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If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.

Behind The Scenes At The Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

Posted 12.08.2014 | MarloThomas

On November 24th, AOL’s own Marlo Thomas was awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal Of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at t...

LISTEN: Wu-Tang Clan Respond To Police Shootings On New Track

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

In light of the recent grand jury decision in Ferguson and the ongoing string of protests in America, Wu-Tang Clan has released the title track from t...

WATCH: Ferguson Police Arrest And Drag A Protestor Away

Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

Since the announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Br...

Attorney: Ferguson Prosecutor Had ‘No Interest' In Indicting Darren Wilson

Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

The reaction stemming from Monday evening’s announcement that there would be no indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shooting...

Brown Family Blasts Prosecutor's Handling Of Case

AP | JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led t...

Stevie Wonder: 'Everyone Has To Be Accountable For The Guns That They Carry'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout the course of his career Stevie Wonder has been to known to leverage his influence as an award-winning musician to help instill change in A...

10 Things I Learned About Isabel Allende

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.13.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I learned that Chilean American author Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor. Here are 10 things I learned about Isabel Allende.

Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy To Get Presidential Medal Of Freedom

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

BEIJING (AP) — Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Presid...

Stevie Wonder Mixes Politics With Music In Tour Kickoff

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder has always blended his musical genius with social activism, and as he launched his new tour, he stayed true to form, a...

5 Things I Learned About Street Corner Renaissance (SCR)

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Street Corner Renaissance (SCR) is a five man a Capella group from Los Angeles who won season 4 of NBC's "The Sing Off."

Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

Jimmy Fallon Got A Shirtless Surprise For His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Comedy

Things got off to a weird start when the "Tonight Show" staff surprised Jimmy Fallon for his 40th birthday. Like, shirtless-Seth-Rogen-and-James-Fr...

Leonardo DiCaprio Named U.N. Peace Messenger, Continues To Be Much More Than Just A Pretty Face

Associated Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global act...

Barbra Streisand, Partners (Review)

Paul Katz | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

As someone who owns every Streisand album and has essentially studied her career since I could put a needle on a turntable, the song selection on Partners is vexing.

10 Things I Loved About 'Motown the Musical'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.19.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On "press night," August 19, I saw Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I like musicals so I was prepared to like it but not love it.

President Obama Honors Special Olympics Athletes For 'Overcoming Obstacles With Love And Kindness'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their ...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Tired of Taylor Swift? Marie Miller Is Just What You Need

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While Ms. Swift may be very talented, sometimes you just need something new. If you've spun your copy of Red an embarrassing number of times and if you're tired of dancing alone in your room to "You Belong With Me," don't fret.

The Secret Chaos Behind Lionel Richie And Michael Jackson's Iconic Song

OWN | Posted 06.20.2014 | OWN

In 1985, producer Quincy Jones gave Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson the assignment of a lifetime. To help fight famine in Africa, he wanted them to ...

LISTEN: 53 Songs Your Intern Should Know

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

Have you ever found yourself singing a classic, notable song around your friends or colleagues only to discover someone’s perplexed facial expressio...

Glad All Over: Conversations with Dave Clark, Jen Chapin and Augustana's Dan Layus

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

DC: "Well, we were the first group to tour America. The power of Sullivan... we did it two weeks running and then went back and did our first English tour. In fact, the Kinks were the opening act."

Dog Ears Music: Born in May Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from Peggy Lee, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Adele, and more.

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...