DMX soul embodied so many distinct elements of spiritual and physical life. Through his music he wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable and tell his story about the pain and the beauty of it all. He appeared to be a man that hated what he hated and loved what he loved. Thus, it is understood that DMX loved God, and he knew that he could transform many souls though his platform.

He used his gritty voice as a platform to present passionate rapping and storytelling to intertwine his love for his spiritual father. It has been stated by those that knew…


THURSDAY, APRIL 8 THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 10

BRIC, the Brooklyn-based leading arts and media institution, announced its artist lineup for the 2021 BRIC JazzFest, which will be a virtual musical marathon with a stellar jazz line up. The three-day festival will take place from Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10 at 7pm ET at BRICartsmedia.org/jazzfest with tiered ticket options based on how many people are viewing in your household and discounted tickets for essential workers. For more information, visit BRICartsmedia.org/jazzfest.

The JazzFest lineup will showcase artists ranging from global legends, to Brooklyn-bred bands and exciting newcomers to jazz, including…


ASCAP’s upcoming music awards will return to the organization’s social media channels this spring, offering fans, friends and the music industry the chance to join in celebrating the success of ASCAP songwriters, composers and publishers. ASCAP pioneered the popular format, which gives every winner the chance to share a personal speech, performance, photo or video with an unlimited audience, creating a special and intimate “show” that brings the music community together in today’s virtual world.

ASCAP hosted all seven of its 2020 awards shows on @ASCAP Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, reimagining the event in an innovative way to shine a…


This Sunday, February 7th will mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). This year, NBHAAD is more urgent because we are facing yet another pandemic.

The same racial inequities that drive HIV disparities among Black people are the ones that are hurting Black communities the most with COVID. Now the vaccine is here. But medical mistrust is one of the barriers for many Black people who are thinking about getting vaccinated.

Building upon years of HIV advocacy and trusted community relationships, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) are partnering with the COVID Vaccine Prevention Network (CoVPN) to educate Black Americans about…


According to recent studies from the Pew Research Centers, about 31% of the population is single. People are single for various reasons. Some people choose to be single, some people currently can’t find the right mate, and some people have a lifestyle that prohibits them from having the time to find a companion.

Singleness is one thing, and being single with no kids is another- because now you have another factor on your hand in which people feel that they can take advantage of, and this is your time. Singleness and time have a positive relationship. …


I had the opportunity to be in the same room as Wendy Williams at a Growing Up Hip Hop After Party Event. This was around the time information was written on many blogs and newspapers such as. The Daily News citing the infidelities of her husband.

It was a last minute entrance for her as the festivities of the party were coming to a close and she was escorted in by her son. At my first noticing you could see that her son loves his mother very much.

He made sure that she was seated comfortably in the VIP section…


The Duncan’s are a family that will stick together no matter what. Renewed for a third season, Carl Weber’s The Family Business is back on BET+ beginning December 31, 2020 and it is juicier than ever!

This season will pick up where the debut season concluded, as the Duncan’s work to calm tensions with rivals, The Zuniga’s. Family patriarch, L.C. Duncan and eldest son Orlando execute a plan to expand business operations with their proprietary drug ‘heat,’ but as they gain momentum in the venture, they face opposition from some old and new foes. For some in the Duncan clan…


As much as 2020 has been a very stressful year, it is becoming a very hopeful year. There has been pain, there have been tears but on today November 7, 2020 we as a nation have come to realize that we can not, I repeat “we can not become weary in good doing.” We have to “put on the full armor of God, so that we can take a stand against the devil’s schemes.” The schemes of hate, the schemes of deceit and the schemes of cheating can not stand a chance if we believe in something higher, something higher…


Hip Hop Public Health (hhph.org), the New York City-based nonprofit striving to achieve health equity by harnessing the transformative power of music, art and science, hosted it’s virtual Remixing Public Health Gala live on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Honorees included the following:

  • Cheryl “Salt” James of the pioneering rap group, Salt-N-Pepa

Kim Klacik has been causing quite a stir since her campaign ad, attacking Democratic leaders, went viral on social media following a retweet from Donald Trump. But when asked to cite a specific instance where Black people are doing well under Republican leaders, the woman running for Elijah Cummings old House seat representing Baltimore was at a loss for words.

Klacik appeared on Revolt Black News Thursday night with conservative pundit Tara Setmayer. To kick off the segment, Williams played a clip of Klacik’s ad where she matter-of-factly states, “The worst place for a Black person to live in America…

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