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There were several meetings. Eight white men and two white women. Was this a meeting of the Mormon Glee Club? The New White Citizens Council? Perhaps a Klan meeting? No. That meeting was the creative...

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Here is an excerpt from an interview with Alex Haley over 20 years ago.  In the interview, he talks about how he was able to pull together one of the greatest television events of all-time:...

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Of all the stories in Hollywood, there’s not another one like Will Smith’s. At age 39 he has already had three successful careers: Grammy-award-winning rapper, sitcom sensation, and finally one of the biggest movie stars...

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What do you know about the Godfather of Soul?  Probalby not very much.  Here’s some excerpts from this documentary about the life of James Brown.  This is the real deal, not the Hollywood version.  Brown...

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Aretha Franklin is known as the Queen of Soul.  Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942.  After her mother died from a heart attack, Franklin and her four siblings moved with their...

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Bobby Womack was born dirt poor in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1944.  He formed a gospel group with his siblings at a young age.  At just 16, he was asked to move to California...

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(June 27, 2014) We are extremely sad to report that legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the...

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Jackie Wilson was one of the first big names in Rock N Roll, but tragic circumstances have led to him being largely forgotten.  Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 9, 1934.  He began...

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How black music built Elvis Presley

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his...

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Duke Ellington is considered to be the most prolific composer of the 20th century both for the number of compositions he wrote and the myriad of forms he used.  He was born Edward Kennedy “Duke”...

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