From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

by Jessica Bennett   Jan 12, 2018

Music has always been a key element to social evolution. In fact, 2009 documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution, examines the Civil Rights Movement with... Read More

James Brown’s “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield Has Passed

James Brown’s “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield Has Passed

by LaToya Cross   Feb 19, 2017

James Brown's one-time drummer and the creator of one of hip-hop's most popular samples, has died at the age of 73. Read More

19 of the Blackest Christmas Songs Ever!

19 of the Blackest Christmas Songs Ever!

by Michael Arceneaux   Dec 21, 2015

It’s extremely difficult for me to deviate my playlist from its staples (Beyoncé and Future) but because it’s Jesus’ birthday season, the times call... Read More

Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter: From Madea Muse to Bessie Smith’s Blues [INTERVIEW]

by Demetria Irwin   Dec 01, 2014

Actress Tika Sumpter has had a great year. Between her part (albeit super-brief) in the summer’s most talked about biopic Get On Up, to... Read More

CBS Sports' James Brown

James Brown’s Passionate Remarks Against Domestic Violence

by Slate   Sep 12, 2014

Thursday night's pre-game show before the Ravens-Steelers match-up was probably the best example thus far of how much the Ray Rice video has impacted... Read More

Soul Provider: The Cast of ‘Get On Up’ Talks James Brown

Soul Provider: The Cast of ‘Get On Up’ Talks James Brown

by Kenya N. Byrd   Aug 12, 2014

Forget what you heard—there’s no place like Harlem. Uptown, baby, is where the magic happens and deferred dreams materialize. Amid its streets is a... Read More

EBONY Moments: James Brown, Godfather of Soul

EBONY Moments: James Brown, Godfather of Soul

by #teamEBONY   Aug 05, 2014

James Brown, idol of icons from Prince to Michael Jackson to the entire hip-hop movement, has one of the most interesting back stories and... Read More

EBONY Moments: James Brown

EBONY Moments: James Brown

by #teamEBONY   Aug 05, 2014

In the classic clip, the late James Brown details the origins of his 1968 Black pride anthem, “Say It Loud—I’m Black and I’m Proud.” Read More

James Brown, Whitewashed?

James Brown, Whitewashed?

by Huffington Post   Aug 04, 2014

There were several meetings. Eight White men and two White women. Was this a meeting of the Mormon Glee Club? The New White Citizens... Read More