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‘What’s Going On’ at 50 – Motown Classic Still Relevant Today as it was...

Motown wasn’t really known for its politically conscious music. Then came “What’s Going On.” By Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona Released on May 21, 1971, at...

Gil Scott-Heron Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Prophetic Genius Inspired a Generation of Rappers and Musicians with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Trice Edney Newswire Legendary poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron...

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the "Blaxploitation" wave of the...

Jamaican Reggae Legend “Lee Scratch” Perry Dies at 85

Associated Press Jamaican singer and record producer “Lee Scratch” Perry, considered one of reggae’s founding fathers, died on Sunday. He was 85. Perry, whose real name...

Nearly A Half-Century into Legendary Career, Lenny Williams Still Doing ‘Fine’

Percy Crawford | Zenger News Edited by David Matthew | Zenger News Lenny Williams launched his solo career in 1974 with “Pray for the Lion.” In...