Whitney Houston will be laid to rest privately near her childhood church in Newark, NJ and will not have a public memorial according to NBC New York. The 18,000-seat Prudential Center had been planned as a setting for a public memorial, but the family decided overnight to keep services private, a source confirmed. Read more […]

The white bricklayer from Virginia defied stereotypes and centuries of racist laws when he married Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American. Convicted of violating a law against interracial marriage, the Lovings fought for their rights and won a landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down such bans nationwide. Read:Black Love Their lives […]

Black love is passionate and inspiring.  Iconic writer Zora Neale Hurston once said, “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”  Here are the couples NewsOne has chosen that demonstrate the true essence of what Black love is all about. Happy Valentine’s Day! 1)Barack and Michelle Obama:  Their love is authentic, and they […]

Our very own Make Up Artist to the Stars, Kym Lee shared the set with Whitney Houston for 3 months in Detroit Michigan. Check out this exclusive interview as Kym remebers Whitney Houston!

The entire music industry mourn the lost of a true musical legend! -Richard Smallwood Wow. I’m still stunned and numb. All I can say there will never be another voice like hers. It was the kind of instrument that comes once in a lifetime, never to be duplicated again. She was an icon, a legend […]

Love is a word that is tossed around like germs in the air and without regard to what we are really saying.  When we speak the words that are implanted with the word Love in it…..we are committing ourselves to an act, a belief and a standard of friendship that forces us to raise the bar. There […]

A student at Brigham Young conducted a survey as to what was the number of educated student that were familiar with the black culture. The funny thing is he is white and was made up as a black man. Though the video is hilarious it is also disturbing at how ignorant we all really are […]

Happy Monday! I thought I would post this video to bless. Perhaps it will encourage you and remind you of the God that we serve. Enjoy! Introducing Jesus Christ – Steve Harvey from Risen Magazine on Vimeo.

Wallace Best, a professor of religion at Princeton University compiled a list of the 10 best gospel songs. He says that gospel is the most “American” of American music. It is the roots of R&B and rock and perhaps the most influential genre of music there is. Coming up with a list of the best […]

Last night, the 54th annual Grammy Awards aired. Unfortunately there is a large portion of the show that goes unaired. However gospel recording artist Le’Andria Johnson did win her first Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for her single “Jesus.” She also performed at the Pre-Telecast Ceremony with Trin-i-tee 5:7, Kim Burrell and Kelly […]

From Journalist Terron Austin of During a recent interview on the red carpet at Kelly Price’s pre-Grammy show in Los Angeles, CA (Kelly Price & Friends: Unplugged – “For the Love of R&B”), Adrian Anderson (formerly of gospel music’s Trinitee 5:7) is briefly interrupted by R&B legend Whitney Houston. Sadly this is one of the last appearances […]