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On the 'A' w/Souleo: New Book Positions Obama, Trayvon Martin, and Diana Ross as 'Racial Icons'

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Nicole R. Fleetwood calls her latest book On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination, "an act of love." But readers may end up referring to it as tough love.

Diana Ross Is One Supreme Mother-Of-The-Bride

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings

There's nothing matronly about Diana Ross's mother-of-the-bride look. At her daughter Chudney's wedding in Maui, Hawaii on Sunday, the 71-year-old...

Taraji P. Henson Shares Who Should Play Her Parents On 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

Fans aren't the only ones looking forward to season 2 of "Empire." Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon, has a very big guest star wish for the ...

(Ain't That) Good News: The Supremes Remastered

Kevin Winkler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Winkler

When I was growing up, my three best girlfriends were Diana, Mary, and Flo--and if you don't know whom I'm talking about, please stop reading now. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard were the original Supremes, the dream girls of Motown.

Motown: Under It All, It's Still the Music That Shines

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Some nights of theatre are pure magic. Whether it's the performance, the material, the audience, the theatre, a mix of all of the above, some nights are special and you know you're having a once-in-a-lifetime event.

7 Signs You're Playing Small (And How to Stop)

Apryl Beverly | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
Apryl Beverly

I'm writing this article with one purpose: to get you from wherever you are now, to wherever you know you should be. I should warn you that this article is probably different than any other you have read on this topic because of my obsession with keepin' it all the way real. It's the only way I know how to be.

Billie Holiday Would Be 100 Today!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night on Tavis Smiley's PBS TV show, a singer named Cassandra Wilson was talking about her new album in which she 'interpreted' some of the songs familiarized by the legendary Billie Holiday.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

First Nighter: Diana Ross, 70 Going on 22, Glamorously Re-Opens Brooklyn's King's Theatre

David Finkle | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Diana Ross -- Miss Ross to you, Diane to family and (Motown) friends -- heart-stoppingly opened Brooklyn's restored King's Theatre last night (February 3) by entering from the back of the vast, spectacularly refurbished auditorium.

Diana Ross Returns To Las Vegas With Mini-Residency

Las Vegas Sun | Posted 01.27.2015 | Black Voices

The Supremes superstar singer Diana Ross has inked April dates for the first nine performances of her new mini-residency contract at the Venetian. Soo...

Here Are More Reasons To Love Tracee Ellis Ross

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

We're huge Tracee Ellis Ross fans around these parts. The "Black-ish" actress is talented, stylish, and was birthed by Diana Ross. Need we say more? ...

Turning the Lens on Langdon

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

For decades, in Hollywood, having a Harry Langdon headshot has been synonymous with success. It was not just because he was the most expensive photographer in Hollywood; it was because being able to afford him did not guarantee access to him.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

10 Things I Loved About 'Motown the Musical'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.19.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On "press night," August 19, I saw Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I like musicals so I was prepared to like it but not love it.

Oprah Channels Diana And We Love It!

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

There aren't enough reasons to love Oprah. She's a media-mogul, a bona-fide boss and an all-around saint. But she has just done something that has mad...

Brennan Williams

How The Man Behind 'American Idol' Went From Harlem To Hollywood

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

Keyboardist and orchestral arranger Ray Chew has been a key figure on some of television's most watched shows, serving as music director and/or compos...

The Original 'Dreamgirl' Recalls Dramatic Run-In With Diana Ross

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

Back in the '80s, the production "Dreamgirls" was taking Broadway by storm. It sold out theaters, produced chart-topping singles and earned 13 Tony Aw...

Managing Michael Jackson and More: A Chat with Ron Weisner, Plus William Beckett and Noel Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ron Weisner: "When you're involved in the music world that I've been involved with, I was in the record end of it first and then the management next, then the television live concert world, and each relates to each other in a different way."

Music Lives, Live: Montreal Jazz Festival

Steve Schonberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

This week marks the start of the 35th Montreal Jazz Festival, an annual celebration of music that despite its name, really elevates a range of styles to an international stage for 11 days in Montreal.

A Member Of The Supremes Speaks Out About The Group's Gay Following

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Decades after topping the charts, the iconic group The Supremes still has a massive gay cult following -- but what was the trio's relationship like wi...

Grammy and Tony Award Nominated Brandon Victor Dixon is on Broadway in MOTOWN: The Musical

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't ask Brandon Victor Dixon what sleep is, because he doesn't know the answer. In 2013, Brandon formed WalkRunFly Productions with friend Warren Adams.

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

Dennis Williams II | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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...