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Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Beyonce is breaking all kind of records, she has moved past Dolly Parton to become the most nominated woman in Grammy history. Before Friday morning, Bey and Dolly were tied at 46 Grammy nods apiece, but due to Beyonce’s super self  titled album getting nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Queen B now reigns as […]

This past year, these actors, musicians, and other notables departed from this earth. NewsOne remembers those we lost in 2012 here. Jimmy Castor: Pop and…

Alicia Keys in collaboration with blues icon Bonnie Raitt, has been tapped to perform an Etta James tribute at the 2012 Grammy Awards. James,73, passed away last month after a long battle with cancer. The Grammy Awards take place on February 12! Etta James Dead At 73 Alicia Keys Relaxes In Paradise!

Etta James, a musical marvel whose stunning range and sheer power humbled singers across genres, was serenaded at her funeral Saturday by Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera and sent off with a soaring salute by the Rev. Al Sharpton. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/moving_america_news/36662

Christina Aguilera’s voice is amazing. It is no wonder she was chosen to perform Etta James’ most famous song “At Last,” at the fallen singer’s funeral in California yesterday! While most were in awe from the soulful performance, many others noticed a trail of what appeared to be blood flowing down Christina’s leg. It is […]

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According to the AP,  a public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday….Hey Houston don’t forget that you can leave your condolences for Etta James as well with us on myhoustonmajic.com http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/blak_music_month/36534

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy Award winner Etta James, also known as Miss Peaches, was said to be one of the first and strongest crossover artists to link R&B to rock and roll – and make it a success. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/36454

Etta James, one of my all-time favorite singers and my favorite take-no-prisoners, bad-ass, no-housecoat-having, blues girl gone wild passed away Friday after a long battle with leukemia. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/blak_music_month/36460

James’s oldest son, Donto, shared with People, “It’s been quite a day but I’m very grateful. She basically passed in my arms, and I was able to share everything I needed to say to her, from praying to listing her accomplishments as a mother.” He continued, “I told her that I loved her. I said, […]

Having stayed in hiding since the birth of her baby daughter Blue, Beyonce took to her website to give a statement on the passing of Etta James, the legendary singer she played in the film “Cadillac Records.” She wrote: “This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. […]

Etta James died today. By most young people’s understanding,Etta James is the character that Beyonce Knowles played. It is a sad testimony to the fact that today’s youth will never quite “get”, understand or be able to create what Etta James created on Chess Records. Read: Beyonce Should Know Better Than To Approve Too White […]