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Texas Giants ‘Lil Keke & Paul Wall Do It For the Culture

What do you do when you’ve done it all? From sold-out shows, a Grammy nomination and even a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama, Texas legends Paul Wall and original Screwed Up Click (SUC) member, ‘Lil Keke, have truly ...

GBN Celebrates African American Music Appreciation Month 2020 (LISTEN)

Even as our nation is in the grips of a necessary battle against injustice and institutionalized racism, we will not temper the celebration of our culture and our contributions to it.

Eric Clapton and B.B. King 'Riding with the King' 20th Anniversary

Two guitar legends - Eric Clapton and B.B. King - first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues ...

Mary J. Blige Drops New Single “Can’t Be Life in Conjuntion with Film "Body Cam"

Mary J. Blige dropped a new single entitled “Can’t Be Life” today in conjunction with the new film, Body Cam that debuted this week on Digital platforms. The song will be available on Apple Music and Spotify and is featured ...

Budweiser Stage Brings Summer Concerts to Fans' Homes with "Budweiser Stage at Home"

Today, Live Nation Canada and Budweiser announced Budweiser Stage at Home, a weekly one-hour concert experience this summer for fans to enjoy in the comfort of their own home. The iconic waterfront music venue will be transported from downtown Toronto ...

Motown Records Launches the ABC Initiative

Today, Motown Records launched The ABC Initiative – a multi-faceted campaign focused on helping communities navigate the fundamentals of life in these unusual times.

MUSIC MONDAY: That’s What Friends Are For: Stevie Wonder Duets (LISTEN)

As Good Black News continues its month-long tribute to Stevie Wonder in his 70th year on planet Earth, Marlon West has compiled a new Spotify playlist celebrating the times Wonder has graciously and successfully shared the spotlight with other artistsAs ...

#ASCAPRealSounds With Billboard-charting Singer/Songwriter Kirby

Yesterday, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul presented the #ASCAPRealSounds event “Deconstructed” with Billboard-charting singer and songwriter Kirby. The session was a part of ASCAP Rhythm & Soul’s weekly live streaming series on @ASCAPUrban Instagram Live, which has featured previous guests including ...

R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major impacts on R&B and the music ...

ESSENCE.com

Longest-Running Black Media Platform Marks 50-Year Legacy of Evolution and Innovation in Black Culture with Special Collector’s Edition Issue; – - Iconic Supermodel Naomi Campbell Graces 50th Anniversary May/June Issue in First-Ever Self-Shot Cover; Talks to ESSENCE about Turning 50 ...

Star-Studded Music Video Released For "I Am America", The Theme Anthem To HBO's Acclaimed New Unscripted Series We're Here

To celebrate the debut of HBO's acclaimed new unscripted series We're Here, a star-studded music video has been released for Shea Diamond's brand new single "I Am America." Co-written with superstar songwriter & activist Justin Tranter and produced by Eren ...

Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams, Brian Courtney Wilson, Ruben Studdard, Coko of SWV, Syleena Johnson, Major. and more

TV Host & Pop Culture Commentator Jawn Murray has assembled an all-start list of R&B, Gospel & Jazz singers for an inspiring virtual collaboration remaking the classic 'Dionne Warwick & Friends' song, "That's What Friends Are For."

Houston Symphony At-Home Livestream Recital Series

This week, the Houston Symphony launches its new Living Room Series—hour-long livestream recitals by the world-class musicians of the Houston Symphony, Friday nights at 8 p.m.

Cross-Genre Talent Shea Diamond Highlight's Reasons To Unite In New Single 'I Am America'

Uncertainty often breeds tension and division, but singer-songwriter and trans woman Shea Diamond, reminds listeners of the undeniable truths with new single 'I Am America,' - available today on all platforms here. The tour de force's new Justin Tranter co-written ...

Riley Lanez Releases New Track "Foul Play"

"Rileyy’s haunting vocals are used as a vehicle of expression for her past and present, giving listeners something to relate to." – Respect Magazine

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