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Event Recap: Pepsi Funk Fest Reunites the Sounds of Rap and R&B

There’s no better way to celebrate Black Music Month than with a concert that resurrects the soundtrack of many our lives with ‘80s and ‘90s music. The Pepsi Funk Fest tour revved up and made a stop in Columbia, South […]

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Bring The Noise: Black Music Needs Public Enemy Now More than Ever

Music influences. With popular black music today, many tunes consistently encourage attitudes of carelessness and self-indulgence, actions of intoxicated partying, and promiscuity.

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In Celebration: Black Music Month

Every June, since 1979, music lovers have celebrated Black Music Month. The brainchild of legendary songwriter and producer Kenny

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Celebrating 35 Years of Black Music Month: The Top 10 Soul Songs of All Time

On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter declared the month of June as Black Music Month. Carter was a soul music lover himself, having had

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Q&A: La Toya Jackson—An Inside Look at ‘Life with La Toya’

Looking from the outside in, it appears that the members of music’s royal family have what so many covet: Fame, fortune, and a discography that

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Black Music Month: D’Angelo and Maxwell

When D’Angelo and Maxwell introduced themselves to the music industry in the mid 90s, they added an organic flavor to R&B music. Their vibes were

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Celebrating Black Music Month: The 25th Anniversary of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: SoulTrain.com contributor Montrose Cunningham invites you to join him on a trip down memory lane in this two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince’s seminal

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Celebrating Black Music Month: The 25th Anniversary of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: SoulTrain.com contributor Montrose Cunningham invites you to join him on a trip down memory lane in this two-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince’s seminal

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Celebrating Black Music Month: Artists You Oughta Know

Black Music Month is the perfect time to open up our ears to new sounds, whether the latest offerings from our favorite musical acts or introductions to some

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Soul Train Celebrates Black Music Month

Let’s set the record straight once and for all: every month is “Black music month”.  African Americans’ contributions to arts and culture on a global scale are undeniable,



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