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. This year, BET's coverage includes an uncut video interview with Jermaine Dupri, a flipbook of 25 music executives you need to know and a photo slideshow of our favorite music moments in film and lots more.

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This Day in Black History: June 21, 1990

Little Richard was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 21, 1990.

This Day in Black History: June 20, 1997

Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops dies of liver cancer on June 20, 1997.

Music News: B Smyth: “I Try to Be a Sponge”

The R&B newcomer talks influences and mixtapes. (6/14/2013)

This Day in Black History: June 13, 2005

Michael Jackson was acquitted of 10 counts of child molestation on June 13, 2005.

Music Matters: Chris Turner — Black Music Month

The soul singer celebrates urban music. (6/12/2013)

Music Matters: The Rap Pack — Black Music Month

Find out what drives the music collective. (6/12/2013)
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