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A cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the chapel") music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.
"A Rose Is Still a Rose" is a 1998 single written and produced by Lauryn Hill and recorded and released by singer Aretha Franklin off the album of the same name.
ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from October 14, 1972, to July 1, 1997, usually in the late afternoon on week days.
Academic grading in the United States commonly takes on the form of five letter grades.
The Academy of Achievement, officially known as the American Academy of Achievement, was founded in 1961 by Sports Illustrated and LIFE magazine photographer Brian Reynolds to bring together accomplished people from diverse fields in order to network and to encourage the next generation of young leaders.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
The African diaspora consists of the worldwide collection of communities descended from Africa's peoples, predominantly in the Americas.
African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of musics and musical genres largely developed by African Americans.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.
"All Falls Down" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West.
"All That I Can Say" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
The musical term alto, meaning "high" in Italian (Latin: altus), refers to the second highest part of a contrapuntal musical texture and is also applied to its associated vocal range, especially in choral music.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
ARTISTdirect is an online digital media entertainment company.
As the World Turns (often referred to as ATWT) is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
Bar Mitzvah (בַּר מִצְוָה) is a Jewish coming of age ritual for boys.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Bedford–Stuyvesant (colloquially known as Bed–Stuy and Bedford-Stuy) is a neighborhood of 153,000 inhabitants in the north central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton.
Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
The 5th BET Awards took place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2005.
In Christian communities, Bible study is the study of the Bible by ordinary people as a personal religious or spiritual practice.
William Henry Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
Blunted on Reality is the debut studio album released by American hip hop group Fugees.
Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions.
The Bob Marley Museum is a museum in Kingston, Jamaica, dedicated to the reggae musician Bob Marley.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (also known as the BDS Movement) is a global campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets what the campaign describes as " obligations under international law", defined as withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation barrier in the West Bank, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and promotion of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive and actor.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is a book by Jeff Chang chronicling the early hip hop scene.
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" is a 1967 single credited to Frankie Valli.
Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.
Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious orders, and subsequent cover-ups, in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to numerous allegations, investigations, trials and convictions.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, often shortened to the Catholic League, is an American Catholic anti-defamation and civil rights organization.
The Catskill Mountains, also known as the Catskills, are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains, located in southeastern New York.
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1975), known professionally as CeeLo Green (or Cee Lo Green), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
Chant Down Babylon is a remix album by various hip hop and rock artists covering songs by Bob Marley & The Wailers, released in 1999.
Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film that is based on the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts.
Chastain Memorial Park (originally known as the North Fulton Park, commonly known as Chastain Park) is the largest city park in Atlanta, Georgia.
CNBC is an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Columbia High School is a four-year comprehensive regional public high school in Maplewood, New Jersey, which serves students in ninth through twelfth grades, as the lone secondary school of the South Orange-Maplewood School District, which includes Maplewood and South Orange, neighboring communities in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
A compilation album comprises tracks, either previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers.
Concerning Violence is a 2014 documentary film written and directed by Göran Olsson.
Conspiracy Theory is a 1997 American political action thriller film directed by Richard Donner.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (commonly referred to simply as The Cosmopolitan or The Cosmo) is a luxury resort casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
The term cult usually refers to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974), better known by his stage name D'Angelo (pronounced di-Angelo), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, also known as Block Party, is a 2005 documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry.
David Browne (born 19 May 1960) is an American journalist and author.
The decolonisation of Africa took place in the mid-to-late 1950s, very suddenly, with little preparation.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
"Doo Wop (That Thing)" is the debut solo single from American recording artist Lauryn Hill.
E! News, previously known as E! News Daily and E! News Live, is the flagship entertainment newscast of the E! network in the United States.
East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Elle is a worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.
Esquire is an American men's magazine, published by the Hearst Corporation in the United States.
Essence is a monthly magazine for African-American women between the ages of 18 and 49.
"Everything Is Everything" is the third and final single from American recording artist Lauryn Hill's debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998).
"Ex-Factor" is the second single from American recording artist Lauryn Hill from her debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998).
