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The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And They didn't -- the sun broke through by late afternoon, and The Who had the chance to sing "Talkin' Bout My Generation."

John Legend Launches Campaign To End Mass Incarceration

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, FREE A...

John Legend Officiating A Dog Wedding Is What Dreams Are Made Of

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings

What's cuter than a dog wedding? A dog wedding "officiated" by John Legend. No, we're not kidding. The Grammy winner threw a wedding for his dogs P...

Jessica Alba And Chrissy Teigen Are Gorgeous Beach Babes

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

Spring break at its finest. Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen looked every bit relaxed as they enjoyed a joint vacation in the Caribbean this week. ...

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

John Legend On Common's Race Comments: It's Not Enough To Extend Hand Of Love

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired...

Sam Smith & John Legend Recorded A Song For Charity

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment

Sam Smith and John Legend are here to melt hearts and raise money for Red Nose Day, a biennial event where British residents and celebrities don clown...

One Quote Sums Up Why John Legend Is The Voice For Justice Music Desperately Needs

Mic | Kate Beaudoin | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

"A just society is not one built on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love. Love for our families. Love for our neighbors...

The Time for Voter Rights Is Now

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We cannot raise awareness about the heroines and heroes of history, and then turn around and be cowards 50 years later. This Congress must deal with overt moves among states to obstruct people's right to vote, and they must restore federal protections of voting rights.

John Legend Speaks to the Crack in the System Caused by Mass Incarceration

Antonio Moore | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Antonio Moore

Crack in the System's goal is simply to dig deeper, supply more facts, and provide the definitive story. We accomplished this by interviewing several individuals never seen on camera before speaking about the realities of their involvement with the reach of the contra scandal and cocaine epidemic.

Top 5 Things John Legend Should Know About Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Legend says he knows about human-rights issues in the kingdom but that because part of his "mission in life is to spread love and joy to people," he intends to play in Bahrain "regardless of my disagreements with some of their governments' policies and actions." As he mulls the best way to spread the love during his time in Bahrain, he might want to consider a few things.

John Legend is Right, and the Others Are Wrong!

Richard Fowler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

Why is it that these artists' statements don't receive validity? Isn't John Legend an American? Aren't his feelings and political views valid?

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

Building Bridges: From 'Selma' to the Dinner Table

Fay Johnson | Posted 04.26.2015 | San Francisco
Fay Johnson

Though our country has progressed in institutionalizing particular laws and rights surrounding the issue of race discrimination, there is still much work to be done. The culture that we create now has the ability to influence both the government and perhaps even more immediately relevant, the lives of those around us.

A Thank You Letter to Ava DuVernay

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ola Ojewumi

She is unapologetic in her work, which shows that one's brilliance cannot be measured in Oscars and accolades, but in the impact you have on society.

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Continue Whirlwind Month At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend capped off their whirlwind month at the Oscars Sunday night. Legend, who performed at the Super Bowl, the Grammys a...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Decisions Decisions... What Song Changed Your Mind?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Thank you Joni. Thank you Neil. Thank you Carpenters. Thank you Carly Simon. Thank you Santo and Johnny. Thanks to Music Supervisors who get it right. Thank you to everyone who wrote a song that changed my life or changed my mind.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

John Legend Disagreed With Kanye West's Comments About Beck

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

While John Legend found Kanye West's near interruption of Beck's Album of the Year speech "funny," the 36-year-old singer was not as amused by West's ...

John Legend Defends Kanye After Grammys Stunt

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

John Legend is part of #TeamKanye. Legend told Us Weekly that he thought West's near recreation of the rapper's infamous "Imma let you finish" mome...

My 10 Random Insta-Grammy Observations From the 2015 Grammy Awards

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

I enjoyed Kristen Wiig's surprise appearance as Sia's stand in for "Chandelier," as Sia does not face the audience while singing. BTW, can Kristen Wiig be a stand in for me in all aspects of my life? Please and thank you.

Common: An Overnight Success 20 Years in the Making

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl A. Cobbin

So for anyone who thought the success of Common has come out of nowhere, please study the totality of his stellar career and his partnership with Derek. I realize what I'm requesting is odd in the world of tweets, sound bites and 24-hour news cycles. I promise you will be entertained.

The Pro-Gay Reason John Legend Dropped Out Of A Hollywood Party In His Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Singer John Legend is the latest celebrity to join a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel after the hotel's owner, Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah...

The 44 Gifs You Need To Watch If You Missed The Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Sports

So much funny.

Idina Menzel Kicks Off The Super Bowl With Amazing National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Idina Menzel started the Super Bowl off on a literal high note when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff. The amazing performance was a ...