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Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Black Music Month

Black Music Month is observed in June each year in the United States. Created by music executives Kenny Gable and Ed Wright as a way to celebrate and promote black music, the special designation has been proclaimed each year since 1979 by the president. At the White House in Washington, D.C., a concert and reception is held each year that features various genres of African-American music, including R&B, jazz, blues, and hip hop. Throughout the country, public and private organizations host numerous educational programs and cultural festivals recognizing the achievements of black musicians. More...
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 2:22:34 PM

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Black Music Month
It may seem like every day is the time to celebrate the musical contributions of African-Americans, thanks in no small part to the never ending amount of innovative, exciting music that is recorded and released. But, actually, since then-President Jimmy Carter announced it on June 7, 1979, June has been the month designated as the time to formally honor it.
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 5:14:29 PM
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The 1960's were a tumultuous time in the United States (I remember it as if it were yesterday).

But the best thing was "crossover" music, a mixture of African-American soul music + pop music.

Even today at the age of 77, I cannot keep from dancing whenever I hear music from the 1960's.

That music was touching and sentimental.

Nothing like today's rap "music."
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 7:53:28 PM

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I hate to think what we would be missing if not for the musical contributions...nay...creations! of our African kin.

It cannot be overstated.

"Now" is the eternal present.
Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 11:51:56 PM

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Every month is black music month, for cryin' out loud ! What is wrong with these people that they have to make an official, funded, sponsored educational event out of everything. Way to suck the life out of it. Just listen....

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