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  • White Gentrification Causes Debate Among ‘Black Beverly Hills’ Residents

    Jul 23, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *As one of the few neighborhoods that boast a mostly prosperous African American populace, Southern California’s View Park neighborhood is looked on with pride by those who recognize it as a symbol of African American success that doubles as a stronghold of black culture. But with a growing presence of white people, some residents are […]

  • UNCF Announces New Michael Jackson and Ray Charles Scholarships

    May 19, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is putting the icon status of Michael Jackson and Ray Charles towards a great cause with the establishment of two new scholarship programs. A press release reveals the Michael Jackson scholarship will provide financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the upcoming […]

  • Unauthorized Aretha Bio Highlights Alleged Orgies, Addiction and Insecurity

    Oct 31, 14 by Qwest7 18 Comments

    *Aretha Franklin may be the Queen of Soul, but a new unauthorized biography reveals some less than royal things about her and her rise to fame. In the book, titled “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin,” noted biographer David Ritz details Franklin’s journey from child prodigy to legendary entertainer as well as times when she […]

  • Mike Tyson Has Jamie Foxx In Mind For Playing Him in Biopic

    Jul 29, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Looks like Mike Tyson may be jumping on the biopic trend that’s saturating TV and movies nowadays. And he already has someone in mind to play him in a movie. Who could be? Non other than Jamie Foxx, of course. In an interview with the Associated Press, Tyson, who recently revealed he was in talks […]

  • Ray Charles’ Legacy Gets Stamp of Approval … Forever! (Photos)

    Sep 25, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *In the late 50’s the atmosphere in America was beginning to percolate from the movement for civil rights. And as this movement continued to grow and develop, and ultimately reach it’s peak throughout the sixties, it was the music of Ray Charles that would heal the souls of black and white alike. His vocal styling’s […]

  • Billy Osborn and Ray Charles in the Recording Studio

    Apr 12, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *International recording artist Billy Osborne’s irrepressible vocals, poetic lyrics, and evocative musicianship are a faint reflection of the remarkable gifts that characterize the Providence, Rhode Island, native son. Billy spent the early part of his illustrious career enchanting music lovers as a key percussionist for some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including […]