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Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2020) – The NAACP, in conjunction with BET, will host part two of their four-part virtual town hall series, “Unmasked: COVID-19” on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT. The hour-long call will focus on naming and addressing the real trauma communities are experiencing at this moment. Panelists will also […]

CHICAGO — On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago’s economy can’t reopen until there’s more widespread testing and decried the disproportionate number of African American deaths from coronavirus, saying the disease is “devastating our community.” Nearly 70% of the city’s COVID-19 deaths have been African Americans, who make up only about […]

By Sujata Gupta COVID-19 was called the great equalizer. Nobody was immune; anybody could succumb. But the virus’ spread across the United States is exposing racial fault lines, with early data showing that African-Americans are more likely to die from the disease than white Americans. The data are still piecemeal, with only some states and […]

Former Vice President Al Gore launched a new youth voter turnout initiative at Texas Southern University Wednesday, urging students to help combat climate change by heading to the polls. “To anybody who believes that we as human beings do not have the capacity or the political will to rise to this challenge, just remember that […]

Photo via Forward Times By: Isaiah Robinson HOUSTON—As she walked on stage, her mocha smooth skin began to illuminate off the stage lighting, the audience instantly gazed at her. The radiation of her light was as of a single lit candle in a dark room.  As she began to perform, she commanded and hunted the […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I sent e-mail messages on a constant basis to tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem like […]

The Subways were kind enough to chronicle their North American tour for us, and we’ll be running their tour diary in several installments this week. Billy Lunn will be our guide, and as he writes, “Because so much usually ends up happening on our tours, we thought that this time round, whilst we’re on our […]

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]

A great gift to music entered into the world on 23 February 1685 in Halle, Germany. A life of great musical interest; one filled with an unbelievable talent that would become a beacon to many throughout the European continent and span centuries past its lifetime. It is a life that would become centered around a […]

Have you been thinking about starting a career in music for a while, but are not sure what you must do to begin? If the answer is “yes,” then you are certainly not alone. In fact, this is a common problem for almost every musician who wants to start a career in music and become […]