President Barack Obama gave the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder yesterday at a concert in the East Room of the White House in celebration of Black History Month. The program was taped and will air tonight on local PBS stations at 8 p.m. The concert features a tribute [...]
The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem announces “An Evening of Hip Hop History“. Recognized for its Hip Hop centric education programs, large flyer collection, and record-breaking Rapathon, the integrated complex is celebrating the History of Hip Hop and Black America. Set to take place on Friday, February 20th at The Hip Hop Culture Center, [...]
The Hip Hop Culture Center, located in the Magic Johnson Theater on 125th Street, has utilized its massive 8,000 square foot facility to serve as a classroom, rehearsal space, and more importantly a vehicle to educate the community.
Global Grind had a press conference today at the Bryant Park Hotel to announce Russell Simmons as Editor in Chief of the Hip Hop focused website which will now offer blogs from top celebrities. The first group of bloggers include Akon, Angela Simmons, Benny Boom, Bow Wow, Brandi Garcia, Brett Ratner, Damon Dash, DJ Cassidy, [...]
Harlem celebrates Obama’s historic moment Sasha, Malia Obama shine in J. Crew at inauguration President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem More than 1M crowd DC for Obama’s inauguration Black Leaders React to Obama’s Inauguration. Colin Powell Calls Inauguration ‘A Fabulous Day For All Americans’ Obama’s Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems Obama Halts New or Pending Bush [...]
Obama Asks for Help Repairing Nation, Issues Call to Service Inauguration Crowd Will Test Cellphone Networks Big Turnout For Obama’s Former Pastor Democratic women cheer their own, and Obama too 6-year-old’s Obama rap video hot on YouTube Who makes the Obamas’ dance? Stevie Wonder! Barack Obama: â€œIâ€™ll Have Trouble Sleeping the Night Beforeâ€ Inauguration Obama [...]
(click to enlarge image) “The Open Book” explores the mental health epidemic of depression in the African American communityâ€¦and how weâ€™re really doing. Our aim is to alert, educate and transform the lives of people who may be needlessly and silently suffering. –”Depression is not a crime — it’s an illness.” — Terrie M. Williams [...]
Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Nobel make up the group Idle Warship. Idle Warship started as an attempt to make a fun dance song and has evolved into a full project.
Ever since he opened for Pete Rock’s record release show at the Highline Ballroom in February, hip-hop artist Wale has been on his grind doing things like releasing free mixtapes for download, working on his debut album, and keeping up with the buzz that’s been surrounding him. Born to Nigerian immigrants, Olubowale Folarin aka Wale [...]
Seal’s latest CD, simply titled Soul, is 11 tracks of classic soul remakes.
A major figure in todayâ€™s music scene, composer and trombonist Craig Harris has created a new music theater work that interprets James Weldon Johnsonâ€™s 1927 collection of sermons by traveling African-American preachers. Directed by the acclaimed actor, director and educator Avery Brooks and shown as part of Harlem Stageâ€™s WaterWorks series, Godâ€™s Trombones features four [...]
Last September at Fashion Rocks during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Beyonce debuted her Etta James “look” for the movie Cadalliac Records. She also sang At Last for the first time in a tribute to the singer. [video]
With the release of the film Cadillac Records, Chess Records is releasing two new CDs to accompany the film.
“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life-from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business [...]
Vocal sensation Alice Smith makes her Blue Note debut accompanied by an acoustic guitarist for two nights. Smith was honored with a Grammy nomination in 2008 for best Urban Alternative track for her song Dream. Dream, from her debut release For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, has been described as an “impressive debut” by All Music [...]
Angie Martinez of Hot 97 has a Barber Walters type interview show airing on BET on Monday, Nov 24 at 11:30pm. Guests include Marc Anthony, LL Cool J and Jay-Z. Jay-Z