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The Astounding Ways Aretha’s Home Going Connected Our Past and Present

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Aretha Franklin By Brenda Alexander We have all heard, or watched, the multi-day memorial plus 8-hour funeral in celebration of our beloved Aretha Franklin. Her life and legacy goes far beyond music. As Rolling Stone put it, “Aretha’s voice sang across decades of change and turmoil for black America.” Her mission outside of music to fight for the advancement of…

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Grammy Winner Mýa Celebrates 20 years of Music, Drops New Single & Chats Exclusively With Us!

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Mya By Mwabi Kaira We were introduced to songbird Mýa in 1998 as a young 18-year-old when her platinum self-titled debut album hit the scene. She established herself as a triple threat with her beautiful voice, killer dance moves and acting chops. Over the years, we have seen Mýa on both the big and small screen in In Too Deep,…

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Pusha T’s Album Cover: When Artistry Goes Too Far And Why We Need to Let Deceased Celebs RIP

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Whitney Houston By Brenda Alexander  Everyone who knows me knows that my love for Nippy (Whitney Houston) runs deep. So imagine my disgust when I saw that Pusha T’s album cover was the photo of her alleged drug den of a bathroom, taken circa 2006. The photo in question was taken by her then sister-in-law during the height of her…

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One to Watch: How Choosing Herself is Paying Off For Singer Aisha Badru

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Aisha Badru By Sharee Silerio Singer and Yonkers, New York native Aisha Badru was three years into college when she realized that she’d had enough. The daughter of Nigerian educators was living a life that she didn’t choose and it was taking its toll. So after much contemplation, she did what would seem crazy to many and she quit. Continue…

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The Rebirth of Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert: From The Bottom Up

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Nicci Gilbert  By Mwabi Kaira Twenty four years ago, Detroit native Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert burst onto the music scene with her powerhouse vocals. She, Monica “Mimi” Doby, and Charmayne Maxena “Maxee” Maxwell were the founding members of Grammy-nominated Brownstone, the first group signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music record label. Brownstone had 2 successful albums that spawned the hits including…

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What Would You Do If Doctors Said Your Baby Would Be Severely Deformed? Here’s What Singer Vivian Green Did.

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Singer Vivian Green and son Jordan By Erickka Sy Savane   Pregnant with her first child, it was supposed to be one of the happiest times of R&B singer/songwriter Vivian Green’s life. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out that way. In her second trimester of pregnancy, doctors told her that the baby she was carrying had a severe undiagnosable illness that would leave…

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