Black Music Month: Michael Jackson – An irreplaceable icon

Over the last few months, it seems that record labels and concert promoters have really been busy trying to duplicate Michael Jackson’s music and appearance. His posthumous album Xscape was recently released to overwhelming success and he appeared as a hologram at last month’s Billboard Music Awards. It’s all good and dandy that MJ admirers… Read More Black Music Month: Michael Jackson – An irreplaceable icon

Black Music Month: The E. Azalia Hackley Collection

Every year since 1979, the music of African Americans has been celebrated during June in what is known as African-American Music Appreciation Month or Black Music Month. Some of the most popular African American musicians are recognized on magazine covers, in exhibits, on television shows and in documentaries. While it is totally cool to acknowledge the achievements of… Read More Black Music Month: The E. Azalia Hackley Collection

Black Music Month: Celebrating the life and legacy of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month is always a sentimental time for me as I reminisce on all of the great music that African Americans have contributed to the world. Just thinking about how far black music has come is enough for celebration and reflection. Mere field hollers, foot stomping, and sorrowful sounds of bondage shaped an entire… Read More Black Music Month: Celebrating the life and legacy of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month: Celebrating the past, present and future

Other than February, June is another historical month for African American culture as its the month we celebrate Black Music. June was designated as African American Music Appreciation Month in 1979 by former president Jimmy Carter. It would be impossible to highlight all of the African American artists who have changed the face of music… Read More Black Music Month: Celebrating the past, present and future