The 80’s: Teena Marie’s Robbery

The late Teena Marie released her album Robbery in the fall of 1983.  This was the album after It Must Be Magic, which contained her hit single “Square Biz,” and right before the album Starchild that made her a household […]

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Soul Icons on the Big Screen

Producing and filming a biopic can be a very taxing endeavor.  Not only do you have all the same worries of any other film, but

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Q&A: WWE’s Titus O’Neil – My Giant

The creative minds behind World Wrestling Entertainment are experts in generating larger-than-life buzz amongst media and fans. With their pay per view spectacle WrestleMania XXX

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Foxy Brown’

A year after the huge success of Coffy, filmmaker Jack Hill wondered what would be a good follow-up vehicle for the star of that movie,

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Classic Soul Album: Sly & and the Family Stone’s ‘Stand!’

One of the most important albums of all time of any genre is, without a doubt, Stand! by the legendary funk ensemble Sly & the


The 80s: ‘Alexander O’Neal’

It’s been almost thirty years since Natchez, Mississippi native Alexander O’Neal released his eponymous debut album.  Released in 1985 on Tabu Records and produced by


Aretha Franklin: ‘Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)’

Aretha Franklin’s 1973 album Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) captures not one but two musical giants at a very precise time

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A Tribute to MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a man whose name is the most famous in American history. Many generations following his many marches, sit-ins, boycotts


Profile: WWE’s John Cena–Heavy Weight

On March 31, 1985, Hulk Hogan teamed with Mr. T to battle “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff at Madison Square Garden, electrifying

King for a Day_by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Christiane Krömer_Courtesy of LEE & LOW BOOKS

On the “A” w/Souleo

[caption id="attachment_25070" align="aligncenter" width="238"] King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Christiane Krömer. Courtesy of Lee & Low Books.[/caption] More Than Enough White

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