Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and a host of others will perform at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, and we want to watch it with you!
Join The Root and contributor Bassey Ikpi on Twitter for live commentary on the awards show. In addition to tributes to Donna Summer and the Adam "MCA" Yauch, the show will feature a special tribute to Whitney Houston. Ikpi will live-tweet reactions and commentary.
Also, Ikpi's nonprofit organization, the Siwe Project, is launching an event called International No Shame Day on July 2. It's a day to help reduce stigma surrounding mental health and illness in the global black community. She'll also host a panel on black mental health at Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing event. Register for the events here.