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
The Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury (FCI Danbury) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Danbury, Connecticut.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Fox News (officially known as the Fox News Channel, commonly abbreviated to FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
"Fu-Gee-La" is a song by the Fugees.
Fugees (sometimes The Fugees; formerly Tranzlator Crew) was an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the early-1990s.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (previously called Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female) was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to female recording artists for quality R&B songs.
The Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance was an honor presented to female recording artists at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003 and the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004 for quality rap solo performances.
The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality pop songs on which singers collaborate.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works on albums in the R&B music genre.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded between 1970 and 2011.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1969.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Haiti (Haïti; Ayiti), officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea.
Haitian Americans (haïtien américain; ayisyen ameriken) are Americans of Haitian descent.
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Hav Plenty is a 1998 American independent film released by Miramax Films, based on an eventful weekend in the life of Lee Plenty (Christopher Scott Cherot), written and directed by Cherot.
Here and Now is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 19, 1992 to January 2, 1993.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" is a Gospel hymn.
The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs is a record chart that ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.
In justice and law, house arrest (also called home confinement, home detention, or, in modern times, electronic monitoring) is a measure by which a person is confined by the authorities to a residence.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
Instant film is a type of photographic film introduced by Polaroid to be used in an instant camera (and, with accessory hardware, many other professional film cameras).
Interpolation refers to different things in classical music and hip hop music.
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American readers.
John Forté (born January 30, 1975) is an American recording artist, composer, music producer, educator and activist.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
King of the Hill is a 1993 drama film written and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The Kings Theatre, formerly Loew's Kings Theatre, is a live performance venue in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements are social movements that advocate for LGBT+ people in society.
This page lists the awards won by the singer Lauryn Hill.
This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States of the Nielsen SoundScan era.
Caribbean music genres are diverse.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
"Lose Myself" is a 2007 song by American singer/rapper Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Alexis Liu Yu Ling, December 2, 1968) is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer and artist.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.
Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; born August 3, 1941) is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock.
Michelle Lynn Johnson, better known as Meshell Ndegeocello (born August 29, 1968), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Miami Gardens is a suburban city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football.
The Miami New Times is a newspaper published in Miami and distributed every Thursday.
Michel Gondry (born 8 May 1963) is a French independent film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, dancer and record producer.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
MTV Unplugged was an American television series on MTV showcasing musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments.
MTV Unplugged No.
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Neo soul is a genre of popular music.
"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)" is a single from American hip hop artist Ms. Lauryn Hill.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
"No Woman, No Cry" is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
An Off-Broadway theatre is any professional venue in Manhattan in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, inclusive.
Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.
Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice since 1971.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.
Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II; Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła;; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
PR Newswire is a distributor of press releases based in New York City.
Pras (born Prakazrel Samuel Michél; October 19, 1972) is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Raggamuffin Music Festival (Raggamuffin) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which concluded its first tour in 2008.
Rashia Tashan Fisher (born December 18, 1974) is an American rapper, model and actress better known by her stage name Rah Digga.
Ramallah (رام الله) is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located north of Jerusalem at an average elevation of above sea level, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Ramallah was historically an Arab Christian town. Today Muslims form the majority of the population of nearly 27,092 in 2007, with Christians making up a significant minority.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
"Ready or Not" is a song by the American hip hop group Fugees, from their second studio album The Score (1996).
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
"Repercussions" is a song that was released by American recording artist Lauryn Hill on July 29, 2010, through BoyWonder Entertainment.
Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow and Simon Baker.
Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Marley, OD (née Anderson; born 25 July 1946), is a Cuban-born Jamaican singer and the widow of Bob Marley.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer.
Robert Hilburn (born September 25, 1939) is an American pop music critic and author.
Rock the Bells was an annual hip-hop festival that originally took place in Southern California only, but has since toured throughout the world.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Rohan Anthony Marley (born 19 May 1972) is an entrepreneur and former American football player.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005.
Romantic comedy (also known as the portmanteaus romedy or romcom) is a genre with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles.
