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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Black Women Who Rock

It’s no secret to anyone who knows anything about the history of popular American music that rock n roll is a direct descendant of the black musical tradition, rooted in gospel, the blues, and R&B. Even the most casual cultural […]

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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


Is Black Music Still For Black People?

Recently, singer/songwriter The Dream set the internet on fire after stating that “black artists can't do soul records”. Citing pressure by the labels to deliver club and pop

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Black Music’s Best Dance Videos

The latest dance moves often made their television debut during the Soul Train Line, but that doesn't discredit the fancy footwork featured in some of black music’s most


What Are The Official Songs of Black America?

Questlove tweeted the other day that “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze (or Maze featuring Frankie Beverly or however we are oddly separating the

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