Tag: diana ross

Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Tribute at the Grammys Gentrified the Genre

Jennifer Lopez (l) and Smokey Robinson perform at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) During Black History Month 2019, the Recording Academy decided to gentrify Motown by having Jennifer “Don’t Be Fooled By the Rocks that I Got” Lopez do a tribute to an undeniably black-ass genre […]

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Living History: The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Were a Celebration of Iconic Women

Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Cinderella could never. In the history of iconic glow ups, reality proved far more fantastical than fiction Sunday night at the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony, where the accomplishments […]

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Music, Fashion and Black Girl Magic: Join the Glow Up for the Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images for NARAS) The performance lineup for the 2019 Grammys may be “in flux,” but we know there will be plenty of showing out (and likely, plenty showing, in general) […]

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One Moment in Time: Only Once Have 2 Black Women Been Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in the Same Year 

(L-R): Portrait of Academy Award winning American actress Cicely Tyson smiling and raising her arms in the air during a visit to London, February 19th 1973. ; Singer Diana Ross sitting in front of a bank of press photographers at a press conference to promote her film ‘Lady Sings the Blues’, in London, September 14th […]

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It’s Her Turn: Diana Ross to be Honored at the 2019 Grammys, Will Perform Live

Singer Diana Ross, recepient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Can you feel a brand new day?! The Recording Academy is set to honor the legendary diva known as Diana Ross at […]

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First Look: Don Cornelius Tells Gladys Knight About His ‘Not Whitewashed, Not Toned-Down’ Vision in American Soul

Get ready for more love, peace and souuuuul in your life, because BET’s American Soul is coming. From BET’s press release: American Soul is the story about the struggle to make the dream of Soul Train come true. Set in the early 70’s, filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour, this is the untold story […]

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People Magazine Previews Michelle Williams as Diana Ross, Proves Not to Know What Diana Ross Looks Like

Screenshot: TV News (YouTube/People Magazine) We’ll be honest. When we heard former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams had been cast to play living legend Diana Ross in BET’s upcoming 1970s-era original series American Soul, we were dubious. After all, while, like Ross, Williams may have been one-third of one of the best-known girl groups in […]

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People Magazine Previews Michelle Williams as Diana Ross, Proves Not to Know What Diana Ross Looks Like [Updated]

Screenshot: TV News (YouTube/People Magazine) We’ll be honest. When we heard former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams had been cast to play living legend Diana Ross in BET’s upcoming 1970s-era original series American Soul, we were dubious. After all, while, like Ross, Williams may have been one-third of one of the best-known girl groups in […]

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Thanks-living: How a Few of Our Faves Gave Thanks This Holiday

Tracee Ellis Ross attends InStyle Badass Women Dinner on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for InStyle) Real talks? We don’t all agree that Thanksgiving is a holiday worth celebrating. After all, its colonialist roots resulted in the genocide and marginalization of indigenous people—and later, imported and immigrating people—the effects […]

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