To close out Black Business Month, we look back on 7 pioneers who helped shape Black entrepreneurship into the juggernaut it's become today.

Honorees for the 2022 Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame are looking just as elite as the class of 2021, with this year including legends like Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, late entertainers Cicely Tyson and Ray Charles, plus a handful of others.


DETROIT (AP) — Get ready, because the Motown Museum is back in business. The Detroit building where Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday. It had been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. And visitors flocked to Hitsville, U.S.A. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Without Motown Records, the entire landscape of modern Black music would be radically shifted. The label’s founder,  Berry Gordy, Jr., will be turning 90 this Thanksgiving as the label celebrates its 60th year. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  Gordy was born in 1929 and raised in Detroit, Mich. Dropping out of high school, Gordy, who […]


DETROIT (AP) — The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement. The Detroit Free Press reports Berry Gordy said he had “come full circle” at a 60th anniversary event for Motown Records on Sunday. The 89-year-old Detroit native built Motown Records […]


Motown founder Berry Gordy announced Wednesday that he will donate $4 million to the Motown Museum’s expansion project, and the move comes ahead of the label’s 60th anniversary later this month. “I’m excited about the future of Motown Museum and happy to support it,” Gordy said in a press release, according to the Associated Press. “Not only will the expanded museum […]


Detroit, Michigan – Some of the biggest names in music have been nominated for the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The ten (10) artists with the most votes will be selected to join the Class of 2019. Winners will be announced  March 1. The ceremony will be televised, which will take place on June 23rd, Black Music Month  […]

Entertainment News

Smokey Robinson is still not through lettin’ folks know he’s not happy with the Jennifer Lopez haters who don’t believe she should’ve been part of the Motown tribute/salute at the Grammys on Sunday. The bottom line is that Smokey believes people who think there’s something wrong with a Hispanic woman showcasing Motown completely misses the point. He reminds […]

The singer Rockwell, best known for his 80s hit song, “Somebody’s Watching Me,” was arrested after allegedly beating a woman down with a chair at a Hollywood hotel. She has now filed a lawsuit over the injury. Rockwell, whose real name is Kennedy Gordy, was arrested November 29, 2018 in Hollywood after the incident went down […]


DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second floor of the building […]

"American Soul," which stars Kelly Rowland and Kelly Price, debuts February 2019.