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Whitney Houston's Gift to the World

Whitney Houston’s Gift to the World

by Akiba Solomon on February 13 2012, 10:09AM

When the pop superstar hit the charts, black music was in a precarious place. Ms. Houston showed us how to marry real singing with pop melodies without losing every inch of soul.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

Whitney Houston’s Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

by Jamilah King on February 13 2012, 10:00AM

Houston famously told Diane Sawyer that she’s her own biggest devil. The same can probably be said for most of us, which is why we rely on entertainers to sing both our pain and our glory.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Thank You Don Cornelius, for Your Love, Peace and Blackness

Thank You Don Cornelius, for Your Love, Peace and Blackness

by Kai Wright on February 1 2012, 6:18PM

Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius is dead at age 75. Go out and celebrate the love of blackness he flaunted for the world.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

Public viewing for Etta James in Los Angeles

Public viewing for Etta James in Los Angeles

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 3:37PM

A public viewing for the late Etta James will be held at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary on Friday

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lena Horne, Legendary Singer and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 92 ‎

Lena Horne, Legendary Singer and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 92 ‎

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2010, 12:21PM

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, the first Black actress to sign a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio (MGM, in 1942) and the first Black actress to be popularly accepted in roles that were as glamorous as any offered to…

Topics: Arts & Culture

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