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Stevie Wonder releases 2 new songs, gives health update

  NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder released two new songs Tuesday reflecting the current times that he hopes inspires…

Kirk Franklin makes splash at Stellar Gospel Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirk Franklin made a splash at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The singer took home six…

Jay-Z, Pharrell to release new song about Black ambition

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to release a new song about Black ambition titled…

All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking…

Silkroad’s new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of…

Artist Feature: Wé McDonald’s Voice Brings Comfort And Healing To The World

In the most fascinating way possible, 21-year old artist Wé McDonald is an enigma. In conversation with her, you’re met…

‘Black Mozart’ Biopic Is In Development From Searchlight Pictures

The life story of French-Caribbean composer Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges is coming to the big screen. The idea is…

Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal…

Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the Black experience

  NEW YORK (AP) — After watching the ghastly video of George Floyd dying as a police officer pressed a…

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano…
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