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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 […]


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and their headphone company Beats Electronics LLC owe a former partner $25.2 million in royalties. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury found Wednesday by a 9-3 margin that Beats breached a contract with Steven Lamar and his company Jibe […]


Rapper-turned-businessman-turned husband-turned father-turned the guy who Solange attempted to dropkick on that faithful evening inside of an elevator, Jay Z, has decided to expand his resume by launching his own venture capital fund. One of his partners will be Jay Brown, a longtime business associate and president of Roc Nation who has been instrumental in […]