Raves & Diversity

Detroit, Michigan has always been known as a city in which black people were able to successfully thrive and cultivate their creative talents. Because of the new sounds of Detroit Techno music, a new music scene followed. In the late 1980s, the local rave scene began to thrive. These places were typically populated with young, […]

P-Funk

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WOZwwRH6XU[/embedyt]Pure funk, shortened as “P Funk”, is a style pionered by the well known artist George Clinton. His style of music used his lyrics to promote liberation and self determination within the black community. With inspiration from the Black Power Movement and increased support of black nationalism, he was able to combine these things […]

What difference does it make? By Ivy Watkins

For people of color/ people of the African diaspora, music has meant everything to us. To call music, sound, and dance a saving grace for our culture and generations is an understatement. Because we were captured from Africa, forced across the Atlantic Ocean, and enslaved for years! Our history was supposed to be lost when […]

Rock and Roll

Rock and roll was created in the 1950’s as a deritivate of rhythm and blues also known as R&B. By 1954-55, cover records were omnipresent force n pop music. White teenergers were inspired by R&B music but did not duppprt the black artist who create it, as a result of this cover records were made. […]

Poetic Justice

Ivy Watkins Dr. Johnson MWF 2 pm In recent times, crimes of police brutality against black people has been exposed through videography in the media. Following this exposition, little to nothing as been done to change the narrative, to protect our people, or simply punish those who do wrong against the innocent while wearing a […]

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez was on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born into a musical family who performed a Las Vegas style set to entertain tourist at Waikiki Beach. As a child he began learning the guitar, piano, and drums while also learning to sing and dance like his idols, […]

Erykah Badu

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGxxdas5byo[/embedyt]Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. Being raised by her actress mother, Badu was constantly exposed to the world of art. She attended a magnet arts school, Booker T Washington High School, where her singing, dancing, and acting skills were properly nourished and cultivated. After she […]