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Among blacks, there are mixed feelings about our image in popular media. The NewsOne team went to the heart of Harlem in New York City to find out what the average person on the street thinks about how blacks are portrayed in music, movies and on television. They offered comments on everything from The Real […]

If you caught VH1’s recent biopic of megagroup TLC, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” then you know about the scene when the trio stormed the office of Arista Records chief Clive Davis. Upset that they had only made $50,000 from CrazySexyCool, an album that had sold over 10 million copies, the women decided to take matters into […]

Like Woodstock,  Hip-Hop’s Rock the Bells is making American music history uniting legends of Hip-Hop’s golden era and unknown newbies in a multi-city tour that’s immortalizing the genre’s greats and cementing its continued success and impact on fans young and old. “The festival isn’t very shy about revealing its biases in terms of which era […]

The death of Amy Winehouse is most certainly a tragic loss to the music industry, and even greater loss to the elite group of blue-eyed singers. Though soul music is a genre that is applicable to Black music culture, it isn’t exclusive to singers of color. White soul singers have made a tremendous impact in […]

The Recording Academy announced two months ago that at least 30 categories will be either eliminated or modified at next year’s Grammy Awards. Some of those eliminations will be five R&B categories including Best R&B Female, Best R&B Male, Best Urban Alternative Performance, Best Contemporary R&B Album, and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or […]

ILLINOIS – Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno used lyrics from the Wu-Tang song “C.R.E.A.M.” from a letter supposedly from Wu Tang rapper, Raekwon. She used lyrics from C.R.E.A.M. to address the state’s budget crisis. “The most precious thing in the world is the financial security and wellbeing of your family…You want to send your little […]

WASHINGTON, DC — Six surviving members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, America’s first all-female integrated jazz band — were honored by the Smithsonian Institution in ceremonies and events this week. In this exclusive video for NewsOne, Radio One founder Cathy Hughes (who is the daughter of original Sweethearts band member Helen Jones Woods) discusses […]

WASHINGTON, DC — The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, America’s first all-female racially-integrated band, are being interviewed onstage today at the Smithsonian Institution from 11 a.m. to noon ET as part of the launch of the museum’s Jazz Appreciation Month. In this onstage conversation (and webcast), members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm discuss the history […]

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first all-female interracial band in America, faced down both Jim Crow and sexism in the 1930s and 1940s. Then, they faded into obscurity. This week the Smithsonian Institution celebrates the Sweethearts’ legacy as part of the launch of the museum’s Jazz Appreciation Month.

WASHINGTON D.C.-A massive brawl broke out at the DMV Music awards at a hotel outside of Washington D.C. RELATED: Top 9 music videos of the 1990’s The Washington Post reports: Authorities and witnesses said about 1,500 people were at the DMV music awards ceremony at the Crystal City Hyatt hotel when several fights erupted. Five […]

On the extended version of his 1988 single “I Wish U Heaven,” Prince sang “Take this beat / I don’t mind / Got plenty others / and they’re so fine!” Apparently a few hip-hop producers got the message and began mining Prince’s catalog for samples! Here are a few of our favorites! Kanye West “Big […]

Led Zeppelin is considered by many to be one of the greatest bands in the history of rock music, but their roots clearly lie in the tradition of the blues. Their blues influences got the best of them on a few occasions during their run in the late 60s and 70s. In 1972, the band […]