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On the "A" w/Souleo: Hennessy Doc Explores Brand's Relationship with African-Americans

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.11.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

So what do you get when you combine a spirit brand with social justice, stir, and garnish with a jazz and hip-hop twist? The answer is all in the title of the documentary An Unexpected History: The Story of Hennessy and African-Americans.

The Roots Aim To Expand Music Festival Following Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices

Music festival season is upon us, and that means that the legendary Roots crew will host their 8th annual Roots Picnic on May 30 at Philadelphia’s F...

Broccoli City Set to Host 3rd Annual Earth Day Fest in D.C

Choyce Miller | Posted 06.22.2015 | DC
Choyce Miller

Broccoli City Festival 2015 will consist of a variety of activities aimed at highlighting accessible ways healthier and more environmentally sustainable lifestyles can be achieved in urban communities.

Lena Hall at Café Carlyle: "I'm a B Side Kind of Girl"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She'll be performing at the Carlyle till April 18. Watt White, her music director said that the Carlyle may mark the beginning of a tour; he will be joining Hall in San Francisco, bringing "Sin and Salvation" to Feinstein's at Hotel Nikko.

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

ESSENCE Fest Announces All-Star 2015 Lineup

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2015 Essence Festival will feature Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Short...

Azealia Banks Sparked A Twitter Fight With Erykah Badu, And Things Got Personal

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

There wasn't much love between Azealia Banks and Erykah Badu this Valentine's Day. On Thursday, a Twitter fan asked Badu if she listens to Banks' ...

Art vs. Begging and the Reality of Modern-Day Manhattan

Sean Bradford | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

First off, there are rules and etiquette to busking, also known as street performance. Rule number one is you never ask people for money. This is not an act of desperation, but an act of self-promotion.

Erykah Badu Made $3.60 Singing In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

A-plus prankster Erykah Badu teamed up with OkayPlayer to release a video in which she tries to sing for money in Manhattan's Times Square. "In no way...

Sonic Dreams: Exclusive Interview With PELL

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

There is a space where existential nuance and personal confession all exist in the rhythms of a dreamscape universe. This is the world of Pell, and with his recent album Floating While Dreaming, he transports us to a universe of varied influences manifested in ambient sounds and serious hip-hop grooves.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

Songs That Made Me Want to Work in Music

Lily Golightly | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Lily Golightly

I've always known that I've wanted to work in the music industry -- my childhood was filled with mirror-dancing to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany with visi...

Erykah Badu Tries To Crash Live TV News Broadcast, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment

Erykah Badu is our new favorite prankster. The singer crashed a live TV news broadcast in a few fantastic ways. News anchor Mario Diaz was trying to r...

WOW: Erykah Badu Shares Steamy Sex Tips

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices

--Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu shares personal sex tips on how to keep the fire burning in the bedroom. (Erykah Badu’s Twitter...

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

What Celebrities Should Know Before Performing for Dictators

Alejandro Tarre | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Alejandro Tarre

The story repeats itself every few months. A dictator hires a pop icon to perform at a party or private event. Once exposed, the celebrity faces the ire of human rights activists.

Julee Wilson

Erykah Badu And Ledisi Talk Beauty And Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

This Wednesday, Essence magazine celebrated two of its May 2014 cover girls -- neo-soul visionary Erykah Badu and eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi -- ...

PHOTOS: These Ladies Wowed At The 2014 Met Gala

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The Met Gala is officially over, but we're still drooling over all the fabulous fashion moments. From Beyoncé's sheer Givenchy gown to Janelle Mo...

The Real Case Against Decriminalizing Marijuana

Terrance Hamm | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

WOWZAS x Three!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

We literally can't take our eyes off of Essence magazine's May issue. Maybe because the glossy decided to tap three of the most beautiful songstesses ...

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...

Erykah Badu Reveals All About Her 'Lo Down Loretta Brown' Persona [VIDEO]

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

When she's behind the turntables, call her Lo Down Loretta Brown, not Erykah, thank you.

LOOK: Erykah Badu's Latest Hairdo Will Take You Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu is taking us back...way back...back into time! On Thursday, the eccentric songstress debuted a hairstyle that we haven't seen since th...

LOOK: Erykah Badu Lands Givenchy's Spring 2014 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

Givenchy always pushes the envelope when it comes to its attention-grabbing ad campaigns. The French fashion house's creative director, Riccardo Tisci...