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Why Drake's OVO Label Will be the Modern Day Motown

Dennis Williams II | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Williams II

Drake assumes the role of the present day Berry Gordy Jr., behind his label he has assimilated a team of heavy hitters that do it all in-house.

11 Songs That Prove We Can't Get Enough Of These Fabulous Divas

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

This week marked an annual occurrence of epic proportions. We celebrated the birth of not one but four dynamic divas that have all made a major impact...

Ashlee Simpson's Engagement Party Was A Sight To Be Seen

Posted 03.27.2014 | Celebrity

Ashlee Simpson and fiancé Evan Ross celebrated their engagement with a party for their friends and family on Wednesday night, March 26. As expect...

Happy 70th Birthday, Diana Ross!

Posted 03.26.2014 | Celebrity

Today, March 26, is Diana Ross' 70th birthday! Ross reigned supreme over the budding world of Detroit's Motown music in the 1960s, paving the way f...

Diana Ross' Diva Style Hasn't Changed A Bit

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

There are several dazzling divas celebrating birthdays this week--Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Mariah Carey. And while we don't want to...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

10 Black Love Films To Watch With Or Without A Boo

Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices

Love is in the air this week as we approach cupid’s annual holiday of Valentine’s Day. And though, some parts of the country are currently experie...

'I Will Be Cancer-Free In 2014'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Valisia LeKae has a New Year's resolution that has nothing to do with weight loss, money or watching less TV. "I will be cancer-fre...

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

The Stories Behind The Broadway Stars Playing Pop Music Legends

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill Magazine | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices chats with Valisia LeKae, Jessie Mueller and NaTasha Yvette Williams about taking on the roles of iconic women on the Broadway stage....

Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson Saluted at First Grammy Museum Gala, Architects of Sound: Motown

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

hese men got the whole world dancing, swaying, singing along (and they still do). Mr. Robinson's angelic vibrato may sing words, but in attempts to define it, it defies them! And words cannot convey the beauty and import of this event. But for you, I'll give it a go.

Really Got a Hold on His Dreams: Charl Brown on Becoming Smokey Robinson, Never Giving Up and Beyoncé

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dustin Fitzharris

Charl Brown had to postpone his birthday trip by a few days because he had to audition once again for the role of Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical. Bright and early on the day after Memorial Day, Brown received the call that he had landed his first starring role on Broadway.

First Nighter: Dee Dee Bridgewater Is Billie Holiday in Lady Day; Clint Holmes Is Himself in Stop This Train

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Sometime in the winter of 1958, I had the chance to hear Billie Holiday on her closing night at Boston's venerated Storyville. For reasons I can't recall, I chose not to go. She died less than a year later, at 44, and that was that for me and Billie Holiday live.

What Inspires Me: Jet Set Escapism on the Athenian Riviera

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 12.02.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

For decades, the glamorous stars of film, music, politics and the society set have traveled to Vouliagmeni, Greece to experience the calm and serenity of this elegant hideaway.

Weeklings: The Best Bad Movies for Gay Men (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-09-13-Screenshot20130913at2.51.42PM.pngI'm listing the most lovable turkeys/albatrosses/flaming chupacabras in gay cinema. These are horrid movies, and we should be thankful.

Meeting Diana Ross -- An Artist Entrepreneur

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

In the late '50s, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and discovered Diana Ross, the lead singer for The Supremes. Little did I know, that 30 years later after she had sold millions of her albums, this legendary artist would reinvent herself and become a very successful entrepreneur.

Ashlee Simpson Was Introduced To Her Boyfriend's Supremely Famous Mother

Posted 08.06.2013 | Celebrity

Talk about getting serious! Ashlee Simpson and the new man in her life, Evan Ross, have been going strong for a few months now and Ross has even in...

Becoming Diana Ross: Valisia LeKae in Motown the Musical

Karim Orange | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Karim Orange

I had the amazing opportunity of seeing Motown: The Musical on Broadway. The play pays homage to music mogul Berry Gordy and the history of Motown.

What Are You Wearing, Miley?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 06.21.2013 | Style

This week's worst-dressed list is full of celebrities who were desperately in need a tailor. Beyoncé's white cut-out dress could have been a home run...

That's A Very High Slit, Milla Jovovich

Posted 06.20.2013 | Celebrity

Milla Jovovich looked amazing at the "Liaisons Au Louvre III"" charity gala on Tuesday, but the Instagram photos she posted after the event were much ...

WATCH: Berry Gordy Describes Fateful Moment In Relationship With Diana Ross

OWN | Posted 06.15.2013 | OWN

Berry Gordy and Diana Ross appeared to be an unstoppable pairing during the Supremes' rise to fame through Gordy's legendary Motown record label. As R...

Is That Big Bird?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style

Nicki Minaj stepped onto the stage of "American Idol" this week and jaws dropped. The "High School" rapper showed off what her mama gave her in an out...

First Nighter: Motown: The Musical Gives the Customers What They Came For

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.

Motown Legend Dies At 68

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice at age 68. Richards, whose real name was Dennis Lussier, die...

Happy Birthday, Diana Ross!

Posted 03.26.2013 | Celebrity

Happy birthday wishes go out to Diana Ross, who today turns 69 (March 26). Ross rose to fame in the 1960s as part of the iconic R&B trio The Suprem...