black Rob" Ross died at 51 years old. Best known for his single, "Woah." and his affiliation with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, friends and loved ones reflect on his talent.  ... read more »
The Life and Legacy of DMX
April 15, 2021
A tragic close to the life of an artist who is considered one of the great song writers. ... read more »
Rapper-actor DMX, known for gruff delivery, dead at 50
April 9, 2021
DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, ... read more »
An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
April 8, 2021
But cut off from family, friends and other nearby musicians, Bond devised a way to bring together out-of-work musicians from around the world ... read more »
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Bishop Marvin Sapp Announces New Multi-Media Entertainment Company
April 7, 2021
Elev8 Media & Entertainment will offer “Content at the Next Level” Bishop Marvin Sapp’s seasons continue to change. On April 1, he announced Elev8 Media & ... read more »
Prayer Vigil Planned for Stricken Rapper DMX
April 5, 2021
A prayer vigil was planned for Monday outside the suburban New York hospital where rapper DMX remained on life support Sunday following a heart attack. The family of the rapper said in an email Sunday that the vigil will be held outside White Plains Hospital at 5 p.m. ... read more »
National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 
March 26, 2021
From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people's style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.  ... read more »
UMG Announces New Chairman/CEO of Motown Records
March 5, 2021
Ethiopia Habtemariam was appointed president of Motown and executive vice president of Capitol Music Group in 2014. That same year, she oversaw Motown's relocation to Los Angeles from New York. ... read more »
GET READY WORLD – HERE COMES ZAY-B
February 18, 2021
Zay-B has plans on being a triple threat.  He is currently a sophomore at Life Pacific University in San Dimas, California where he is studying Worship Arts.  He says school is helping him to perfect his talents as a musician, while at the same time he is working on strengthening his vocals and even wants to follow in his father’s footsteps one day and take a shot at acting.  ... read more »
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
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