David Sancious: The Man 'Behind' Bruce, Sting and Peter Gabriel

What do music legends Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Santana and Peter Gabriel have in common? David Sancious. The keyboardist,...

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez is ‘Conscious’ in Cuba

Al-Jazeera is reporting that the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has evolved in a "favorable" way in recent days, although...

Irving Burgie Remembered for Selling 100M+ Records

Irving Burgie, Songwriter who helped bring Calypso to America has died. Burgie wrote the calypso song “Day-O” (“The Banana Boat Song”) which...

Obama: Closer-in-Chief at DNC

OPINION by Jasper Alexander During the Democratic National Convention, Democrats spent the majority of the week making their case to the American electorate, more...

Blue-Eyed Soul: Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ Highest-Grossing Tour of 2012

by Christopher A. Daniel It’s Oct. 6, 1982. An unknown singer, Madonna, releases her uptempo debut single, "Everybody."  The track is funky...

Bill Duke's 'Dark Girls' Documentary on OWN Tonight

Seminal actor/director Bill Duke's documentary Dark Girls will premiere on OWN, Oprah Winfrey's Network tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Dark Girls...

Sonia Manzano: Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’ Leaving Show

A collective sigh has been let out as news that Sonia Manzano, who has played the beloved character of 'Maria' on...

Nigeria: Boko Haram Targets Capital

Reuters Africa is reporting that militant Islamists are targeting Nigeria's capital of Abuja and plan to load bombs on petrol lorries...

Akosua Report: Joseph Hayne Rainey

“If the colored people of South Carolina had been accorded the same advantages—if they had had the same wealth and surroundings...

Christiane Taubira: France’s Justice Minister Subjected to Racist Slurs

Writing for The Root, Breanna Edwards writes that France's Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has been subjected to a slew of racist...

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