What Happened to this Black Innovation? The Real Origins of Country Music

The backlash and controversy over Beyoncé performing at the 2016 Country Music Awards was a powerful reminder of just how far the genre has strayed away from its roots. The average connoisseur of country music likely has little appreciation for (or knowledge of) the genre’s true origins: with Black people. There would be no Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, or Rascal …

What Happened to this Black Innovation? The Real Origins of Country Music

The backlash and controversy over Beyoncé performing at the 2016 Country Music Awards was a powerful reminder of just how far the genre has strayed away from its roots. The average connoisseur of country music likely has little appreciation for (or knowledge of) the genre’s true origins: with Black people. There would be no Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, or Rascal …

What Happened to this Black Innovation? The Real Origins of Country Music

The backlash and controversy over Beyoncé performing at the 2016 Country Music Awards was a powerful reminder of just how far the genre has strayed away from its roots. The average connoisseur of country music likely has little appreciation for (or knowledge of) the genre’s true origins: with Black people. There would be no Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, or Rascal …

Things To Do This Week: Celebrate Juneteenth

2017 marks the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth –  the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Although many associate Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the end of this brutal practice, it wasn’t until two years later that Union soldiers announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud …

Things To Do This Week: Celebrate Juneteenth

2017 marks the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth –  the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Although many associate Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the end of this brutal practice, it wasn’t until two years later that Union soldiers announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud …

Things To Do This Week: Celebrate Juneteenth

2017 marks the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth –  the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Although many associate Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the end of this brutal practice, it wasn’t until two years later that Union soldiers announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud …

How the “Briefcase Salesman” Became a Car Dealing King

Heralded as the “Auto Dealer Advocate” by Black Enterprise, Al Johnson broke barriers in the automobile industry, and readily paved a way for others to follow. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Johnson became the first African-American to be awarded a General Motors franchise and later became a leading independent Cadillac dealer.   To do so, he capitalized on the attempted …

How the “Briefcase Salesman” Became a Car Dealing King

Heralded as the “Auto Dealer Advocate” by Black Enterprise, Al Johnson broke barriers in the automobile industry, and readily paved a way for others to follow. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Johnson became the first African-American to be awarded a General Motors franchise and later became a leading independent Cadillac dealer.   To do so, he capitalized on the attempted …

How the “Briefcase Salesman” Became a Car Dealing King

Heralded as the “Auto Dealer Advocate” by Black Enterprise, Al Johnson broke barriers in the automobile industry, and readily paved a way for others to follow. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Johnson became the first African-American to be awarded a General Motors franchise and later became a leading independent Cadillac dealer.   To do so, he capitalized on the attempted …

PushBlack’s Picks for Father’s Day

Help him keep that summertime fine with the Bevel Shave System and Trimmer. 3. Let your Dad stunt link the champs with this Golden State Warriors jersey. 3. It’s summertime – and you know you want some of your Dad’s famous grilled chicken, fish or ribs. Incentivize that summer grillin’ with some grill master spices! 4. Dads always need to …