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Kanye West announces he is running for president in 2020
July 4, 2020
Platinum selling producer and rap artist Kanye West announces his 2020 bid to run for president of the United States of America. West set off social media fire works on July 4th with his tweet that announced his plans. ... read more »
The Black Business Association Holds Virtual Celebration Highlighting Figures in Black Music
July 2, 2020
The organization presented awards acknowledging Black Music Month and the importance of remembering Black businesses right now. ... read more »
Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, files for divorce
July 1, 2020
Nicole Young, Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, has filed for divorce. ... read more »
21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth
July 1, 2020
Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap
June 27, 2020
The rap superstar will design adult and kids’ clothing that will be sold at the chain next year. Yeezy is best known for pricey sneakers that sell out online quickly. But Yeezy footwear, made with sneaker company Adidas, won’t be sold at Gap stores. ... read more »
Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana
June 25, 2020
Police responded shortly after 1 a.m. Friday to a reported shooting at a gas station in Shreveport ... read more »
Beyonce drops surprise single “Black Parade” on Juneteenth
June 25, 2020
Proceeds from the song will benefit Black-owned small businesses ... read more »
Russell Simmons Leads Hip-Hop Elite in Praising New Police Reform Legislation
June 11, 2020
Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons has led a coalition of others in the rap world in praising a proposal released on Monday, June 8, by Congressional and Senate Democrats, while also pushing their own agenda. ... read more »
Anthony Hamilton Connects us All with Hit New Single, “Back Together” Featuring Rick James
June 4, 2020
The Narrator of Love has reach new heights in his music career, releasing Back Together through his own music Label, “My Music Box,” in partnership with BMG. ... read more »
R&B Icon, Betty Wright, Passes at 66
May 14, 2020
Betty Wright paved the way for R&B female vocalists today. ... read more »
‘Good Golly, Miss Molly!’ Rock ’n’ Roll Icon, Little Richard, Passes at 87
May 14, 2020
He will always be one of the pillars on which Rock ’n’ Roll stands. ... read more »
ASCAP Urban Hosts ‘Sunday Inspiration’ Livestream Featuring Mali Music, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kim Person & More
May 14, 2020
ASCAP Urban brought together hundreds of worshippers for an inspirational Instagram live segment with artists and worship leaders from around the nation. ... read more »
Remembering Andre Harrell: The Visioneering Pioneer of Black Culture Excellence
May 14, 2020
On May 9, 2020, Andre Harrell, the influential music mogul, passed away at the age of 59 due to heart failure. With a repertoire of curating Black excellence through ownership and creativity that spanned over three decades - of rap, soul, television, fashion, and film - the mourning hymn that echoes amongst the culture crescendos more each day. ... read more »
Soul Singer “No Pain No Gain” Betty Wright Has Passed Away at 66
May 10, 2020
Soul singer, Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family. The “No Pain (No Gain)” and “Tonight Is the Night” hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, ... read more »
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87
May 9, 2020
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, ... read more »
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