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Dr. Angela Davis remains one of the historic figures of the Black Power and civil rights movements. Although Dr. Davis transitioned from a revolutionary figure to an academic, she has remained true to her politics and aims for social justice. Davis was born January 26th, 1944 in Birmingham, Ala. Raised in the deep South, Davis […]

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder discussed politics, talked pop culture and poked fun at his eyesight — sometimes all at once — between playing his hits at a tiny West Hollywood club in preparation for a series of shows. “So Donald!” Wonder yelled at one point during a set at the Peppermint Club […]

Tom Joyner may be the hardest working man in show business but he’d concede the crown to Frankie Beverly as the hardest working man in the music business. Bolstered by their showmanship and the classic Black party song “Before I Let Go,” Frankie Beverly and Maze have been working, touring and making music for four […]

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday. Ali […]

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Quincy Jones is not a fan of Michael Jackson’s “new stuff.” The producer who masterminded the King of Pop’s solo rise to superstardom, including such seminal albums as “Off the Wall” and “Thriller,” gave a blunt assessment of Jackson’s latest posthumous album release, “Xscape” during an interview Tuesday on Jian Ghomeshi’s “Q” talk show on […]

Aretha Franklin is back, in good health and ready to rock and roll. After recovering from an undisclosed illness, The Queen of Soul returns to performing at the Motor City Casino in Detroit on December 21st and at Radio City Music Hall on January 17 and 18th and she wants her fans to know she’s […]