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 […]

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 […]

The Supremes singer, Mary Wilson plans to teach?

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo   Presenting the exhibition, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection has proven to be more of a look forward than a look back for Mary Wilson. The Supremes are widely credited with helping to produce a more positive and empowering image of Black women during […]

Detroit rapper Mack Chene: Another ‘flower from the concrete’

Government name: Maurice Avery Stage name: Mack Chene (after 2 historic streets on Detroit’s eastside).What type of music do you perform? Hip-hop and rap. Sometimes something a little softer, but I would call it R&B though. I’ve been performing for 10 years now. What inspired you to get into music? I have to say my […]

50 Most Stylish Black Music Icons

50 Most Stylish in Black Music In honor of Black Music Month we’re going to take a look at 50 of the most stylish black music icons that have made a lasting impact in fashion and music.

Diana Ross Celebrates 68th Birthday

The beautiful Diana Ross turns 68! The Motown legend has been a prominent figure in the music industry for more than 50 years. Ross started her career with the Supremes in the ’60s. After leaving the group in the ’70s she went on to pursue a successful solo career with included ventures into film and […]

Blacks and the Economy: Detroit Mother of 6 Trades House for Minivan

“I lost a friend over this. She felt my decision made me look bad.” –LaWanda Flake Detroit homeowner LaWanda Flake posted an ad on Craigslist offering to trade her four-bedroom, three-bath house in one of the city’s nicer neighborhoods — she was looking for transportation. Flake, 36, a disabled mother of six who said her […]