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All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

Newark, New Jersey, was the place to be on Saturday, as the most beautiful and brilliant women of color gathered for the 2015 Black Girls Rock event. ...

Jill Scott Sings About The Perils Of Love In New Single 'You Don't Know'

MadameNoire | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Normally, when we feature a new song, we ask y’all pass or play? But I’m just going to let you know right now that there’s really no need to pos...

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."

Stars Stun At Essence Magazine's Black Women In Music Event

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

ESSENCE magazine kicked off the Grammy Awards weekend on Thursday with the 6th annual Black Women in Music event. The star-studded affair, which took ...

Iggy Azalea Responds After Eve & Jill Scott Diss Her 'Blaccent'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

Following a heated Twitter exchange with Azealia Banks and being schooled on Hip Hop by Q-Tip, Iggy Azalea is back in headlines once again. This t...

Jill Scott On Why She Only Dates For Six Months

ESSENCE | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Jill Scott is no stranger to love. After all, this ESSENCE Black Women in Music honoree has written some of the most sensual and heartwarming love bal...

Jill Scott And Chaka Khan Have Something To Celebrate

AP | Mesfin Fekadu | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Essence magazine will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a pre-Grammys bash featuring Jill Scott and Chaka Khan. The magazine ann...

Jill Scott Set To Receive Major Honor

Billboard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Jill Scott will be the special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music. The Feb. 5 invitation-only event, held during Grammy Week,...

Do You Think Bill Cosby's Rape Allegations Are a Conspiracy?

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Let us suppose that somewhere there may be a valid reason, in spite of twenty-plus alleged victims, for which one refuses to believe Bill Cosby has ever harmed a woman -- conspiracy is simply not one of them.

Jill Scott Comes To Bill Cosby's Defense

Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

--Jill Scott responds to a Twitter follower regarding her opinion on Bill Cosby’s list of sexual allegations. (Jill Scott’s Twitter feed) ...

5 People Who Aren't Helping Race Relations in 2014

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

This year, no one is safe when it comes to the ridiculous onslaught of ignorance about to people of color. Whether it was the media, celebrities, or members of our own community, the backwards advice and excuses for the degrading of our people was annoying.

Sitting at the Feet of Jill Scott

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

You probably know that Jill Scott is a critically acclaimed actress. But you may not know some of the dues she paid to get there. She discovered the hard way that there is no book, nor dummy's guide to dealing with fame in Hollywood.

10 Things I learned From Screening "Get on Up" #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

1. Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd, and Octavia Spencer, should all get Oscar nods. 2. Chadwick Boseman is funky as the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, ...

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

Joshua Worden: The Spontaneous, Simple Circle Is the Porthole to the Self

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

In the last few years, Joshua Worden has been fascinated with Japanese ensō paintings. Literally meaning circle, ensō is a concept in Zen Buddhism that symbolizes absolute enlightenment.

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Essence Festival wrapped up last night with an electrifying performance by the one-and-only Beyoncé. And with a headliner like that and a we...

REVIEW: Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, And Maxwell Shine At Essence Music Fest

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- As the concert portion of the 2013 Essence Music Festival kicked off on Friday night, The Huffington Post was live on hand to take in o...

PHOTOS: Jill Scott Rocks Dental Bling

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices

Jill Scott hit the 2013 Essence Festival stage Friday night and like you'd expect she dazzled the crowd with her sultry voice and heartfelt tunes. But...

PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival 2013

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Avery(asterisk)Sunshine may be a new voice to some, but the 38-year-old Atlanta artist hopes more fans will be saying her name after he...

New Orleans Jazz Festival Highlights Native American Music

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native Ame...

A Guide To New Orleans and All Its Jazz

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Yes New Orleans, Louisiana is steeped in history, culture, fine arts and friendly gregarious people. And all those ingredients seem to peak every Apr...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Greeted By Steady Rain

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. A soaked Dav...

New Orleans Jazz Fest To Feature Living Legends

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...