VIA: Aretha Franklin has not died, contrary to rumors rocketing across the Internet, a source close to the singer told the Free Press late Monday. The Detroit singer, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is “home, alive and recovering,” said the source, who requested anonymity because of sensitivity about Franklin’s health. Rumors that […]

From TheGrio Just as most music aficionados of a certain age probably recall exactly where they were when we first heard Teena Marie, we’ll likely never forget what we were doing when we received word of her untimely demise. News of the singer, songwriter, and producer’s death, which occurred on the 31st year of her […]

We at NewsOne decided to compile a list of Teena Marie’s Top 10 songs of all-time (in our opinion). Feel free to disagree and add your favorite songs. We just want this post to celebrate her music; so press play and jam out to our music legend. Rest in peace. Top 10 Teena Marie Songs […]

It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of R&B singer, songwriter, producer and musician Teena Marie. The California native was born on March 5, 1956 and named Mary Christine Brockert, but she was affectionately called Lady T by many of her fans. While Motown was a record label that became legendary for […]

LOS ANGELES — Teena Marie, the “Ivory Queen of Soul” who developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like “Lovergirl,” ”Square Biz,” and “Fire and Desire” with mentor Rick James, has died. She was 54. The confirmation came from a publicist, Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her […]

Deitrick Haddon has always had an astoundingly vivid imagination, one that could effectively be described as “next level.” For his fifth Verity Records CD (his 11th project overall), he has now graduated from out-the-box to off-the-planet. CHURCH ON THE MOON is an epic 18-song revelation of one Christian man considering the future of not only […]

If you are anything like most people you like to wrap with Christmas themed television on in the background. This week is chock-filled with things that both adults and children can tune into.

Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment have partnered with Chinese-born filmmaker Eva Jin to develop an untitled crime drama for Fox, reports Variety. Twentieth Century Fox TV is behind the untitled hourlong, which focuses on a crime-fighting female college student China. Smith, Lassiter and Overbrook are also developing an hourlong based on the feature […]

Kim Fields Holiday TV Special Airs THIS Sunday, December 19th at 7:00pm on TV One Washington, D.C. — Actress, producer, filmmaker and award winning director Kim Fields has executive produced and directed her first-ever Christmas special for TV, entitled, “Holiday Love.” Due to Kim’s love and appreciation for ministry, you have been selected amongst a […]

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is home from the hospital – and she’s already making plans for the holidays. In a statement released Wednesday, the Queen of Soul said she’s been home for three days and her family and friends are taking great care of her. Franklin says she also has a private nurse who […]

Mattel has immortalized Janet Jackson for a good cause with a new Barbie doll. The toy manufacturer has put a one-of-kind Divinely Janet doll up for bid at Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Project Angel Food, which delivers meals to Los Angeles-area families affected by terminal illnesses. Janet’s Barbie was inspired […]

Due to popular demand, LeAndria Johnson and Y’Anna Crawley, the winners of season two and three of BET’s hit gospel singing competition SUNDAY BEST, have been added to all-star lineup of performers on the number one gospel show on television CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL. The anointed songstresses will perform alongside season two runner-up Jessica Reedy and […]