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Black Music Month

Doug E. Fresh, George Clinton, And Gloria Gaynor To Be Honored At The National Museum Of African American Music

"Their artistry is innovative and influential, carrying an impact that can still be felt today," said NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III.

Protect, Preserve, And Perpetuate: How Black Music Month Started As A Power Play

“Black music is the basis for most other forms of music….There is nothing that I know of, no music that is more important, than Black music.” – Kenny…

7 Pioneering Black Female Jazz And Blues Singers Who Made Music History

Long before Aretha, Tina, Whitney, Janet, Brandy, Monica, and Beyonce, a group of pioneering jazz and blues vocalists fashioned the blueprint for the record-breaking…

Donald Trump’s Historically Shallow Relationship With Black Music

Yesterday in a White House statement, Donald Trump declared June African-American Music Appreciation Month, specifically citing Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy…

Chance The Rapper Explains Why He’ll Never Dive Into Politics

Chance the Rapper is vocal and productive when it comes to making Chicago great again, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s interested in transitioning into a role on…

VIBE’s July 2015 Digital Issue Starring Fetty Wap, Vic Mensa, The Internet And More

From sitting down with Chi-town’s rising prince Vic Mensa and The Internet’s groove theory to Black Music Month #TBTs and cover star Fetty Wap wooing us from sunny…

What Millennials Should Know About… Keith Sweat’s ‘Make It Last Forever’

To celebrate Black Music Month, VIBE spotlights some of music’s most essential timepieces for Gen Y to get hip to KEITH SWEAT Make It Last Forever (1987) Most Slept On:

What Millennials Should Know About… Marvin Gaye’s ‘Here, My Dear’

To celebrate Black Music Month, VIBE spotlights some of music’s most essential timepieces for Gen Y to get hip to MARVIN GAYE Here, My Dear (1978) Most Slept On: There…

Black Women Ahead of All Groups in College Enrollment Statistics

  Finally a story mainstream headline about black women that has nothing to do with  Being Mary Jane or reality TV. As Black History Month comes to a close, we must shed…