The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It’s the first Black, Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered fraternity.

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In a candid new interview with People, music icon Lionel Richie admits that his kids “turned me into my parents.”

The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees list has been announced, and it includes a handful of entertainers in Black culture like Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest, Dionne Warwick and Fela Kuti.

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The Library of Congress recently announced that Lionel Richie will receive the national library’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be bestowed the prize at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C., on March 9.

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.

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Lionel Richie believes it’s time to revive the charity single “We Are the World” amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The song was originally recorded in 1985 by the supergroup USA for Africa. It was written by Richie and the late-great Michael Jackson produced by Quincy Jones for the album “We Are the World,” which sold 20 million copies worldwide. Richie, 70, opened up […]

There’s no need for Lionel Richie to introduce himself to Tom Joyner because they’ve been friends forever! They’ve literally been friends since they were in “preschool, elementary school, high school, college,” and they’re still going strong. Richie said that he couldn’t let Tom retire without his “official official.” Believe it or not Tom was a […]

Today is one of Tom’s oldest friends birthday! The Lionel Brockman Richie Jr was born today just a few years ago and Tom has known him since they were kids. Mr. Richie (Lionel’s dad) worked on planes with the Tuskegee airmen and Lionel and Tom went to school together. They’ve been friends ever since! Happy […]

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R&B hitmaker Lionel Richie, 69, has confessed that he was once determined to become a priest but changed his mind after a spirited encounter with a group of adoring young women. In an interview with this week’s issue of PEOPLE, the “American Idol” judge recounts his road to success and his Aha! moment with the Commodores — […]

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Lionel Richie‘s son, model Miles Brockman Richie, was detained and issued a caution in London after allegedly wildin’ out at Heathrow airport and claiming he had a bomb. He then slugged a security guard, TMZ reports. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police in London told the outlet that a 24-year-old man “accepted a caution” Saturday for “communicating false information causing […]

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The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar is all about music and family, with celebs Kanye West, Lionel Richie and Christina Aguilera among those recruited for photo spreads that include their children. Ye posed with his son Saint and daughter North for the magazine’s fifth annual ICONS edition, titled BAZAAR ICONS 2018: The First Families of Music. This special September edition also has the […]