Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

June 17: This Day in Black Music History was originally published on

1. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

1987:Happy Birthday to Hip Hop artist Kendrick Lamar

2. Ronald Winans

Ronald Winans

2005:Ronald Winans passed away on this day. He was a member of the Award Winning Gospel Family, The Winans. (Photo: YouTube)