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Mary J Blige

Mary J. Blige Enlists Kanye West For New Collaborative Album

The Boombox | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices

Mary J. Blige is reportedly cooking up a new album slated for release later this summer. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is said to be collaborating with Ka...

It's Not 'Just a Women's Issue.' Men Are Survivors Too.

Maile Zambuto | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Maile Zambuto

The beliefs--that boys and men can't be sexually used or abused--are woven deeply into our collective consciousness. The myth that males don't experience sexual or domestic violence is central to cultural ideals of masculinity that focus on physical strength and sexual desire.

11 Times Mary J. Blige Was The Most Turnt Up Performer Ever

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and ...

NBC Finally Gets It Right with The Wiz

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

NBC had big shoes to fill for me, and their track record was dismal. Well NBC you've proven you can bring live theatre, which is what this really was, back to television in a fresh way, a way that feels contemporary yet one that connects with the hearts of the viewers. As for TV musicals this year, The Wiz wins.

A Queerly Entertaining Weekend

Robyn Vie Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Vie Carpenter

I have taken a writing hiatus for the last couple of months to work on a new book. Now that it's almost done, I wanted to take time to tell you about ...

Mary J., Kerry And Taraji Get Down In Another Feel Good Commercial

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

There's nothing like dancing and sharing a good laugh with your girlfriends -- and Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson take us to tha...

Apple Exec Apologizes After Mansplaining Music To Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine has drawn the outrage of The Internet this week after making some ridiculous comments about why women need music. ...

A Sneak Peek At The Fabulous Costumes Of 'The Wiz Live!'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

"The Wiz Live!" airs in two weeks but we have phenomenal costumes to admire in the meantime. NBC will air the "The Wiz Live!" on Dec. 3, as part of t...

It's Here: 'The Wiz Live!' Trailer Has Arrived And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

The newly released trailer for NBC's much-anticipated three-hour production of "The Wiz Live!" has arrived and, thankfully, it gives us everything we ...

Mary. J Blige Wants Her Life Story On Broadway

Playbill.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

Mary J. Blige, the Queen of hip-hop and R&B, crosses over and gets wicked in the live NBC musical event of the year. As The Wiz Live! approaches, she ...

Viola Davis Wins! Apple Ad Brings Joy! -- Hollywood, Are You Paying Attention?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Frances Cudjoe Waters

Sunday night's Emmy Awards Show and Apple's new ad should be just the beginning. It's time for Hollywood to step up and for the viewing audience to step up to demand more positive, "Real" images like these.

Taraji, Kerry And Mary J. Redefine Squad Goals In New Apple Commercial

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Ava Duvernay directed an Apple Music commercial that aired during the 67th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night and it was nothing short of magical. The 62...

Taylor Swift Performs With Uzo Aduba, Mary J. Blige, Celebrity 'Male Models'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.23.2015 | Entertainment

Another day, another celebrity duet for Taylor Swift. During her Saturday night show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 25-year-old star broug...

Queen Latifah And Mary J. Blige To Join NBC's 'The Wiz Live!'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

NBC just added two big names to the cast of their forthcoming live musical event “The Wiz Live!” On Tuesday, the network announced megastars Queen...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Stepping Out With Louis York and Jon Bellion

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.

Lauryn Hill at the Apollo: Celebrating Nina Simone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After the screening, Lauryn Hill fronted a big band singing songs from Nina Simone's songlist, starting with "Ne Me Quitte Pas." She played "Ain't Got No, I Got Life" as a rap tune. Jazmine Sullivan sang "Baltimore." These performers, along with Mary J. Blige, Usher and others are part of a Nina Simone tribute album.

After Enduring 'More Drama,' Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Recent Scandals

NBCBLK | Karu F. Daniels | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices

25 years, 13 albums and 9 Grammy Awards into her illustrious career, Mary J. Blige is still going strong -- and showing no signs of slowing down. Vete...

Mary J. Blige Documentary To Premiere At TriBeCa Film Festival

Pitchfork | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

A new documentary that chronicles the recording of Mary J. Blige's 13th studio album The London Sessions will have its world premiere at this year's T...

Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige Perform 'Stay With Me' At The Grammys

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment

Sam Smith performed his hit song "Stay With Me" at the Grammys on Sunday, joined by Mary J. Blige for an expectedly emotional and gorgeous performance...

A New York State of Mind

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

A bounty of exemplary singer/songwriters have embraced their native New York as their core inspiration and a powerful component to their personal brands. Let's look at five top pop artists among the many greats who personify the grit, elegance and power of their beloved city.

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

'No More Drama' AND No Female Friends For MJB's Husband

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices

As we steadily approach the holiday season in the coming weeks, Mary J. Blige is anticipating two special occasions. On Dec. 2, the Grammy Award-winni...

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

Brad Puet | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and...

The 411 On How Mary J. Blige Overcame 'Crispy Chicken' Commercial Backlash

Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices

--Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige opens up on how she overcame backlash stemming from her 2012 Burger King chicken snack wrap commercial. (...

Mary J Blige Plans Comeback With London-Inspired Album

Posted 09.09.2014 | Black Voices

It appears Mary J Blige has taken her talents across the pond to record her forthcoming studio album. After a string of collaborations in the last...