Published on August 26th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

Last week, June 25, marked the 1 year anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson.  Jackson, often referred to as “The King of Pop”, is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time with over 750,000,000 sales. The popularity of his videos on MTV, helped to put the young channel on the map. As I was viewing his numerous great videos, READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on August 19th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

There are a number of qualifiers for this list. First, all listed must have had a significant career over the years. In my opinion, singers like Howard Hewitt, Maxwell, Tyrese and Usher, although extremely talented, don’t currently have the body of work to qualify for the list such as those listed.   READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on August 12th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

Recently, as I was thumbing through an old issue of Ebony magazine, I was amazed at the many different hairstyles worn by African Americans over the past 40 years. And what really stood out and caught my attention was the fact that many of the hairstyles worn back in the day, are still very popular today. Hence, The Top Ten Popular Hairstyles.
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Published on August 5th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

This top 10 list is based upon record sales, stage presence, top ten hits, Grammy Awards, longevity and the groups ability/talent to write songs, and play instruments. So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Greatest Black Male R&B Groups of All Time. Let the top 10 debate begin! READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on July 25th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Martin was a 17 year old high school student. On July 10, 2013, a jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and of manslaughter. This list of quotes is a tribute to depict the grace and dignity that the parents ( Tracy Martin & Sybrina Fulton) of Trayvon displayed before, during and after the trial. READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on July 9th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was a singer and entertainer. Often referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in church groups and worked his way up. He has been recognized as one of the most influential figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and incredible dancing. READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on July 5th 2013 by Leon Shepherd
This list features the “Top 10 Black News Stories of the Week.”  Making headlines this week include: an “Ugly White Woman”, “50 Cent Charged with Domestic Violence”, “Kerry Washington Gets Married,” “Meagon Good’s Sexy Dress,” and a “Guide on How Not to Get Shot by the Police.”

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Published on July 2nd 2013 by Leon Shepherd

This list features my “Top 10 Favorite Holidays” celebrated by African Americans. The list also includes days that are not federal holidays, but special days that are very popular within the African American community. Kwanzaa did not make the list because its a seven day celebration, instead of a one day celebration. And lastly, the list is not in order of importance or significance, but in order of popularity. So, without further ado, let the debate begin. READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on June 28th 2013 by Leon Shepherd

This list features the “Top 10 Black News Stories of the Week. Making headlines this week include: A Topless Shoplifter, Bad But Injections, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, Nelson Mandella, and Trayvon Martin’s final phone call. READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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Published on August 5th 2012 by Leon Shepherd

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all-time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. READ MORE/VIEW LIST…

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