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[INTERVIEW] Dyana Williams: Godmother of Black Music Month

In 2013, EBONY interviewed Dyana Williams about her vision for Black Music Month. Enjoy this throwback interview as EBONY.com shares our favorite Black Music moments. On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a decree to honor the extraordinary contributions made by black musicians across the United States. After petitioning the Carter administration for a

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Rev Runs the World

Since 2005, Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons went from cannon-voiced emcee of legendary rap trio Run DMC to popular reality TV dad thanks to his hit MTV show “Run’s House,” chronicling his life with wife Justine and their children. The show’s success led to additional programs, such as HGTV’s “Rev Run Renovations” and Cooking Network’s “Rev

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[Interview] Real Housewives of Atlanta Stars Talk Blended Families, Baby

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and producer/director hubby (and RHOA regular) Todd Tucker have shared their relationship on-screen since meeting four years ago. Now married and expecting their first child together, the couple—co-parents to Tucker’s daughter, Kaela, 19, and 13-year-old Riley, Burruss’ daughter—talk to kym allison backer about the joys and pains of

Brandon Armstrong: Your Favorite NBA Player’s Favorite Impressionist bdotadot
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Brandon Armstrong: He’s Not Harden or Duncan, But His Mimicry is Hilarious

Some people like to play like their favorite NBA players, but Brandon Armstrong has found a way to take it a step farther. Better known to his fans as “BdotAdot,” Armstrong has been setting Twitter and Vine on fire for several months with his hilarious NBA impersonations. He’s flawlessly imitated the mannerisms and celebrations of

Niles “Retro Spectro” Stewart
Careers & Finance

[PRESS PLAY]RetroSpectro on That Viral Life

Fresh out of high school, Niles Stewart, 17, is quickly becoming one of the most familiar young faces on Twitter and YouTube. Part of a comedy collective known as the “Lean Squad,” along with friends Bernard Clark, 22, and Casey Lawrence, 21, the Maryland native has amassed a huge online following over the last few months. He

Blair Underwood
Arts & Entertainment

Blair Underwood Gives Back [INTERVIEW]

For more than 30 years, Hollywood actor Blair Underwood has been a powerful staple in Black Hollywood. As a graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, the two-time Golden Globe nominee and seven-time NAACP Image Award winner has an extensive series of credits to his name, both on and off screen. However, one of the

[BLACK TECH GENIUS]Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play

As a software-whiz and music mogul, Elliott Breece had already made a name for himself before long before he joined the tech powerhouse known as Google. The Brown University graduate co-founded Amie Street, an independent online music store, and later sold it to Amazon. He then went on to help create Songza, a curated playlist

Lauren Wesley Wilson ColorComm Interview
News & Politics

SHE’S THE CONNECT: ColorComm Founder Lauren Wesley Wilson

During her stint as a public relations professional, Lauren Wesley Wilson noticed a serious lack of women who looked like her at networking events. Concerned with how this could impact both her own career aspirations and that of many others, she developed an idea to create space to facilitate relationship building for those who may

Kelis
Arts & Entertainment

From ‘Bossy’ to Bounty & Full,Kelis Keeps It Saucy

Over a decade ago, Kelis’ milkshake brought all the boys to the yard. Today, it’s her line of sauces, Bounty & Full. The “Rumble” singer and saucier believes that everything is better smothered, dipped and poured. With flavors like Pineapple Saffron Glaze, Cranberry Mandarin Sauce and Wild Cherry BBQ”, Kelis’ sauces are just as spicy and