Raven-Symoné and LeVar Burton Honored for Work in Kids Programming

*Raven-Symoné and LeVar Burton were among the honorees at Variety’s first-ever Family Entertainment Awards, presented by Kidoodle. Raven-Symoné, star of “Raven’s Home” and Burton, beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” received the storytelling visionary award for their contributions to kids’ programming, Variety reports.  “Kids are the smartest people I know,” Raven-Symoné told audience members at The


New Edition ‘The Legacy Tour’ 2023

Iconic Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B supergroup NEW EDITION closed out 2022 with the highly successful “The Culture Tour,” nominated as one of the Top R&B Tours in the country by Pollstar. Selling out arenas across the country, the icons and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC) are happy to announce the 30-city “LEGACY TOUR” with a must-see lineup that includes a New Jack Swing reunion with KEITH SWEAT and


SZA Announces ‘SOS’ Arena Tour Dates

SZA is among the many R&B acts going on tour in 2023. The Grammy winner has announced her first-ever arena tour, the SOS North American Tour. Powered by Live Nation, the tour begins Feb. 21, 2023, at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. From there, SZA will travel nationwide, playing various U.S. cities including Chicago, Washington, D.C.


The 30 Best R&B Albums of 2022

Despite the debates, R&B is alive and thriving in 2022, especially with quality albums from blossoming newcomers and flourishing veterans. It’s always tough to tackle the best R&B releases from a given year when the musical output is plentiful. Yet, like every year, Rated R&B takes pride in listening to hundreds of projects and summarizing