Smokey Robinson hates being called African American instead of ‘Black’ (video)

Do not call Smokey Robinson an “African American.” The Motown legend eschews the term in favor of calling himself “Black” and “Black American.” The incomparable crooner, songwriter, producer and one-time president of Motown elaborated on “The View” talk show on why he recoils from “African American.” It was during Robinson’s discussion about his poem, “Black […]

R&B legend Smokey Robinson reveals how he nearly lost his voice to COVID-19

Motown R&B legend Smokey Robinson recently revealed it’s a miracle that he’ still alive after he battled a severe bout with COVID-19 back in December 2020. The “Quiet Storm” singer spoke with the DailyMail and told the outlet that COVID-19 left him in acute care in a Los Angeles hospital. He also thought he had […]

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. […]

Detroit vocalist Pete Moore of The Miracles dies at 78

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Warren “Pete” Moore has died at the age of 78. The late-singer was a member of The Miracles with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Robinson and Robert “Bobby” Rogers. He also co-wrote hits such as “The Tracks of My Tears”, “The Tears Of A Clown” and “Ooo Baby Baby” for the group. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. […]

Bobby Brown’s new group, Paul Campbell, making organic R&B

Veteran “Bad Boy of R&B,” Bobby Brown has delivered a string of chart-topping hit singles, as both a member of his supergroup New Edition, as well as on his own as a revered soloist. His latest contribution is Paul Campbell, comprised of singers Tim Campbell and Terrill Paul, an act that Brown recently unleashed through […]

Cutest couples, legends hit BET Awards red carpet

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BET honors Black excellence for 15th year in a row BET Awards 2015 brought out legendary entertainers and new artists who hit the red carpet to showcase their finest wears. The hottest stars in music, television, film and sports arrived at the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) in Los Angeles Sunday for the annual event […]

Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

World-renowned and beloved bluesman B.B. King has died at the age of 89. According to the his attorney, Brett Bryson, King died peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on Thursday, May 15 at about 9:40 p.m. PDT. King, a 15-time Grammy winner, suffered from diabetes and had been dealing with declining health recently. Last year […]

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 […]

‘Motown The Musical’ opens in Chicago

Last night, Chicago’s media and music lovers alike turned out in droves for the opening of the highly touted Broadway In Chicago production, Motown The Musical at the Oriental Theatre. The night began with a red carpet featuring Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, producers of the show Kevin McCollum and Doug Morris, […]

Ludacris, Janelle Monae and more at BET Honors in Washington DC

Janelle Monae performed last night with her band at BET Honors in Washington DC at the Warner Theater. Above, she poses with a fan who ‘had the pleasure of meeting this beauty!’ Discover who else we caught posting photos on Instagram in the gallery. –Joi Pearson Source: Instagram

BET Honors 2014 red carpet Instagram photos

  BET Honors 2014 was held at the Warner Theater in Washington DC last night, though it won’t air until February 24. Tamar Braxton looked amazing on the red carpet. Check out Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Frankin and more who looked red carpet ready. –Joi Pearson Source: Instagram

Usher, Nicki Minaj, Teyana Taylor, and More Celebrity Sightings

Usher Raymond was seen as he entered the Mirage Hotel and Casino to attend the iHeartRadio After Party in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Usher unaccompanied by his children, led many to believe this is Tameka’s weekend to watch the children. Smokey Robinson was seen leaving ABC Studios where he was promoting his new charity Smokealarm.org, a social media emergency […]