Mwanza Furaha (center) peforms with band members (left to right) Michael McQuilkin (keyboard), Marciel Garner (drums), and Melvin Bell (saxophone). Photo by Godfrey Lee. Dr...
By Monée Fields-White, The Root Singer, guitarist and songwriter Chuck Berry, a giant in the history of rock ’n’ roll whose turbulent private life was..
Today, legendary singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte’s celebrated his 90th birthday. For decades, Belafonte has been a leading voice for civil rights. He was..
During their debut at the Sweet Chariot – a nightclub in Manhattan, allegedly run by the Mafia, that presented African American gospel music to..
Dorothy Morrison, whose spirit-filled contralto lead vocals sparked the 1969 hit “Oh Happy Day” by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, sat in a semicircle last Thursday..