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Michael Jackson left behind an incredible amount of music, a lot of it not really known by the masses.

Reggae music has changed the face of music, the face of Jamaica and the face of the world. From a small island of less than three million people, thousands of songs have traveled the whole world, influencing billions.

Andre Harrell is a living legend in the entertainment industry.

Garry Shider, the musical director for George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic band known for wearing a diaper on stage, died June 16th at the age of 56.

Just a few nights ago I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing the performance of Cleveland’s own Tommy Johnson, singer-songwriter-producer-musician. Him and many other Cleveland talents hit the stage at D.I.V.A.’s “Sensual Showcase” held at the Cleveland Improv. Many showed up and little did I know what I was in store for. Mind you, […]

Several weeks ago when we interviewed Gary Anthony Williams, the actor who voices Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks, he hinted that there might be a live action version of The Boondocks in the future.

Kids are asked what color of skin is considered pretty, ugly, smart, or dumb. The results will surprise you. Where do you think the kids learn this from? Leave your comments below. If you do not have a BlackPlanet account sign up is easy. We want your feedback in comments. What do you think?

(May 14) — After his wife was seized by a rapidly advancing infection shortly after giving birth, a Texas man agreed to have her limbs amputated in a last-ditch effort to save her life. On Feb. 10, 41-year-old Katy Hayes delivered a baby girl, Arielle, at the Kingwood, Texas, home where she lives with husband […]

From The Wall Street Journal Armed with a blow dryer and brush, deft wrist action and shrewd promotional tactics, immigrants from the Dominican Republic are snipping away market share from African-American stylists whose mastery of black women’s hair ensured for generations that their customers wouldn’t, or couldn’t, leave them. Promises of seemingly healthier hair, swifter […]

by Big Yogi, Radio One Columbus A child was born on May 13, 1950. Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris, and even later changed to what we all know him by today as Stevie Wonder. Blind at birth yet has seen more than many of us will see in a lifetime. […]

Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested early this morning and will be charged with third-degree rape involving a 15-year-old girl at a hotel in Montebello, N.Y., according to police. The Journal News reported that the victim was a runaway from the Bronx who was brought to the Holiday Inn by a pimp, according to Ramapo police supervisor […]