Chaka Khan is miffed about what Kanye West did to her song

Chaka Khan and Ye West are still not on the same page. Khan joined Fox 5 on Aug. 1 to promote her new single “Woman Like Me.” During the interview, she was asked if she’s heard from West after expressing how she felt about him speeding up the sample of her song “Through the Fire.” […]

Mary J. Blige enlists Pepsi to celebrate the power and beauty of women

Mary J. Blige partnered with Pepsi for a female empowered mothers day weekend unlike any other. The Strength of a Woman festival consisted of social networking, educational workshops, information panels and numerous celebrity sightings. The event culminated in an all-star concert that included tear-jerking moments from today’s biggest stars with their mothers. If the five-hour […]

Swizz Beatz reveals issues with past few Verzuz competitors

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz voiced his frustration on Instagram about a few issues going on with Verzuz behind the scenes and let people know he’s irritated by the last few shows. A few issues that particularly irked him were that the shows were starting late and the prices that some of the artists wanted to be paid […]

Hallmark Mahogany sponsors an iconic ‘A Night for the Queens’ Verzuz event

Legendary vocal powerhouses Stephanie Mills and Chaka Khan faced off in ‘A Night for the Queens’ Verzuz event on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The event was held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and was powered by Hallmark Mahogany, which is on the journey from being a greetings card brand to […]

Chaka Khan goes off about Ariana Grande, gives props to Anderson .Paak

Chaka Khan shocked many in the music industry with her blunt remarks about platinum-selling artist, Ariana Grande. During an interview with Vlad TV conducted by Lunelle, Khan did not hold back when asked about Grande. “F— her,” Khan said boldly. “She’s alright. She’s good on her own. She don’t need … plus, I don’t wanna sing […]

Malina Moye uses her music to promote racial and gender equality

Lefty guitarist Malina Moye has been described as explosive. The singer-songwriter and musician has rocked out with the best of them and on the biggest stages around the world and says music makes her feel limitless. Moye’s father gave her with a right-handed guitar at age 9 and being left-handed, she immediately flipped it upside […]

Iconic soul singer Betty Wright dead at 66

Singer Betty Wright, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s, has died from a mysterious and undisclosed illness. She was 66 years old. Wright is the latest in a rapid succession of losses as legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard and famed music exec Andre Harrell died within the past 48 hours. […]

Chaka Khan proves she has staying power with new tour and new album

Chaka Khan and Michael McDonald have teamed up for a co-headlining tour for the summer. The tour made a stop in Minnesota at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Before Khan hit the stage, she had a meet and greet with fans. Some fans brought in her old albums, dolls that they made for her and […]

Alice Walker, Chaka Khan honored at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise opened its annual Women of Power Summit with the Legacy Awards. Held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, the event honored several women who have achieved success in business, entertainment, literature and theology. Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise, opened the ceremony by welcoming the 1,500 attendees who were present […]

Chaka Khan reveals how Prince’s death changed her life

Chaka Khan says Prince’s death was a wake-up call. The Queen of Funk — whose biggest hit, “I Feel For You,” was written by the late singer — revealed that finding out he had died from an overdose in April 2016 made her realize she had to make changes in her own life. Speaking to The […]

J-Hud, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and more sang the roof off at Aretha’s funeral

The Aretha Franklin homegoing celebration was simply amazing. Dignitaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment and gospel music came together to send the “Queen of Soul” off this earthly plane on a high note. Those in attendance included former president Bill Clinton and former First Lady and U.S. Sen. Hilary Clinton, former U.S. Attorney General […]

A People’s Tribute to the Queen will memorialize Aretha Franklin in Detroit

More than 40 performance artists will salute the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin, during A People’s Tribute to the Queen at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 6-9 p.m. EST.  The musical tribute is produced by Entertainments Finest. Leading artists representing the R&B, gospel, jazz and blues genres […]

Chaka Khan performs a stellar show at Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater

Through five decades, Chaka Khan has graced the stage of just about every theater and concert hall worldwide. Chaka Khan, who is currently on tour, made a stop in Minnesota to perform at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater.   As I recalled earlier this year at Jazz in the Gardens in South Florida, many fans left during […]

Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks wins big at the Stellar Awards

Derek Blanks is probably the most recognizable photographer in the southeast. His name has become synonymous with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for his numerous appearances and there are few urban celebs who haven’t graced his lens. The former art student has been applying his artistic gift to models and celebs for over a decade […]

Ranking the female empowerment anthems

March signifies the beginning of Women’s History Month — a reflective time in our society where we pay homage to all of the women past, present and future who unapologetically kick butt. And while it would be sacrilegious to suggest that any of these women march to the beat of any drum other than their […]

Najee discusses ‘Poetry in Motion’ album and working with Prince

Najee is an international saxophonist and flutist with over three decades of experience in the music industry. Not only has this Grammy-nominated artist collaborated with the likes of Prince, Quincy Jones and Chaka Khan as an instrumentalist, he has released 17 musical projects of his own, including his latest, Poetry in Motion. Najee has become one […]

Will Downing explores gender roles on new album

Will Downing

For his latest album, R&B veteran Will Downing decided to flip the lyric. On Black Pearls, listeners will find the crooner covering a staple of songs made famous by Chaka Khan, Deniece Williams, Cherrelle, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman, among others. We spoke with Downing to get his thoughts on breaking gender stereotypes, the mental challenge […]

Toni Redd gives tribute to Chaka Khan on ‘Her Reddness’

Toni Redd released her album, Her Reddness featuring Kirk Whalum in October 2015. She is an internationally known performer. Her smooth style of singing infuses R&B, contemporary jazz and classical soul that gives her a unique sound. Do you most often actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is it a combination of the […]