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'Juice' Director Says We Can't Let Future Generations Sleep On Classic Black Films
Ernest R. Dickerson dishes to HuffPost about the film's 25th anniversary.
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Slick Rick Praises The First-Ever Global Hip-Hop Day
"Hip-hop is due recognition," he told HuffPost.
Nas On Trump: 'We All Know A Racist Is In Office'
The hip-hop veteran penned an open letter expressing his thoughts on President Donald Trump.
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At Least Trump's Black Music Month Statement Got This Right
Yes, black artists are woefully overlooked.
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Patti LaBelle On Why Her Black Music Honor Is One Of Her Most Significant Awards
The legendary singer opens up on the importance of receiving black awards.
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What Curtis Mayfield's 1960's Music Can Teach Us About Resistance Today
Mayfield's social commentary is strikingly applicable today, his son says.
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Bruno Mars: I 'Wouldn't Be Here' If Not For Black Artists
"They created the soundtrack of my life."
Slick Rick On His U.S. Citizenship, New Tour And If He'd Collab With Drake
The Ruler's back!
Rebirth: The Re-emergence Of Live Instruments In Popular Music
Record producer, DJ, instrumentalist
I am an instrumentalist. It's part of my musical identity and is becoming more fascinating to the mainstream and average listener. I truly believe when we look back on 2016, we will have witnessed the rebirth of live instrumentation, Funk, and Jazz into mainstream music.
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POTUS Praises Black Music As 'Innovative And Powerful Art'
“Songs by African-American musicians span the breadth of the human experience and resonate in every corner of our Nation."
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Fade to White: EBONY Examines "Cultural Smudging" Effect on Black Music
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From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.
What Black Music Needs Now More Than Ever
CEO of Scream Nation and President of Mauldin Brand Inc.
Black music is the core of American music and the foundation of all popular music. But does it get enough recognition or acknowledgement -- more than just a month of appreciation and reflection?
Joe Talks New Album, 'Bridges,' And His Thoughts On The Current State Of R&B Music
It’s a pretty cool record. Just conceptually, it’s about trying to hold [sex] back. And basically my point of view is like
Aretha Franklin Set To Record Four Tracks With Andre 3000 For New Covers Album
"Well, Clive is concerned, but we're on it. We are ON it," she said before adding, "I'm pretty sure it's going to be fun
Beyonce Bares Butt In Cut-Out Bodysuit For On The Run Tour
We knew Beyonce and Jay Z's On The Run tour was going to be racy, but we didn't expect the leotard equivalent of assless
The Roots On The Pros And Cons Of Becoming Jimmy Fallon's House Band
The only downside, the Roots say, to their gig is ironically also the decrease in travel. Instead of staying on the road
Chadwick Boseman Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown In 'Get On Up'
It was in doses. There were smaller challenges for this ... It would be something as simple as "Let me learn how to do the
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