Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder Collaborator Has Passed

Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder Collaborator Has Passed

by #TeamEbony

Sylvia Moy, Motown’s gem and longtime Stevie Wonder collaborator, has passed at the age of 78. The Detroit Free Press reports that the songwriter... Read More

Rest in Peace and Harmony, Leon Ware

Rest in Peace and Harmony, Leon Ware

by LaToya Cross

The songwriter was famously known for his collaborative works with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Minnie Riperton, to name a few. Read More

Smokey Robinson

Library of Congress to Honor Smokey Robinson with Gershwin Prize

by LaToya Cross

Smokey Robinson was a major part of the Motown sound, writing hits for the Detroit label's roster of stars. Robinson's creamy vocals and ability... Read More

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

Jimmy Ruffin Dies

by #teamEBONY

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to several hits by Detroit's Motown Records, reportedly died Monday at... 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

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson Duets with John Legend + More [INTERVIEW]

by Matthew Allen

With lyrics like, “My smile is my makeup I wear since my breakup” and “I know flowers grow through rain/But how can love grow... Read More

Diana Ross EBONY collection

Motown +Fashion!
[LIVE STREAM]

by #teamEBONY

Check out Motown + Fashion, which includes writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela Davis and Valisia Lekae (Grammy and Tony Award nominee for her role as Diana... Read More

zeola gaye

‘My Brother, Marvin’:
Zeola Gaye Speaks

by Madison J. Gray

On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye was infamously shot to death after a domestic dispute with his father in their Los Angeles home one... Read More

Otis Williams:
The Temptations’ Soul Survivor [INTERVIEW]

Otis Williams:
The Temptations' Soul Survivor [INTERVIEW]

by Chris Williams

There are few groups in the history of music to experience the incredible amount of success and longevity as The Temptations. Their music became... Read More

Motown to Def Jam Kicks off African-American Music Appreciation Month

Motown to Def Jam Kicks off African-American Music Appreciation Month

by Souleo

It’s the middle of June and African-American Music Appreciation Month is just getting into overdrive with this Saturday’s launch of the art exhibition, Motown... Read More