Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

Stax Records and the Making of Blaxploitation Soundtracks

by Michael A. Gonzales

In the 1970s, what most Blaxploitation films had in common were their scorching soundtracks that sounded great in the grindhouse blaring through ancient… Read More

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Cissy Houston Goes In On Bobby Brown Over 20/20 Interview

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This week, Bobby Brown sat down with ABC's Robin Roberts for his first interview since losing his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. During Read More

Elle Varner is #Trending, and It Ain't Good

Elle Varner is #Trending, and It Ain't Good

by #teamEBONY

Singer Elle Varner is trending on social media… Read More

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For 20 years, four-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Eric Benét has tackled several topics in his hit songs that has endeared him… Read More

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When Black Players Were Basketball Slaves: Has the NBA Really Changed?

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The NBA Finals are in full swing, and after the Golden State Warriors dominated the first two games of the series, many are wondering if the Cleveland… Read More

Terry McMillan’s Latest Is a Reminder It’s Not Too Late to Start Over<br />

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Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. Her characters are complex, witty, relatable, and steeped in reality. For… Read More

MMA Community, Fans Pour Out Condolences for Fighter Kimbo Slice

MMA Community, Fans Pour Out Condolences for Fighter Kimbo Slice

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The mixed martial arts community as well as its fans say they were shocked to hear of the death of popular fighter Kimbo Slice, who died at age 42… Read More

Ashanti’s Next Power Move: From Making Hit Music to Producing Films<br />

Ashanti’s Next Power Move: From Making Hit Music to Producing Films

by Alex Titus

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Ashanti is taking her career to new creative heights. The 35-year-old entertainer recently partnered with Screen… Read More

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Fans Revel in The Roots Picnic's Music Diversity

by Matthew Allen

What started out as a humble, if somewhat ambitious, undertaking by The Roots in 2008 to highlight talented artists outside of the mainstream has… Read More

Celebrity Reaction Reflects Global Love for Muhammad Ali

Celebrity Reaction Reflects Global Love for Muhammad Ali

by David R. Squires

As realization settled in over the weekend that Muhammad… Read More

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