From doo-wop to soul to gospel to blues, her 50-year career was the mature sound track for several generations.
The late, great artist would have turned 100 this month, and he doesn't get the respect he deserves.
A Twitter war broke out among black academics about Cornel West's rant about President Obama. But no one's talking about his elitist screed against a bellhop. Why not?
It's been a banner year for hip-hop and neo-soul veterans. The Root's roundup highlights spring's best offerings.
April brings eclectic offerings from The Root’s Roundup, from Spanish-and-African-flavored jazz to conscious rap to Pan-African neo-soul. Good listening awaits.
Two solo comebacks from members of Wu Tang and Floetry, and a remake of an Ellington classic -- all worth a listen.
Today she's largely forgotten. But no one sang a better, more searing tribute to the slain civil rights leader than R&B-and-jazz singer Big Maybelle.
From the Fugees to DJ Lovebug Starski, Teena Marie, aka Lady T, made soulful music that influenced an entire generation of hip-hop.
One hundred years ago this week, a group of Harlem musicians formed an organization that changed the way black musicians were perceived and treated.