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YouTube being accused of ruining opportunities for independent artists

April V. Taylor YouTube has long been known as a platform that independent artists can use to help take them from obscurity to fame, but Google is getting ready to change all of that.  According to Forbes, in just “a matter of days” YouTube will be launching a subscription service.  The move is meant to help them be able to ...

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Al Sharpton’s Former Employee Attacks Him for His Book Deal with Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records

This was written before the release of Al Sharpton’s latest book, “The Rejected Stone.”  But what many people don’t know is that the book was published by none other than the rapper Lil Wayne, who paid Sharpton handsomely for the book.  The story may be considered a cautionary tale for those who are wondering why our most prominent black public ...

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8 FACTS ABOUT JOSEPHINE BAKER | The Reel Network

Josephine Baker is one of the world’s most well-known performers. Oozing with sexuality and talent, Baker broke barriers for African-Americans and women. But did you know these eight things about the eccentric performer? SHE WAS A SPY. During World War 2, Instead, she stuck around and did her part for the war effort. Since she had initially publicly supported Mussolini’s ...

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Dillard President Asks Dr. Dre Why He Gave $35 Million to USC didn’t even consider an HBCU

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Dr. Dre is one of the most successful entertainers in history, earning hundreds of millions of dollars by making great music.  Much of this music moves because he has been able to successfully package urban/black culture, selling it to audiences around the world.  One of the questions some have about those who readily use their blackness ...

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While working as an FBI informant, Sharpton used a briefcase with a tape recorder

Recently, it was revealed that Rev. Al Sharpton was an FBI informant for a number of years, giving federal agents evidence that allowed them to take down the Genovese crime family.   The Smoking Gun website released the information, which wasn’t to the liking of Sharpton, since he’d just denied in his recent book that he’d ever worked with the ...

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This Choir Is Filled With Homeless Men, And They Are Outstanding

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger As a venerable Atlanta Catholic church, folks at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception understand the realities of homeless. It’s long been on their doorstep and in the neighborhood all around them. But for the last six months the problem has been confronted head on through music. David Noonan, music director at the church decided to ...

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Another Rapper with a Drug Addiction: Gucci Mane Says His Addiction to “Lean” Led to Bizarre Behavior

by Barry Burch Jr. With all the talk of rappers and their illustrious “drank,” it kind of begs the question: What does “lean” actually do?  According to rapper Gucci Mane, one of the symptoms ironically because of the name, is acting aggressively.  The rapper tweeted apologies for his actions while on the popular drink originated in Houston Texas that contains a formula with ...

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13 Highest Paid DJs In the World

Forbes compiled a list of the 14 most paid DJs.

Ray Newby, the world’s first radio disc jockey, probably never imagined that his unique career would become lucrative and glamorous for generations to follow. The trailblazer was just a 16-year-old kid when he became the world’s first disc jockey on radio in 1909. Today, DJs rack up millions of dollars and have clout that often competes with some of the ...

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New Study Shows Experts Are Born, Not Made

It takes more than hard work to become an expert according to a study conducted by Zach Hambrick.

For centuries people have debated the necessary steps one must take to be labeled an expert. According to a new study conducted by Zach Hambrick, associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University, it takes more than hard work to become an expert. “Practice is indeed important to reach an elite level of performance, but this paper makes an overwhelming ...

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No Kidding? Study Proves Music Can Uplift Your Spirits

According to research conducted by Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University, musical interventions can play a health care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to healthcare clinics.

Have you ever popped in your favorite record during an intense moment or after a long, tiring day? How did that song make you feel? For a number of people, music is more than entertainment. Music is therapy. Music is the way that our ancestors have communicated from one generation to the next. It is also the way people have ...

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