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Bill O'Reilly Mocks Maxine Waters' Hair While She's Busy Tackling Trump

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.28.2017 | Black Voices

Everyone knows Bill O’Reilly is the absolute worst, but his latest antics are just appalling. During a segment of “Fox & Friends,” the show play...

Cinema Eye Honors Non-Fiction Films

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At the Cinema Eye Honors luncheon celebrating documentary films and the filmmakers who make them, Otto Bell exulted: his The Eagle Huntress had just r...

Christian McBride Celebrates James Brown, the Godfather of Soul

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.18.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, November 18, 2016 In the mid '90s when he was a young, frisky jazz guy from Philadelphia who was taking New ...

It's A Man's World When It Comes To Climate Change

Dr. Cara Augustenborg | Posted 11.01.2016 | Green
Dr. Cara Augustenborg

Without a concerted effort to include more women in media portrayals of climate change, we fail to apply the lesson that inclusivity is an essential ingredient to winning the fight on climate action.

Trump's Lounge Act Grows Stale

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Sometimes a politician rises not despite his pathologies, but because they suit the moment. Donald Trump's vulgarity, crude insults, and braggadocio fired the resentments of Republican primary voters and rode them to the nomination.

This Rare Clip Of Prince, Michael Jackson And James Brown Onstage Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.22.2016 | Black Voices

Prince, the music icon who gave us pop classics like "Purple Rain" and "Raspberry Beret" is dead at the age of 57. He was the consummate showman, with...

New James Brown Bio, 'Kill ‘Em And Leave,' Due In April

ABC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices

A new biography on the life and times of The Godfather of Soul is coming this spring....

Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s

Bill Adler | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

Album-Oriented Radio played no music by black artists. A decade later, the Black Rock Coalition's Greg Tate aptly derided AOR as standing for "Apartheid-Oriented Radio." The fact that Earth, Wind & Fire sold zillions of records in the process meant nothing to AOR.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Sunday Sept. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you

James Brown and Wilson Pickett in a Cold Sweat

Francis Levy | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

James Brown once performed "Cold Sweat" with Wilson Pickett also known as the Wicked Pickett.

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

Music History: James Brown at the Apollo Theater

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From jazz and blues to R&B and Motown, from plays to comedians and from Amateur Night to Showtime at the Apollo, the theater has been among the most important cultural and entertainment institutions for not only the African-American community, but the world.

Joss Stone Recounts Her Impromptu, 'Very Scary' Performance With James Brown

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Performing with the late (and great) James Brown would be intimidating for any musician, and for Joss Stone it was "very scary." In the video above, S...

The James Brown Dance Party Is My Happy Place

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

The more I expose myself to live music, the easier it is for me to infuse those feelings of pure joy and happiness to seep into my everyday experience. The James Brown Dance Party is the band that does that for me to the max.

'I Can't Breathe': Soldier's Final Minutes Captured In GRAPHIC Jail Video

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Sgt. James Brown was an active-duty soldier who had served two tours of duty in Iraq. But he didn't survive a two-day DWI sentence in 2012. New ...

Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.04.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Singer/songwriters always have something to say, even when they are not performing. Something is always on their mind and generally their stories are some of the most fascinating. One singer/songwriter in particular is South Carolina native KaiL Baxley.

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.

Why You Gotta Be the James Brown of Your Workout

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

So the next time you workout, I want you to channel your inner James Brown. Sweat buckets. Blow people away with your energy.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

'Dark Girls'

Suna Senman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Home
Suna Senman

The overall tone gives a glow of positivity -- like the sunlight warming a cold place in the shadows. Dark Girls gives us all an opportunity to reflect on our unconscious thoughts, words and actions.

Former Backup Singer Declared As James Brown's Wife

New York Times | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices

In a decision likely to significantly affect the long-running dispute over James Brown’s estate, a judge in South Carolina has ruled that Tommie Rae...

Book Excerpt: Management, and Fun, by Wandering Around

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.

Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

James Brown on HBO: Deconstructing Mr. Dynamite's Moves

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Alex Gibney's documentary, Mr. Dynamite, limns the extraordinary rise of James Brown's career, and more: Interviews with his sidemen give a history of rhythm and blues, and race.