Ruffhouse Records is an American record label founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo as a joint venture with Columbia Records.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
Salt-N-Pepa (also stylized as Salt 'N' Pepa, Salt 'N Pepa) are an American hip-hop/rap trio from New York City, New York.
Santa Rosa (lit. Spanish for "Saint Rose") is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States.
Santana is a Latin music and rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (popularly known as the Seattle P-I, the Post-Intelligencer, or simply the P-I) is an online newspaper and former print newspaper based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Showtime at the Apollo (formerly It's Showtime at the Apollo and Apollo Live) is a syndicated music television show, first broadcast on September 12, 1987 to May 24, 2008 with 1093 episodes, and is produced by the Apollo Theater.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American musical comedy film loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson, and starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
"So High" is a fourth and the last single from John Legend's debut album Get Lifted.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Soul food is a variety of cuisine originating in the Southeastern United States.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
South Orange, officially the Township of South Orange Village, is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Stockholm Jazz Festival, established in 1980, is an annual jazz festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
Supernatural is the seventeenth studio album by Latin rock band Santana.
Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary film directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck.
Syleena Johnson (born September 2, 1976) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress.
T: The New York Times Style Magazine is a perfect-bound magazine dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage.
Tanya Blount (born September 25, 1977, Washington, D.C., United States) is an African American actress, author and musician.
Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, and trusts.
Tel Aviv (תֵּל אָבִיב,, تل أَبيب) is the second most populous city in Israel – after Jerusalem – and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The Best Man is a 1999 African American romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action thriller film based on Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name.
The Education of Sonny Carson is a 1974 film based on the best-selling autobiography of Sonny Carson.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Howard Stern Show is an American talk radio show hosted by Howard Stern.
"The Hymn of Joy" (often called "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" after the first line) is a poem written by Henry van Dyke in 1907 with the intention of musically setting it to the famous "Ode to Joy" melody of the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's final symphony, Symphony No. 9.
The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in ''The Matrix'' trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers.
The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers.
The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
The Mis-Education of the Negro is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Passion of the Christ: Songs is an album of songs inspired by The Passion of the Christ.
The Pocket Essentials is a series of small, A6 sized books on various subjects.
The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics, culture and progressivism with a pronounced liberal perspective.
The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.
The Root is an online magazine launched on January 28, 2008, by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald E. Graham, and was owned by Graham Holdings Company through its online subsidiary, The Slate Group.
The Roots is an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 on Columbia Records.
The Star-Ledger is the largest circulated newspaper in the U.S. state of New Jersey and is based in Newark.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.
The Times-Picayune is an American newspaper published in New Orleans, Louisiana, since January 25, 1837.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
"Turn Your Lights Down Low" is a song by Bob Marley & The Wailers from their 1977 album Exodus.
Twelfth Night, or What You WillUse of spelling, capitalization, and punctuation in the First Folio: "Twelfe Night, Or what you will" is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (in case citations, D.N.J.) is a federal court in the Third Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Vada Nobles is a record producer and songwriter.
Vatican City (Città del Vaticano; Civitas Vaticana), officially the Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Stato della Città del Vaticano; Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is an independent state located within the city of Rome.
The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (formerly "The Voodoo Music Experience"), commonly referred to as Voodoo or Voodoo Fest, is a multi-day music and arts festival held in City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Voter registration (or enrollment) is the requirement that a person otherwise eligible to vote register (or enroll) on an electoral roll before they will be entitled or permitted to vote.
Warner Theatre is a theatre located at 513 13th Street, N.W. in downtown Washington, D.C. The theatre is attached to an office building called the Warner Building located on 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The West Bank (الضفة الغربية; הגדה המערבית, HaGadah HaMa'aravit) is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, the bulk of it now under Israeli control, or else under joint Israeli-Palestinian Authority control.
What Happened, Miss Simone? is a 2015 biographical documentary film about Nina Simone directed by Liz Garbus.
What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records.
"Who's Lovin' You" is a Motown soul song, written in 1960 by William "Smokey" Robinson.
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host.
Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown.
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.
XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.
Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor and film director.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
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The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.