MMF Celebrates Black History in Music, Feb. 28

On February 28, 1984 Michael Jackson swept the 26th Annual Grammy Awards with 8 wins of the success of his 1982 album, Thriller. He took home: Album of the Year, Record of the Year (‘Beat It’), Best Recording for Children (‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’), Best Pop Vocal Performance Male (‘Thriller’), Producer of the Year (along with Quincy Jones), Best R&B Vocal Performance Male (‘Billie Jean’), Best Rhythm and Blues Song; songwriter (‘Billie Jean’), and Best Rock Vocal Performance Male (‘Beat It’).

Here’s a compilation of his acceptance speech at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards.

Thriller was released on November 30, 1982. The album only featured 9 songs so for him to have won 8 Grammys for the album it’s like a Grammy per song! In addition to the 8 Grammy wins he won 8 AMAs, a special Merit Award, and 3 The video for ‘Thriller’ was more of a motion…

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Sarah Jessica Parker Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK, Reflects On How Reality TV Has Made Women More Catty (PHOTOS)

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For six seasons (and two movies), Carrie Bradshaw was the woman we all wanted to be or be friends with. And with the help of Sarah Jessica Parker , the role is one that will forever be cherished by women who’ve looked to her to help navigate through love and life.

For the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, the actress and cover girl shared why so many of us cling to her character of the hit HBO series Sex and the City, saying:

“She was a really good friend. That’s why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishnesses. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we’re not always the very best friends we can be… It’s kind of surprising to say, but…

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Al Sharpton’s Major Connection In Hip Hop by Jamal Watson

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It should come as no surprise that the Reverend Al Sharpton was featured as a prominent voice in the four-part series that aired this week on VH1 called “The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop.”

Based on the best-selling book written by record executive Steve Stoute, the documentary brilliantly interrogates the many ways that hip hop has greatly impacted all aspects of American culture since it made its debut several decades ago.

Music, cinema and fashion have always reflected the shifting political, social and cultural current of our nation.

For example, when Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn starred in the controversial 1967 American comedy drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” the movie was widely hailed by cultural critics as an endorsement of racial integration, a sentiment that was being expressed at the time by the ideological teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others who offered a…

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