“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.”- Stevie Wonder.(Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Music Month: Inspiring Words From Famous Musicians

On June 7th, 1979, President Jimmy Carter declared that June would be the month of black music.


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Black Music Month: Movies Dedicated To Artists We Love

The Jackson Five: American Dream They were one of the most successful musical families in the music industry. Their fame in the 60s and 70s rose, especially after being signed to Motown Records. The Jacksons […]


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Attorney Omara Harris Closes Black Music Month and National Action Network Youth Move Leads Social Action

This Sunday, its the  last day of Black Music Month  closing out series and entertainment attorney  Omara Harris sits down with Cynthia  to discuss music in film and television and how we as artist aren’t […]


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Black Music Month Series On Atlanta Up Close BMI’s Catherine Brewton and The Carter Law Firm’s Uwonda Carter

African American Music Appreciation Month is celebrated every year in June. It was originally started as Black Music Month in 1979. This year on Atlanta Up Close we are highlighting black women behind the music. […]



The Sidney Wood Show: Celebrating Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month! We had the listeners vote on one of three categories: Best Male Vocalist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Group. Who are your favorites? Also, today we discussed Eugene Walker’s appeal […]