Patti Labelle and the Word “Diva”

In a recent interview with, R&B legend, Patti Labelle said the word “diva” is being used too freely in the music industry. When I first read the article online, I was shocked because I didn’t expect Patti to make […]

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Phyllis Hyman

The Spirit of Drug Addiction in R&B Music

R&B singers have the ability to change peoples’ lives through their music because their voice speaks for itself. Once a listener hears a song from

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The Lane: Why is Chaka Khan in this Whitney Houston Video?

Be careful what you say when speaking around someone older than you, especially one of your parents. While they may be quick to share lessons


Yasmin – Thinking About You (Whitney Houston Cover)

  It's always a risk to cover the late Whitney Houston, but British singer/DJ Yasmin was up for the challenge with her cover of Houston’s

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Who is Black Music’s Madonna?

While Madonna is the Queen of Pop in the pop/rock spectrum of music, who can lay claim to the title from on the pop/R&B side?

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Remembering Whitney Houston: One Year Later

Icon. Singer. Daughter. Mother. Entertainer. Whitney Houston, America's Sweetheart, can be described in a number of ways, but one thing is for


Michael Houston Breaks Silence, Blames Self & Industry For Whitney’s Death (Video)

Michael Houston, Whitney Houston's brother, delivered some shocking claims during an appearance on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Monday night. Having a very close relationship with his sister, Michael


Sparkle’s Significance: Key Beginnings and Endings

Sparkle (2012) is a musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by several prominent figures, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and Whitney Houston, who also stars in the

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The New Bobby & Whitney

Throughout the 90s and early part of the new millennium, pop culture was mesmerized by the soap opera that was Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's marriage.

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo

‘Whitney: Tribute to an Icon’ Captures Superstar like Never Before  When it comes to paying homage to the life of a legend like Whitney Houston, one certainly faces a

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