After nearly seven decades in the entertainment industry, first at the helm of the Motown machine in the 1960s and 70s and now a larger multimedia empire, Berry Gordy has announced his retirement. Gordy, 89, told the crowd who had gathered during Motown’s 60th-anniversary program in Detroit, “I have come full circle. It is only appropriate [to […]


Singer William Guest, an original member of Gladys Knight and The Pips, died of congestive heart failure on Christmas Eve

Gospel songstress Anita Wilson is in studio hanging out with the morning show family! She talks about working on album number 3, and what’s next in terms…

Smokey Robinson has written some of the most beautiful and tender pop songs of the modern age, but he didn’t get where he is today…

  via:eurweb According to Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association, former Temptations member Damon Harris (born Otis Robert Harris, Jr.) died Monday evening at the age of 62. Wilson’s report didn’t reveal the cause of death, but Harris had been suffering from prostate cancer. Harris was born on July 17, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

  via:christianpost   Evangelist T. D. Jakes’ latest foray into filmmaking includes the making of “Sparkle,” planned for release next week. The film will forever be known as Whitney Houston’s last performance in a movie before her untimely death last February.  Jakes was able to assemble not only Houston, but an ensemble of actors that […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network, will be leading a number of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities in New York City this weekend. RELATED: NewsOne’s MLK Day Brotherhood Awards! SEE ALSO: Black Latinos Talk Struggles On Monday morning, January 16, Sharpton will be joined by Motown Records founder Berry […]

Smokey tells a great story of how the song came to be and why the tune’s famous guitar lick was almost ditched.

The Supremes are celebrating 50 Years and to comemorate this milestone, a new DVD is about to be released with performance footage from The Ed Sullivan Show.

Edwards served as senior vice president, corporate secretary and director of Motown International Operations, where she was charged with exposing the famed “Motown sound” to international audiences.