American Legend Aretha Franklin Laid to Rest in Epic Funeral filled with Detroiters and Dignitaries

via ap.com Today was Aretha Franklin‘s homegoing service at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. Some may have questioned why…
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Beyoncé Collaborates With Olivier Rousteing to Create Balmain x Beyoncé Collection to Benefit United Negro College Fund

by Steff Yotka via vogue.com Just before Coachella was rechristened Beychella, Beyoncé Knowles and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing had…
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Will Smith Honored with Mural in West Philadelphia (VIDEO)

by Kia Morgan-Smith via thegrio.com Will Smith is the native son of West Philadelphia and the city that raised the mega movie…
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MUSIC: New Artists The Shindellas Bring Retro ’60s Feel to Self-Empowerment with “Reconsider” (VIDEO)

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) Next week, new female group The Shindellas from the Nashville-based collective Weirdo Workshop, will be…
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music for His Grammy-Winning Album ‘Damn’

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) According to the Los Angeles Times, Compton native and acclaimed hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar…
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Review: Beyoncé is Bigger Than Coachella | New York Times

by Jon Caramanica via nytimes.com INDIO, Calif. — Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a…
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U.S. Congress Member Hakeem Jeffries Honors Female Hip-Hop Artists on House Floor for Women’s History Month

by Alanna Vagianos via huffingtonpost.com Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) brought down the House on Tuesday with a loving tribute to female…
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Kennedy Center Creates Hip-Hop Culture Council with Q-Tip, Questlove, MC Lyte, Common and Others

via newsone.com One of the nation’s most renowned performing arts institutions has taken a major step in recognizing hip-hop culture’s…
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R.I.P. Craig Mack, 46, Grammy-Nominated “Flava In Ya Ear” Rapper

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) According to huffingtonpost.com, Grammy-nominated rapper Craig Mack, who performed the 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear” for Sean…
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