Activists said they were inspired, "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.
ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.
Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.
LOS ANGELES - On a recent Saturday night in the heart of Boyle Heights, a unique event was held.
CHICAGO - Some here call it the Wal-Mart of music festivals, others term it Monopolooza - either way, the three-day music fest expected to rock the city Aug. 6-8 comes with controversy.
SAN FRANCISCO - For some years now, bassist, composer, band leader and educator Marcus Shelby has been bringing to musical life some of the most dramatic and significant episodes in American freedom and civil rights struggles.
PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.
Lena Horne, an African American pioneer who fought for equality as an artist-activist, died May 9 at age 92. She is remembered as a crusader for civil rights and a symbol of black pride.
Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.
Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.