Black Music Month

Black Music Month

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Entertainment

Known as the ""the father of modern gospel music," Andraé Crouch helped usher praise and worship to the mainstream.

New Music

Little Richard was the Georgia peach that introduced Rock-n-Roll to the world. His stage name might start with little, but nothing there was little about his sound and the impact he had on the culture.

National

June month presents a special time to appreciate Black music. President Jimmy Carter declared Black Music Month in 1979. While the sixth month of the year usually sheds a light on the artist, we went a little deeper and looked at the melanin queens that made history though musical visuals. We’re kicking it off with […]

“Amazing Grace” Women In Music: Karen Briggs Violinist Portsmouth, Virginia Sign Up For Our Newsletter! For over four decades Karen Briggs has wowed audiences from around the world. The American violinist began playing professionally as a teenager later embarking on her first major tour with the British group, Soul ll Soul. She would go on […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month (extended bonus) we are highlighting the actor/film director Thomas Carter. Birth Date: July 17, 1953 Hometown: Smithville, TX Fun Facts: Thomas Carter directed hit movies like Metro (Eddie Murphy), Save The Last Dance, and Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), to name a few Thomas Carter attended Texas State University and […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month, we are highlighting film producer Will Packer. Birth Date: April 11, 1974 Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida Fun Facts: Will Packer’s first film debut was in 1994; he’s since produced movies such as “This Christmas,” “Lockdown,” “Think Like A Man,” “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along,” and more Will Packer is married to […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month, we are highlighting the director Spike Lee. Birth Date: March 20, 1957 Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Fun Facts: Spike Lee directed popular films like She’s Gotta Have It, Malcolm X, BlacKkKlansman, and Do the Right Thing Spike Lee attended Morehouse College (earning a Bachelor’s degree) and New York University (earning […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the movie director–Antoine Fuqua. Birth Date: January 19, 1966 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fun Facts:  Antoine Fuqua directed the movies Training Day, The Equalizer, Brooklyn’s Finest, The Magnificent Seven, and more Antoine Fuqua is married to actress Lela Rochon (Harlem Nights, Boomerang) and has 3 kids Antoine Fuqua […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the iconic singer–Aretha Franklin. Birth Date: March 25, 1942 Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee Fun Facts:  Aretha Franklin started off singing Gospel music in the church Aretha Franklin was good friends with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the singer/actor–Erykah Badu. Birth Date: February 26, 1971 Hometown: Dallas, Texas Fun Facts:  Erykah Badu’s real  name is Erica Abi Wright Erykah Badu briefly attending the HBCU Grambling State University Erykah Badu lives a vegan lifestyle Erykah Badu has a child with Andre 3000 (of OutKast), Roc Nation artist Jay […]

Black Music Month

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the iconic singer–Whitney Houston. Birth Date: August 9, 1963 Hometown: Newark, New Jersey Fun Facts:  Whitney Houston signed to Arista Records when she was just 19 Whitney Houston is one of the highest selling female artists of all time Whitney Houston was also an actor, and appeared […]