Category entertainment

Thomas Bethune Wiggins: Enslaved, Blind, Musical Genius

Thomas Greene Bethune Wiggins was a musical genius who was enslaved, and possibly autistic. Click the link to learn more.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: 1st Rap Artists To Win A Grammy Award

Taking the music industry by storm with their blockbuster hit, “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince won Rap’s first Grammy in 1989. But it didn’t come without controversy. Click the link to learn more.

Holla Back? Time To Drop Da Mic?

Holla Back Black Mail Readers! Do you agree with this quote: “For the last 20 years, the music industry has consistently rewarded black men for promoting music that celebrates our extinction. – Boyce Watkins

Al Jarreau Dead At 76

The legendary, iconic voice of Al Jarreau is now silent. The singer has passed away at age 76. Click the link to learn more.

A Legend Honors A Legend: Stevie Wonder Reflects On Prince

Stevie Wonder shares in CNN interview how Prince influenced him. A legend honors a legend.

Prince Dead At 57

Recording artist and musician Prince dead at age 57.

Did You Know R & B Singer Chaka Khan Was A Former Member Of The Black Panther Party?

Many people are unaware that legendary R & B singer Chaka Khan, known for hits like, “Tell Me Something Good”, and “I’m Every Woman” was also a member of the Black Panther Party. Click the link to learn more.

The African American Negro Academy

Founded in 1897, the African American Negro Academy (ANA) was a society of black intellectuals committed to African American education, arts, and science as part of the ongoing struggle for equality and empowerment. Click the link to learn more.

Rev. Daniel J. Jenkins: Founder of Jenkins Orphanage & Jenkins Orphanage Band

Jenkins Orphanage was started by a former slave, Rev. Daniel J. Jenkins in 1891 when Jenkins found for 4 black boys living in an abandoned railroad car. He brought them home to live with his family and began to take in other children as well. After 125+ years, the organization is still serving children today. Click the link to learn more.

BREAKING: Denise ‘Vanity’ Matthews Has Died

Denise ‘ Vanity’ Matthews has died at age 57. Click the link to learn more.

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