Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations
Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin. Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morni
Kool & The Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dies at 62 [Video/Audio]
Clifford Adams, the longtime trombonist for Kool & The Gang, died Monday. He was 62 years old, and had been battling liver cancer for a year.
Smooth Songs of Al Green and Sting Feted Along with Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Patricia McBride for Kennedy Center Honors [Video]
Iconic singer-songwriters Al Green and Sting and their smooth sounds were feted at the 37th Kennedy Center Honors, which aired Tuesday night on CBS. Green and Sting were honored along with actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin.
Peter Tosh’s Estate Giving Share of ‘Equal Rights’ Income to Families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown [Video]
The families Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the victims of fatal police shootings, are getting a financial boost from a reggae icon's 1970s rallying song. With thousands preparing to mass in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, for the National Action Network's Justice for All March, Grammy Award-winning musician Peter Tosh's estate today announced that, over the next year, 10 percent of all net income
President Barack Obama Talks with BET About Unrest Following Grand Jury Decisions On Fatal Shootings [Video]
In an exclusive interview with BET News, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions and hopes to find meaningful solutions. "This isn't going to be solved overnight," Obama said in an excerpt of the interview released by BET Networks. BET’s “106 & Park” will air a portion of the interview at 5 p.m. EST Mon
Prince Prepares Uninterrupted 8-Minute Performance for ‘Saturday Night Live’
Prince is the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this week. His performance will be different than other "SNL" entertainers for the Nov. 1 appearance.
Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 to Perform on ‘A Very Grammy Christmas Special’ on CBS
For the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special revealing the Grammy Awards' nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances. This year, however, the network is changing things up with a Christmas special featuring Grammy artists and nominations instead.
R&B Legends Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire Release New Music
Rhythm and blues music legends Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire are releasing new music today. "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" finds the Queen of Soul performing ten cover versions of songs made famous by other great women singers. Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire is out with its first Christmas album, "Holiday."
Earth, Wind & Fire Releasing First Holiday Music Album, ‘Holiday’
October just started and it ain't even close to Halloween yet. So, how about some Christmas music? Legacy Recordings announced today plans to release "Holiday," the first holiday music album from Earth, Wind & Fire on Oct. 21.
Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Tour Has Chicago, Auburn Hills Dates
Motown legend Stevie Wonder is performing his 1976 double album "Songs In The Key Of Life" on an 11-city tour in November.
D.C. Elementary Student Disappointed That President Obama’s Not Beyonce
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise stop at The Inspired Teaching School, a Washington, D.C., charter school, on Thursday afternoon to participate in a community service project. He and other volunteers filled backpacks with books and toys for homeless children at the Inspired Teaching School to mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The p
Janay Palmer Rice, Ray Rice’s Wife, Defends Her Husband
Janay Palmer Rice, the wife of embattled Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, came to his defense via an Instagram post and blamed the news media for destroying their lives. Rice's contract was terminated by the Ravens and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after TMZ Sports posted a video from the elevator security cameras of an Atlantic City, N.J., casino that captured the Pro Bowl running bac