Motown Records founder Berry Gordy to receive Kennedy Center honor

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Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be one of five honorees honored for his lifetime artistic achievements at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 5, 2021. Gordy created the blueprint for Black artists and executives to become financially successful and built a musical empire that still resonates to this day. […]

Diana Ross announces 1st album in 15 years, debuts title track

Diana Ross has announced her first album in 15 years. As a thank you to her loyal following, the former Supremes star is set to release the 13-track LP Thank You via the iconic Decca label this fall. The “Endless Love” singer has also shared the album’s title track to give fans a taste of […]

Andra Day admits history-making Oscar nomination ‘a little overwhelming’

Andra Day admits being nominated for an Oscar is “a little overwhelming.” The 36-year-old singer and actress is up for the Best Actress gong at the Academy Awards this year for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” and has said she can’t quite believe she’s been nominated for the honor alongside the […]

Tyler Perry has a new film coming to Netflix

Tyler Perry has teamed up with Netflix once again for the upcoming release of his new film A Jazzman’s Blues. The film will be a follow-up to his 2020 Netflix debut A Fall From Grace, which was seen by over 39 million households during its first month of release. A Jazzman’s Blues is set from […]

Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes, has died at 76

Mary Wilson, one of the founders of Motown’s most successful music group, The Supremes, has passed away in suburban Las Vegas. She was 76. There is no word yet as to what caused Wilson’s death at her home in Henderson, Nevada. Wilson “passed away suddenly this evening,” is the only confirmation Variety magazine received from […]

Diana Ross felt humiliated by TSA search at the airport

American musical royalty and Motown legend Diana Ross said she felt “violated” when she went through TSA security check at the New Orleans airport this past weekend. The Grammy-winning “Upside Down” singer was one of the headliners at the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans over the weekend. Because she felt traumatized while […]

In the name of love, Diana Ross defends her late friend Michael Jackson

Diana Ross has spoken out to defend her late friend Michael Jackson following allegations of child sexual abuse. The 74-year-old singer used her Twitter account to speak up for Jackson after the documentary Leaving Neverland suggested he abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck when they were children. Referencing her own Supremes hit single, she posted: “This is what’s […]

The 2019 Grammy Awards: Drake, Childish Gambino win big

The 61st annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The biggest night in music was hosted by award-winning singer Alicia Keys. It was an eventful evening full of fabulous looks, heartwarming moments and the celebration of music. It proved to be a big night for many artists, including veterans and […]

#CelebBFFGoals: TV producer Patrick Riley pens new book praising Black women

For the past three decades, Patrick L. Riley has worked in television. Among his plethora of achievements, he’s worked as a producer for two talk show icons: Oprah Winfrey and Wendy Williams. Riley has been behind the scenes wowing us for years. You remember how moved we were by Oprah’s Legends Ball? Well, he wielded his […]

Tracee Ellis Ross proves her mom Diana is the coolest ever

Tracee Ellis Ross just may have the coolest mom ever. In an interview with Lynn Hirschberg for W Magazine’s annual New Royals issue, the Golden Globes-winning star of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” reflected on the her unique style, revealing that her passion for fashion stems back to her childhood. “She [Diana] would leave the house […]

Watch: White House Medal of Freedom mannequin challenge

Look what @RitaWilson #Ellen and I got everyone to do! I’m in the pink dress laughing with Rita! It’s the #MannequinChallenge, Presidential Medal of Freedom Edition at the @WhiteHouse!! Starring #RobertDeNiro, @RitaWilson, @TheEllenShow, @KareemAbdulJabbar_33, @TomHanks, #BillGates, #MichaelJordan, @FrankGehry, my mama #DianaRoss, and more! A video posted by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on Nov 22, 2016 at […]

Michael Jordan, Cicely Tyson honored by President Obama

President Barack Obama held the final Medal of Freedom ceremony of his administration. Rolling out was on hand at the White House as individuals such as Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen and others the Medal of Freedom. “Today, we celebrate extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits, […]

Diana Ross headlines as Chicago Urban League raises record-breaking $2.65M

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2016 – On Saturday, Nov. 19, nearly 1,700 supporters of the Chicago Urban League gathered at the Chicago Urban League’s Golden Fellowship Dinner – Centennial Edition to commemorate the organization’s 100 years of service to the community. Hosted by comedian Damon Williams, the $600 per person lavish sold-out event raised a record-setting […]

‘Essence’ honors Black women in Hollywood 2016 red carpet

[jwplatform uSaA7jJB] Essence Magazine’s annual event honoring black women in Hollywood has become a staple affair during Oscar week. Rolling out was on the red carpet to speak with some of the attendees who spoke about the importance of having an event where Black women can lift each other up in true Black girl magic fashion.

Azealia Banks blasts celebs with alleged bleached skin, find out who

Few artists throw more shade in the celebrity world than Azealia Banks and she was up to her usual shady antics again this week when she blasted a group of celebs, including Lil’ Kim, K. Michelle and Diana Ross, for allegedly bleaching their skin. According to HotNewHipHop.com, the drama began on Tuesday when Banks posted […]

Historic 'Motown 25' special to rebroadcast for the 1st time on PBS

Many people know of Michael Jackson’s legendary moonwalk dance, but not many people know he debuted it during Motown’s historic TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday · Today · Forever”, which originally aired on May 16, 1983. Fans new and old will get to relive the magic moment and groundbreaking night as Public Broadcasting Service has just […]

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch dead at 72

Legendary gospel artist Andraé Crouch, who for over 50 years helped close the divide between gospel and mainstream music, died Jan. 8 at the age of 72. Crouch had been taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend after suffering a heart attack. A native of San Francisco, Crouch penned his […]

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson finally make it official

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson have had a whirlwind romance ever since they began dating last July. The inseparable pair went from Hollywood’s favorite ‘it-couple’ to serious sweethearts back in January when Ross proposed to Simpson, and now it appears that the head over heels couple have finally taken their relationship to the next level and tied […]