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General Motors African Ancestry Network hosted their 14th annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott. The evening’s theme was “Driven By Culture, Defined By Innovation,” and recognized African Americans’ love of culture and innovation. GMAAN highlighted the historical achievements of African Americans in science, technology and design, while…

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This writer was stationed at a military base hidden within the decrepit, depressing Southern California desert. And, let me tell you, only En Vogue could make a desolate and dismal desert look like an enticing vacation destination, as this triumvirate of bronze beauties did in the sizzling and seductive video to their single “Rocket,” the…

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Actress, model, singer and Chicago-area native Rhona Bennett began her career as a Mouseketeer in the early ’90s on Disney Channel’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” During her four years on the show, she shared the stage with future movie (Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling) and pop stars (Brittney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), but would…

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Nineties powerhouse group En Vogue is being sued over lack of record sales? The remaining ladies of the once booming female group; Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Maxine Jones, are being accused of cheating their record label out of more than $100 million; so says the company suing them for leaving it high and dry for another label.…

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Happy 47th birthday Chante Moore! Moore, an R&B singer of hits whose hits include “Old School Lovin,” “Alright” and “I’m What You Need,” grew up in a gospel-singing family and learned to sing in church. By high school, she decided she wanted to make a career out of singing. She dedicated her 1999 single “Chanté’s…

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Ashanti, Kelly Rowland, Janet Jackson and other R&B divas prove to us that it’s nothing wrong with focusing on your career and then settling down and becoming a mother. Check out them and other ladies that have put motherhood on hold. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson Above Ashanti, after her break up with Nelly, she is enjoying working…

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With the fallout from TLC’s “Crazy Sexy Cool” biopic still raging online and in the entertainment world, fans of 90s R&B have been feeling quite nostalgic lately. As T-Boz and Chilli continue to defend the film against allegations of slander from former manager Pebbles and former group member Crystal Jones, we decided to take a look back at some other acts from the Clinton years who could probably benefit from their stories being told.

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New Jack Swing, with its merger of high-energy hip-hop edge and soulful singing, was the definitive sound of a younger generation. Beyond songwriters like Riley and Jam & Lewis, there were also major contributors to the genre; such as L.A. and Babyface, as well as the underrated Full Force.

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It looks like Diddy won’t be the only one who’s not involved in the Danity Kane reunion. After a five year hiatus, four members of Danity Kane, Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres and Shannon Bex, were recently spotted together and are allegedly reuniting to work on new music. However, standout member D. Woods was…

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In the world of music, girls groups rise and fall all of the time and most of the time no one bats an eye. But when Diddy disbanded his beloved reality-based girl group, Danity Kane, in 2008, it seemed that music fans across the world were severely hurt by the breakup. But now, after five…

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With mainstream images of misogyny, materialism and violence hip-hop isn’t synonymous with love songs that can ease heartache, create a romantic atmosphere or celebrate the beauty of love. Yet, there are many songs within hip-hop that can accomplish all of the aforementioned goals, albeit with a dose of profanity. Rolling out reached out to celebrity…

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