Music

Stephanie Mills Talks About Music, Social Justice and Her Son’s New Book

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Iconic Grammy and American Music Award winner Stephanie Mills is unapologetically pro-Black. On her social media pages, she often sends shoutouts to “talented Black men” and “Black Queens.” She observed Black Out Day and Juneteenth. With one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the…

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National Museum of African American Music Announces the Appointment of Its Music Industry Relations Committee

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) have announced the appointment of the museum’s first Music Industry Relations Committee (MIRC) of the Board of Directors. Eighteen individuals representing all avenues of the music industry have been selected to lead this committee including: artists, record label executives, talent managers, media executives, media personalities, entertainment attorneys,…

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African American High School Music Group Releases Groundbreaking Animated Video Addressing Current Social Issues

The Paragon Project, a revolving collective of nationally-recognized high school artists, found a unique way to release its fourth album as schools shut down and live performances stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full project will be released as an illustrated lyric video on July 10, 2020, via YouTube. The album features songs with Truck North of The Grammy award…

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Opposition To Prime Minister Swells After Murder Of Popular Protest Singer

Ethiopian protest singer and revered musician Hachalu Hundessa sang about love and unity, recalled his friend Amensisa Ifa, raising issues that many would not dare to raise. He addressed issues of marginalization – capturing the struggles and frustrations of his Oromo people who faced efforts by successive Ethiopian regimes to destroy the Oromoo language, exploit…

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Worldwide Audience Flock to Black Press USA’s Interview with Ziggy Marley

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With more than a million people reached in places as far flung as Indonesia, Gambia, Mexico, Australia, and across the United States and North America, reggae icon Ziggy Marley’s livestream interview with Black Press USA captivated fans everywhere. “Ziggy, your family has been such a wonderful…

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Kane Brown Delivers Historic Collaborative Performance On 2020 BET Awards With Jonathan McReynolds

Multi-platinum award-winning country artist Kane Brown delivered a historic performance Sunday evening on the 2020 BET Awards. Filmed at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, Brown made the national television debut of his compelling co-penned single, “Worldwide Beautiful,” alongside Grammy-nominated gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds, who sang his hit song “People.” With the never-before-featured collaboration,…

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ASCAP Launches HBCU Internship Program

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced on June 19 the launch of a new paid internship program for students enrolled in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. This summer, the PRO will offer five HBCU students the opportunity to join ASCAP’s team to gain real-world experience in the…

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