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Past articles by Gail:

Jill Scott Takes L.A. Fans Back to Day One With ‘Who Is Jill Scott?’ Anniversary Tour

Grammy winner’s stop at the Hollywood Bowl also featured opener the Adam Blackstone Band → Read More

CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom’: See 2023 Performance Photos of Nelly, Chloe Bailey & More

Airing on both CNN and OWN, the live concert telecast was staged at LA venue the Greek Theatre and boasted an array of music stars. → Read More

Ledisi, Raphael Saadiq, Big Freedia and Digable Planets Help Close Second Day of Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

The annual two-day event with host Arsenio Hall also welcomed Samara Joy, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Bell Biv DeVoe, among other performers. → Read More

Erykah Badu Gives Master Class in Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop at Los Angeles Concert

The Grammy-winning artist performed at the Arena on June 17 as part of her Unfollow Me tour. → Read More

Billboard Introduces New Industry-Voted Award for Annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players List

Voting for the inaugural R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players’ Choice Award is now open. → Read More

Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players’ Choice Award: Vote for the Most Impactful Executive

The peer-voted award allows the music industry to participate in Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players ranking of the genres’ most influential executives. → Read More

Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Jermaine Dupri Named 2023 Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame Honorees

Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame announces 2023 honorees, which includes Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Jermaine Dupri. → Read More

Amazon’s Amp Premieres Emerging Artist Program ‘The Come Up’

Live audio show will focus on Atlanta-based hip-hop talent with hosts Kenny Burns, Big Bank, DJ Kash, Paige Shari and Su Solo. → Read More

Black Music Month Is Here to Stay: Co-Founders Celebrate Biden’s Presidential Proclamation Locking In the Name

Kenneth Gamble & Dyana Williams talk about the “joyful moment” they found out about the White House’s move, which comes in tandem with tonight’s Juneteenth concert. → Read More

Femme It Forward and Google Pixel Establish Femme It Future Scholarship

New partnership is being announced in tandem with third year of mentorship program Next Gem Femme → Read More

Janet Jackson Brings Fans ‘Together Again’ at Hollywood Bowl Concert

The Grammy winner’s long-anticipated tour arrived in L.A. with special guest Ludacris. → Read More

NBC News Chronicles ’50 Years Fly: The Rise, Fall and Revolution of Hip-Hop Fashion’: Watch the Trailer

Digital documentary measuring genre’s influence premieres June 15. → Read More

Dear Music Industry: Don’t Let DEI Die

Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are already backsliding, but we can’t let them go. → Read More

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trailblazer Tina Turner Dies at 83

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music,” read a statement on her Instagram account. → Read More

Teyana Taylor, Muni Long, Bell Biv DeVoe, Fat Joe & More Among Harlem Festival of Culture Performers

Hip-hop legend MC Lyte will host the inaugural three-day event on Randall’s Island in NYC. → Read More

Inside the New ‘Love to Love You, Donna Summer’ Documentary: ‘It Was a Mourning & Healing Process for Everyone Involved’

Summer’s daughter Brooklyn Sudano & Roger Ross Williams discuss “not making your typical music documentary” for the project, premiering Saturday on HBO. → Read More

Artist Publishing Group and Makasound Records Set New Partnership

Two signees are also being announced: producers Rob Holladay and Aye YB → Read More

Rapper Young Lo Killed in Miami Nightclub Shooting at 37: ‘He Was Just Great Energy,’ Hitmaka Says

Young Lo’s credits include collaborations with Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Ray J & Tyga. → Read More

Mary J. Blige & Pepsi Announce Inaugural Strength of a Woman Scholarship

The award is among $200,000 in donations to organizations and initiatives on behalf of the Grammy winner’s upcoming female empowerment festival and summit. → Read More

Kool & the Gang Celebrate 60th Anniversary With New Album ‘People Just Wanna Have Fun’

The Grammy-winning band’s 34th studio set arrives in July. → Read More