Usher and Edgar Ramirez star in the new film, Hands of Stone, and speak with rolling out about their boxing film project. Usher also touches on discovering Justin Bieber at a young age, similar to the character in the film who also was discovered as a young boxing star at the tender age of 11.
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For the second year, PXP Fest presented by Jack Daniels has invaded Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, August 13 with some of the hottest international acts performing the best of multi-cultural music from reggaeton to afrobeat. The ultimate passport experience was created by global DJ, promoter and entrepreneur DJ Fully Focus, who joined forces… Read more »
R & B music often seems as if it is going through an identity crisis. Some have suggested that the music genre has died because of a lack of record sales and overt sexual themes that are prevalent in today’s R&B music. However, R&B music never died, it’s just currently reinventing itself in other… Read more »
Detroit was in full bloom at the 2016 Ford Freedom Awards18th annual fundraiser benefiting the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This year’s theme was celebrating Men of Courage, and stars such as Usher, Jerome Bettis, Doug E. Fresh, Shaka Senghor, Andre Drummond, and several Detroit Lions players were in attendance at this star-studded event…. Read more »
Ford Motor Company is honoring Men of Courage at this year’s Annual Ford Freedom Award on Tuesday, May 17, 6-9 p.m. at Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit (DSO Orchestra Hall). The theme for this year’s celebration is “Advancing the Narrative of African American Men,” and will celebrate the positive contributions… Read more »
Grammy winner and philanthropist Usher hosted a press conference this past Tuesday. The event was powered by Tidal and took place on Georgia State University in Georgia. Students were welcomed into the event free of charge to hear Usher speak about social injustice, police brutality, and his newest single, “Chains.” In wake of ongoing acts of police brutality and social injustice, Usher has made it a… Read more »
On Sunday evening, Fred Hammond heated up the stage up and brought church and advice to the crowd in Miami at Jazz in the Gardens. He sang many of his legendary songs like “Jesus Be a Fence Around Me”, “This is the Day”, “No Weapons” and “We’re Blessed.” Hammond had the crowd out of their… Read more »
Miami Gardens, Florida, Mayor Oliver Gilbert talks about the 2016 Jazz in the Garden. This is the 11th year of the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival; how do you keep this event growing, safe and entertaining for attendees? We just keep entertainment holistic. We want them to come and enjoy the ambiance, each other and… Read more »
The City of Miami Gardens is excited to present to you and welcome you to the official website of the ELEVENTH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE GARDENS music festival. After ten years of unforgettable concert experiences and entertainment, Jazz in the Gardens has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and anticipated music festival events in… Read more »
In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds himself bleeding… Read more »
To kick off Black History Month, Usher, Killer Mike, and other entertainers visited the 90-year-old Georgia institution, Citizens Trust Bank, to support Black banks and financial literacy. Killer Mike urged people to “think local” and “think Black.”
Jermaine Dupri and Killer Mike kicked off Black History Month by joining Usher and the Influencer Coalition family at Atlanta’s only Black-owned financial institution, Citizens Trust Bank.
Rappers Killer Mike, Usher and Polo the Don have started off Black History Month on a positive economic footing. They are inviting their fans to join them at Black-owned Citizens Trust Bank to open an account today in Atlanta at noon. Killer Mike posted to Instagram: “Me, Usher, Polo the Don & The influencer… Read more »
If by chance you’re sick of the Adele-mania, it appears that you are in the vast minority. Not only is the British pop star riding high atop the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth consecutive week with her blockbuster album, 25, but the “Hello” singer also managed to see a 13% increase in sales from just a week ago. The… Read more »
“You know what’s funny? We put this picture up and we were actually just in Cuba on a cultural exchange and people were like,’ Hey, they got married.’ You know the ring is on the other finger, you guys,”
Jay Z certainly made it cool for young Black people to have an interest in art, but he’s certainly not the only celeb with an appreciation for fine art. This week, R&B superstar Usher flexed his artistic muscle and scooped up a famous Romare Bearden piece from art dealer Jerry Thomas’ Atlanta exhibition. Jerry Thomas Jr.,… Read more »
Usher Raymond joined longtime activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte and former CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien Friday evening at Manhattan’s Kaufmann Concert Hall for a dialogue on political activism, entitled “Usher Raymond: Breaking the Chains of Social Injustice.” The singer’s new song, “Chains,” which is dedicated to unarmed Black Americans gunned down without receiving justice, sparked the… Read more »
Usher, Harry Belafonte, and Soledad O’Brien lead a discussion on today’s activism, entitled “Usher Raymond: Breaking the Chains of Social Injustice.” The evening, which took place at 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, acknowledged Usher’s new song and video dedicated to injustice, “Chains,” featuring Nas and Bibi Bourelly.
On Monday night, Oct. 19, 2015, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research hosted the 2015 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The annual event hosted by Denise Rich and her daughters Ilona Rich Schachter and Daniella Rich Kilstock honored Heidi Klum, NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian and Amy France, Mary Kitchen… Read more »
Usher recently collaborated with Nas and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna’s “B—h Betta Have My Money”) on a new song addressing the rash of police brutality against people of color. The song, “Chains,” is paired with a compelling interactive video that utilizes facial recognition technology. Viewers must watch the screen continuously, and not look away as the… Read more »