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

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

Mr. Kendrick Goes to Washington

Mr. Kendrick Goes to Washington

by Matthew Allen

When it was announced that Kendrick Lamar was going to be performing selections from his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, at the Kennedy Center with... Read More

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Rap Music Didn't Teach Racists How to Racist

by Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past week. Rejoice and be read. Follow Michael @youngsinick.... Read More

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Was the ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Fair?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Last week, a court ruled that Pharrell and Robin Thicke owe the estate of Marvin Gaye, due to the similarites between "Blurred Lines" and the... Read More

'Blurred Lines' jury orders Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.4 million

The Blurred Lines Effect

by #teamEBONY

The Gaye family was handicapped by U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt's decision to preclude use at trial of the original sound recording of "Got... Read More

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The Blurred Lines Trial Goes to Jury

by #teamEBONY

The "Blurred Lines" trial has gone to the jury. The verdict will end two weeks of proceedings over whether Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and... Read More

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams lose first round in 'Blurred Lines' case

Gaye Family Wins First Round of Lawsuit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell

by #teamEBONY

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost the first round in their battle with Marvin Gaye’s family in an ongoing debate over whether their... Read More

Suzanne de Passe Looks Back on ‘Motown 25’ [INTERVIEW]

Suzanne de Passe Looks Back on ‘Motown 25’ [INTERVIEW]

by Michael A. Gonzales

On May 16, 1983, much of America was sitting in front of the television watching the event that was Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.... Read More

Is Robin Laying It on Too Thicke?

Is Robin Laying It on Too Thicke?

by Josie Pickens

In an era of bitterness and misogyny wrapped intricately as love songs, I’ve actually always been fond of Robin Thicke’s ballads. They show a... Read More

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What’s the Greatest Marvin Gaye Song of All Time? [POLL]

by #teamEBONY

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Marvin Gaye, an irreplaceable presence in soul music that’s never been filled in the decades... Read More