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Doja Cat, Drake, Ari Lennox Lead BET Awards Nominations

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer Doja Cat is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best female hip-hop artist, album of the year for...

Afrofuturism showcased at Carnegie Hall in 2-month festival

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press Afrofuturism is getting a spotlight at Carnegie Hall as the bastion of New York City music and culture takes another...
A photo of Rihanna receiving an honor from Barbados.

Rihanna’s Officially ‘Right Excellent,’ Named Barbados Hero

Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, November 30, but hesitated before she...

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...

‘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...