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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 »
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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 »
Frankie Beverly and Maze — living legends — still making Black history
February 11, 2021
I guarantee there is something in Frankie Beverly and Maze's 52 albums that has touched your soul, becoming a part of the soundtrack of your life. ... read more »
Creative Visionary Laurieann Gibson Shares Worlds of Wisdom in her Debut Book Dance Your Dance
February 11, 2021
Emmy-nominated choreographer, creative director, and entrepreneur Laurieann Gibson is ready to tell her story in her debut book. ... read more »
Berry Gordy releases statement on passing of Motown legend Mary Wilson
February 9, 2021
The Supremes were always known as the “sweethearts of Motown.” Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960’s. After an unprecedented string of number one hits, television and nightclub bookings, they opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others. ... read more »
Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes passes away at age 76
February 9, 2021
Mary Wilson, founding and original member of The Supremes, passed away suddenly this evening according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. She was at her home in Henderson, NV. She was 76. ... read more »
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Black History Month Presents… Musical Legends
February 3, 2021
This list is not in any specific order but an overview of notable Black Music legends. This list is focused on music accomplishments and not scandal or outside information. ... read more / view gallery »
NMAAM Receives $1 Million Donation From Amazon
January 14, 2021
“We are especially proud that Amazon’s partnership will mean more young people and students can access the museum and additional educational enrichment,” said David Bozeman, vice president, Amazon Transportation Services. “The intersection of the creative class of musicians with science and technology will continue to give all Nashvillians an amazing opportunity to learn and educate.” ... read more »
Reports: Rapper Dr. Dre Hospitalized Due To Brain Aneurysm
January 5, 2021
Rapper/producer Dr. Dre was being treated at a Los Angeles hospital today after suffering a brain aneurysm, according to various reports. ... read more »
Charley Pride, a country music Black superstar, dies at 86
December 17, 2020
Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Presents A Musical Celebration Honoring 25 Years of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival
December 10, 2020
FREE annual fan favorite event returns virtually Dec. 14-17 and includes performances from Barbara Morrison & The Bu Crew, 2021 2x GRAMMY nominee Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin ... read more »
Contemporary Jazz Band, The Katalyst, Make Their Debut with ‘Nine Lives’
December 10, 2020
The Inglewood based jazz band debut with “Nine Lives,” a free-spirited jazz album that truly catches the pulse of LA. ... read more »
Multi-Platinum Award-Winning Artist LaTocha Scott Shares Her Journey to Renewed Energy Through Her New Plant-Based Recipe Book
December 10, 2020
With her new plant-based cookbook, ”LaTocha’s Planted Lifestyle.” she explores the significance of cooking with soul and health in mind. ... read more »
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