Born this day in Helena, AR — died Jan. 18, 1969 Worked with gospel greats like Thomas Dorsey and Theodore Frye. Sis. Martin became owner of one of the largest gospel publishing houses in Chicago.  

It’s finally Valentine’s Day, but just because you’re saved and sanctified, that doesn’t mean you can’t partake in love’s holiday. In fact, it makes it…

YouTube has become a mecca for everything we want to learn, laugh, or get lost in. If you’ve never heard of the Alchemy Network, chances are, you’ve watched a video in their network, or you might even be a subscriber. If your hair is natural, I’m sure you’ve watched a video or two on Naptural85’s […]

YouTube has become a mecca for everything we want to learn, laugh, or get lost in. If you’ve never heard of the Alchemy Network, chances…

Jurnee Smollett wasn’t able to chose one moment in Black History that impacted women. She chose Black females who have made big waves in entertainment,…

Obama Honors Rosa Parks: ‘She Defied Injustice’ A statue of the civil rights icon is unveiled in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. President Barack Obama honored Rosa Parks on Wednesday by unveiling her statue in a permanent place in the U.S. Capitol. President Barack Obama praised Parks as an enduring reminder of what true leadership requires, “no […]

Oprah Winfrey chose President Obama being elected to office as the biggest moment in black history of the last 10 years. “There’s nothing more profound,…

Oprah Winfrey chose President Obama being elected to office as the biggest moment in black history of the last 10 years. “There’s nothing more profound, moving, inspirational or trajectory changing for everybody in terms of what is possible in the world,” said Oprah with an obvious sigh. The media proprietor and philanthropist paused for a […]

Hip Hop Sisters was created by legendary femcee, MC Lyte to redefine the essence of women through Hip-Hop, unity and empowerment. MC Lyte: “The single most important black history moment in the last 10 years would actually be the giving away of two $100,000 scholarships to the University of Wisconsin that my organization, Hip Hop […]

Hip Hop Sisters was created by legendary femcee, MC Lyte to redefine the essence of women through Hip-Hop, unity and empowerment. MC Lyte: “The single…

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming narrative biography, “The Lamplighter: The Life and Music of Harry T. Burleigh”. Over time, southern slaves developed plantation songs that also carried secret messages. Only the slaves knew their meaning. It was through these songs that important information was passed along a system of communication throughout the […]

Without Janet Jackson, there wouldn’t have been Aaliyah, Ciara, Britney Spears, or any pop princesses that have cult followings today. But considering who Miss Jackson is related to, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the cute little girl who played Penny on “Good Times” grew up to become a tour de force in pop culture. […]