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Universal Music Faces Federal Lawsuit For Recordings Lost In 2008 Fire
June 28, 2019
Representatives of several artists who lost master recordings in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios have filed a class action lawsuit seeking at least $100 million in damages, ... read more »
Billy James Releford, Sr. Inspired Many Lives
March 22, 2019
Dreaming “Big Dreams” in Wagoner, Oklahoma was no easy task for a young man living during that time.  Billy graduated from Lincoln High School in Wagoner in 1957.  The incomparable work-ethic instilled in him by his father, the unwavering love of his mother and the life lessons from Aunt Rosie, who affectionately called him “Tunny Boy”, created the fire and the desire to succeed in life.  These family lessons became the foundation for self-reliance and self-determination. ... read more »
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents ‘An Evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues’
January 25, 2019
A FREE night of music, dance, poetry, and black culture to celebrate Black History Month: ... read more »
It All Starts with a Coffee Shop: Gentrification Beyond the Numbers
December 13, 2018
Windsor Hills and View Park have always been a shining Black light in Los Angeles. It’s where Black doctors and lawyers aspired to live when they weren’t welcomed in Bel-Air or Brentwood, where Ray Charles, Meghan Markle, and Ike and Tina Turner lived. It was the gold standard for Black people, a gleaming refuge lost to most in the sprawl of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Joe Adams, Longtime Manager of Ray Charles Dies at 94
July 6, 2018
Known as the 'man behind the man', Adams was instrumental in Charles' rise as a cultural icon. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (September 21 – September 27)
September 28, 2017
Atlanta race riots took place, as many Blacks and Whites were killed. ... read more / view gallery »
Ray Charles’ Daughter Sheila Raye Charles Succumbs to Breast Cancer
June 22, 2017
Sheila Raye was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly’s House of Representatives for helping to keep her father’s legacy alive and well ... read more »
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