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.

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This past year, these actors, musicians, and other notables departed from this earth. NewsOne remembers those we lost in 2012 here. Jimmy Castor: Pop and…

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late singer Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s hall of fame. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4, reports AP. Richie, who performed with The Commodores at the Apollo in the 1970s, has hits that include “Stuck on You” and “Endless […]

Legendary Singer Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who succeeded against all odds to tear down barriers, both musical and cultural, in a uniquely honest style. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in an inspiring speech, describing her amazing rise from poverty […]

A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy at a private funeral for the late legend to take place on Saturday. A statement released Tuesday from Sharpton’s rep said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not yet announced. […]

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Etta James died on Friday, but her voice will be with us forever. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about James. SEE ALSO: Brad, Angelina Expecting? Tea Party Leaders To Endorse Newt Gingrich 1) “Etta James” Isn’t Her Real Name Nope. It is Jamesetta Hawkins. According to reporting by The Washington Post, legendary […]

Singing Legend Etta James, whose best for wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said, reports CNN. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, […]

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Etta James has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73 and had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2010.…

After nearly a month from being declared terminally ill, Singer Etta James’ longtime friend and manager says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital. According to the Associated Press, Lupe De Leon confirmed that James was released Thursday after the singer’s condition improved enough for her to be taken off a breathing […]

Things are looking up for “At Last” singer Etta James. The 73-year-old blues great’s manager has confirmed the singer’s condition has improved and that James is now breathing on her own after being taken off a respirator. Lupe De Leon told The Associated Press Friday that James’ blood pressure is also back to normal. Diagnosed […]

Etta James who was recently diagnosed as terminally ill has been taken off her respirator; she is now breathing on her own! James was put on the respirator on the the 21st after she as having trouble breathing. The “At Last” singer is suffering from terminal leukemia and dementia. Etta James Terminally Ill VIDEO: Brandy […]