Category: Black Music Roots

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The Sister Souljah Controversy: Q&A with Tony

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It all began when The Washington Post quoted rap performer Sister Souljah as saying: “If Black people kill Black people every day, why not have a week and kill White people.” (1523)

A Tribute to Eubie Blake

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his great entertainer’s life personifies the Black Experience on Broadway, beginning with his smash hit "Shuffle Along'' and near the end of his life with a Broadway tribute to him: "Eubie." An intimate chat with Eubi...

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 3

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (806)

The Woman Who Fought Rap

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(C. DeLores Tucker) This Black leader took on the roughest crowd in the neighborhood and told them what she thought of them while many mask their opinions or run from the subject. (2627)

Michael Jackson: Behind The Mask

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Numerous books have been written about pop star Michael Jackson. However, the book “Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask” is significant because it was written by Jackson insider Bob Jones. Jones was Jackson’s pub...

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 4

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (807)

History of Blacks In Radio

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The pages of radio history are turned back to examine the treatment of Blacks during radio's Golden Age. (319)

Uptown at the Apollo

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Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Wonder and Sam Moore are among the artists who have had their names in lights outside of the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. They appear with Tony Brown when he turns the pa...

God is Ahead by 13 Percent

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Sales for gospel music have grown by 13 percent while they are down by 24 percent for the Hip Hop genre and other popular music forms.  Vicki Mack Lataillade, president of Gospo Centric Records, founded her company wi...