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YouTube Lawyer inspires during Black and Women’s History Months

By Derrel Jazz Johnson Inspiration can always be found all around us, even within us. Carletta Higginson, Director, Global Head of Music Publishing at YouTube, found inspiration in a classic television show that not only inspired her but changed the lives of others who look like her. Being the only Black girl in her lower …

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DJ D-Nice shares how he is using his talents to help worldwide during Coronavirus Pandemic

Derrick Jones, better known as hip-hop legend DJ D-Nice, already enjoyed a great deal of success, having played at the White House for President Obama and the 50th birthday party of Sean “Diddy” Combs to name two of his high-profile bookings. But now, after launching “Home School,” a social distancing party on Instagram Live, he …

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Global Music Icon Janet Jackson Returns to Las Vegas for Epic Residency

(Photos by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ) by Derrel Johnson Global music icon Janet Jackson made her performance debut at MGM Casino in Las Vegas, at the tender age of 7. Some 46 years later, Jackson is back at MGM and she returns replete with her massive catalog of hits and an army of dancers. The singer …

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Brian McKnight Celebrates Love, Prince, and Whitney Houston in Las Vegas Concert

by Derrel Johnson Singer, producer, songwriter and musician Brian McKnight took his audience on a journey through his 27-year career of creating beautiful music while also paying homage to some of the greatest performers of all time during his recent concert at the 1,500-seat Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Performing songs from his 1992 …

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Today’s Hip Hop: Sports TV Station Ownership and Leadership

By Mashari Grissom Photo: Ice Cube and LL Cool J taken by Dylan Buell (Getty Images) Thank you for Hip Hop—was the comment that resonated the most on social media after LL Cool J and Ice Cube’s recent business venture was announced. The two legendary Rappers stapled in Hip Hop history, are in the process …

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Travis Scott Performing at Superbowl Only if NFL Donates To A Charity of His Choice

by Mashari Grissom Despite the controversy around NFL, the Rapper and Producer Travis Scott will be performing at the Super Bowl LIII. It was announced in early January that Scott will headline Pepsi’s Super Bowl weekend party at Planet Pepsi in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, Feb. 1. The performance will be held days before the …

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Brings Great Entertainment Back to South New Jersey

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Since opening June 2018, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has reinvigorated the city with top-notch entertainment in its first six months of existence. With some of the biggest names in entertainment stepping through the doors of the Hard Rock, including Drake, Janet Jackson, Pitbull and Kevin Hart to name …

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A Queen, Mother Among Women: The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

“Look at what you done for me… you make me feel so good inside “flowed as effortlessly as honey from a knife from a diva whose signature voice moved generations of people. Listening to Aretha Franklin’s breathtaking performance at the Kennedy Center before President Barack Obama was an exemplar of how a woman, grown gracefully …

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