This Black History Month, EBONY celebrates the power of Black music by taking a trip down memory lane with some of the biggest artists of the 20th century.
From Sarah Vaughan to a young Michael Jackson, take some time to reminisce on the rich musical history of our people.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.