Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

Iconic performer James Brown who is not just credited with being the Godfather of Soul, but the foundation of Hip-Hop, will get his just due in a four-hour, two-part documentary.

With all the recent talk surrounding artists selling their music catalogs, we highlighted 10 who made off big by raking in millions.

Check out our selection of 15 great Christmas albums by Black musicians that will add some soul to your holiday season from Christmas Eve all the way until Boxing Day!

A legal battle for the estate of soul legend James Brown has surprisingly been ongoing for the past 15 years since his passing in 2006, but thankfully we can now report that a multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached and it's quite lucrative to say the least.


When famed Motown singer Tammi Terrell was 17 years old, she reportedly had an abusive relationship music icon James Brown who was age 30 at the time.

We reminisce on 15 amazing biopics that told the stories of prominent figures in Black culture, and also 5 that were practically panned just in case future directors need an example of what not to do.

From the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll herself Tina Turner to the new age revolutionary D'Angelo And The Vanguard, take a look at five Black musicians that made impactful changes in rock music over the past five decades as we continue to celebrate Black Music Month.


Was the Godfather of Soul murdered? A new CNN investigative series is set to explore just that; as over a dozen people close to late singer James Brown have said they want an autopsy or a criminal investigation of his death. Dr. Marvin Crawford, who signed Brown’s death certificate at an Atlanta hospital in 2006, is reportedly among the […]

On this Tom Joyner Morning Show throwback we look at the 2002 Sky Show with the amazing James Brown. Becoming one of Tom’s favorite Sky Shows of all time, Brown shuts the place down with his amazing sense of funk and great music. Tom remembers how hard Brown would go during his performances. So hard he’d have […]