By Souleo When most travelers go on vacation it is to relax and unwind. However for Chetachi Ecton traveling to resorts throughout the world proved more taxing than relaxing. It was during a trip almost three years ago when she stepped foot off of a resort that her life changed forever.
By Souleo For his latest album, R&B veteran, Will Downing decided to flip the lyric. On Black Pearls listeners will find the crooner covering a staple of songs made famous by Chaka Khan, Deniece Williams, Cherrelle, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman, among others.
By Souleo African art is sweeping through the mainstream art world as noted in recent examples from the Brooklyn Museum’s Disguise: Masks and Global African Art to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Creative Africa exhibitions.
By Souleo If you don’t remember just how successful and influential a cappella group, Take 6 is, well, that’s okay. They’re ready to serve a reminder with their new release, Believe.
By Souleo Angélique Kidjo is used to being in front of the camera. After all just this past February she appeared on the Grammy stage to accept her third honor for her critically acclaimed music.
By Souleo Leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X occupy a permanent space within the black historical narrative.
By Souleo 1992 was a pivotal year for R&B groups, SWV (Sisters With Voices) and Silk, respectively. Both released their debut albums that year to critical and commercial success.
By Souleo Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era.
By Souleo Got a few extra dollars to spare? Check out three special crowdfunding campaigns worthy of a dollar or $50.
By Souleo Since one of the earliest known buttons found at Mohenjo Daro in the Indus Valley (now Pakistan) nearly 5000 years ago, buttons have gone from being ornaments to signifiers of economic and social status to commonplace mass produced objects.
By Souleo Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Kem have all been booked to sing at weddings at some point in their careers. So why are professional wedding singers often stigmatized when it comes to being taken seriously as original recording artists?
By Souleo Woodie King, Jr., producing director of New Federal Theatre, was immediately concerned after Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother Courage and Her Children in which she was to play the title character.
By Souleo Veteran singer, Regina Belle is freer than she’s ever felt before. Known for her ‘80s and ‘90s R&B hits (“Make It Like It Was, “Baby Come to Me,” and “A Whole New World” with Peabo Bryson) the singer spent the past 15 years shying away from the music that made her famous.
By Souleo If African-Americans engage with more media content than any other group, then why aren’t they equally represented behind the scenes as content creators? It is a complicated question fraught with issues of access, economics, and of course, race.
By Souleo Soul singer-songwriter, Angie Stone has an unshakeable faith in herself, in love and in the power of dreams and music. But over the past year that faith has been tested in the public eye.