The show went off the air 25 years ago, but actor Antonio Fargas is still best known for his role as Huggy Bear on Starsky and Hutch. Since then, the veteran actor has accomplished many things – including being a bandleader. His band The New Jump Blues has been touring around the country. “55 […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Clark Terry, a Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter who played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on “The Tonight Show” and collaborated with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, has died. He was 94. Terry’s wife announced his death on his website late Saturday night. […]

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Jimmy Scott, a jazz singer famous for his falsetto voice, died in his sleep Thursday in his Las Vegas home, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was 88. Scott was often referred to as “Little” Jimmy Scott and rose to fame with the late 1940s hit “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” while he was singing with […]

If You Missed It, Little Known Black History Facts, Originals

E. Russell Smith was a gangster and entrepreneur that carried the club scene of Seattle, Washington during the 1920’s. Nicknamed “Noodles,” Smith was known to keep just enough cash on hand for a bowl of noodles after a long night of gambling. Around 1909, Noodles made his way to the Washington area with $17,000; money […]

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SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst. Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also […]

NEW YORK – New York’s famed Cotton Club may have closed over a half century ago, but its reputation as a showcase for black talent remains strong. The new Broadway musical “After Midnight” is an exuberant tribute to the Black dance and music performers who made the club legendary. Conceived by a partnership between City […]