Tag: Music

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Under Fire From Conservatives for Singing ‘Black National Anthem’ on PBS July 4th Celebration

Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams has ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” what is often considered the “Black national anthem” as part of her evening hosting PBS’s annual television special “A Capitol Fourth” to celebrate Independence Day. CNN’s Lisa…

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Obama Announces New Netflix Animated Series to Teach Kids About Government and Construction of His Controversial Presidential Library

It’s been a busy few days for former President Barack Obama. On June 2, his team announced details of a new animated Netflix special designed to teach kids about government. And after years of delays and opposition, the Obama Presidential Center announced on June 4 that it is finally due…

Sean Combs

Hip-Hop Producer Sean Combs and Salesforce Launch ‘Shop Circulate,’ New Digital Marketplace To Promote Black-Owned Businesses

Finding and supporting Black-owned businesses may soon be a whole lot easier thanks to a new initiative launched by music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and the cloud-based software company Salesforce. The two have partnered to create a new “curated digital marketplace” called Shop Circulate that will allow consumers to browse…

2021 Grammy Awards Winnters Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, and H.E.R.

Grammys 2021: Music’s Biggest Night Honors Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion and H.E.R. with Historic Wins

Despite pre-show controversy from acts such as The Weeknd and Zayn Malik who complained about the fairness and transparency of the nominating process, the broadcast of The Recording Academy’s 63rd annual Grammy Awards was still a relatively diverse and inclusive affair. Hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah in a…

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Women’s History Month Profiles: Suzanne Ciani, Sound Designer and Electronic Music Pioneer

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of female innovators and history makers like Suzanne Ciani. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: June 4, 1946, Indiana Best known for: Pioneering the genre of electronic music both artistically and commercially. Suzanne Ciani, dubbed the “diva…

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Unveils One of the Most Diverse Slates of Nominees in the Organization’s History

Long accused of having a racist and sexist bias against female musicians and musicians of color, the Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled on Feb. 10 one of the most diverse rosters of nominees for inclusion in its Hall of Fame in the organization’s history. Of…

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Philly Group Brings Joy to the Polls; Teenagers Increasingly Politically Minded; and More

Philly group bringing joy to voters trapped in hours-long early voting lines. With less than a week to go until the 2020 presidential election, the number of people voting early either in-person or through the mail is breaking records (experts predict 100 million citizens will have already voted before Nov….