Black Music Month originated in 1979. President 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.
Gladys Knight, ‘The First Lady of Soul,’ is celebrating her 71st birthday today! Along with my oldest daughter Mia, but there not the only one, see ten more celebrities celebrating birthdays this week click below. By, Blackamericaweb.com Click for more: Happy Birthday Gladys Knight! + 10 More Celebs Celebrating Birthdays This Week | Black America […]
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose best known for the hit ‘What Becomes of The Brokenhearted,’ and ‘Hold on to My Love,’ died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Ruffin was the the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at age 50. ‘Jimmy Ruffin was a […]
Pattie Labelle speaks with Oprah on ‘The Next Chapter’ about what really caused a rift between to two R&B Divas. Get The Latest Music and Entertainment News On Your Phone
Two of the most popular and significant singing groups in music history celebrate their 50th anniversaries in 2011. Both the Supremes and the Temptations signed their recording contracts with Motown in 1961, launching careers that changed not only the sound and style of pop but smashed racial and cultural barriers in America and around the world. READ MORE >> The […]
Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Hitsville Museum 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208 When: April 14, 1960 What: Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., “Hitsville” became one of the first black-owned record labels. With its iconic artists and songwriters like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, […]
A Detroit native, Florence Ballard paved the way for female entertainers but she has yet to be accurately portrayed. The biopic will reveal shocking details of Florence’s life from her moments of joy and success to her devastating betrayal and the actual cause of her premature death at the young age of 32. “Blondie” will […]