10 Best Charles Mingus Songs of All Time

Charles Mingus is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz composers and bassists of all time. His music is known for its complexity, improvisation, and a unique blend of jazz, blues, and classical music. Mingus was not just a musician but also a poet, activist, and bandleader who pushed the boundaries of jazz music


10 Best Smashing Pumpkins Songs of All Time

The Smashing Pumpkins, formed in Chicago in 1988, rose to fame in the early 1990s with their blend of alternative rock, heavy metal, and dream pop. With Billy Corgan at the helm as the band’s songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, they became known for their intricate guitar work, powerful drumming, and poetic lyrics. The band’s discography


20 Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time

The Grateful Dead is a legendary American rock band that has been entertaining music enthusiasts for over five decades. The band’s unique sound, which blends elements of rock, folk, blues, country, and jazz, has inspired countless artists and has earned the Dead a dedicated following known as “Deadheads.” With a vast catalog of songs spanning


20 Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. Throughout his career, Cohen wrote and recorded numerous timeless classics that continue to captivate audiences to this day. From his introspective and melancholic ballads to his more upbeat and soulful compositions, Cohen’s


10 Best Houston Guitar Lessons & Teachers

The city of Houston, Texas, has an incredibly diverse and vibrant music scene that caters to a wide range of tastes and styles. With its rich musical heritage, it’s no surprise that Houston is home to some of the best guitar lessons available. Whether you’re a beginner looking to pick up your first instrument or


The women behind the Black Press

By Nadira Jamerson, Word in Black In the past few years, we’ve seen Ida B. Wells — one of the most prominent journalists, anti-lynching activists, and women’s rights activists in history — finally get the recognition she deserves.  The Ida B. Wells Society was launched in 2016. In 2018, the New York Times belatedly ran


Anson Asaka: celebrating Black women

By Reuben Greene, Special to the AFRO In honor of Women’s History Month, painter Anson Asaka recently debuted his latest exhibition, “The Black Queen In All Of Her Splendor and Glory,” with an opening reception at Katsea Gallery on West Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson, Md. The exhibit features a stunning collection of portraits that highlight


Statement from the National Bankers Association on Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank

Today, National Bankers Association (NBA) President & CEO Nicole Elam Esq. and Chairman Robert James  II released the following statement regarding Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank.   “In light of recent industry events, the National Bankers Association wants to assure consumers that your money is  safe with minority banks. Minority depository institutions are very


Let’s take they mystery out of menopause

By: Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer There is a lot about menopause that is mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. Most of the time when the average American thinks about menopause, they conjure images of a woman experiencing vasomotor symptoms of the condition – the hot flashes and the night sweats.