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Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Mary J. Blige Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 Class

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Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Mary J. Blige Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 Class

They are Rock & Roll Royalty! This past Wednesday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its new class of potential inductees, with eight of the 16 nominees being Black. The 2021 nominations feature Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, Rage Against The Machine, Chaka Khan, Fell Kuti, LL Cool J, and Dionne Warick. Those with the top votes will be announced in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, ceremony in the fall. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces the Nominees for #RockHall2021 Induction - and the Fan Vote is now open. Watch the official announcement...

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Robin Roberts Celebrates The Legacy Of Her Father And The Tuskegee Airmen In New Documentary

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Robin Roberts Celebrates The Legacy Of Her Father And The Tuskegee Airmen In New Documentary

Celebrating Our Heroes! Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts, honors her father, the late Col. Lawrence Roberts, and the other 921 Tuskegee Airmen who fought in World War II with a new documentary. In celebration of Black History Month, Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage, about America's first Black military pilots, will premiere on the History Channel.  "The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is one that I hold extremely close to my heart, and I am thrilled to partner with The HISTORY® Channel to tell their stories," Roberts said in a statement. "My father, Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts, was a Tuskegee Airman,...

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Mary Wilson - One Of The Founding Members Of The Supremes - Has Joined The Ancestors

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Mary Wilson - One Of The Founding Members Of The Supremes - Has Joined The Ancestors

She was a supreme being! Mary Wilson, one of the Supremes founding members, has passed away at 76. Her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz, said she "passed away suddenly" on Monday evening. Well We made it , now what are we going to do to make this a better year! pic.twitter.com/vcvT26nvDN — Mary Wilson (@MWilsonSupreme) January 2, 2021 "Wilson was a "trendsetter who broke down social, racial, and gender barriers. Their influence not only carries on in contemporary R&B, soul and pop, they also helped pave the way for mainstream success by Black artists across all genres," Schwartz said...

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Bowie State Makes History As First HBCU To Have A Stop-Motion Animation Studio

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Bowie State Makes History As First HBCU To Have A Stop-Motion Animation Studio

They’re breaking new ground!Bowie State University, the oldest Historically Black College and University in Maryland, has partnered with the Oscar-nominated animation house LAIKA to build a stop-motion animation studio. According to the press release, “The partnership will enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, with the goal of providing a career pathway for BSU students into the animation industry.” This is the first collaboration of its kind at an HBCU.“This is a great opportunity for students to learn valuable skills that will carry them into the professional world of animation,” Tewodross Melchishua Williams, chair of the BSU Department of Fine & Performing Arts,...

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Senator Cory Booker Only The Second Black Person In History Appointed to U.S. Agriculture Committee

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Senator Cory Booker Only The Second Black Person In History Appointed to U.S. Agriculture Committee

He's only the second Black person to serve on the committee! Senator Cory Booker was just appointed to the U.S. Agriculture Committee, Insider NJ reports. Booker has been a long-standing advocate for agriculture and nutrition reform, learning the hard way as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the impact food deserts can have on a community. During his time as Mayor, Booker helped bring several supermarkets to the city and increased the access locals had to healthy foods through community gardens and urban farms. As a Senator, Booker has been on the frontlines spearheading legislation, including supporting Black farmers and putting a stop...

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