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Motown Singer-Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies
The late half of Ashford & Simpson was 70....


Valerie Simpson to Honor Nick Ashford at Gala
The R&B icon will pay tribute to her late husband....


Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies; Had Throat Cancer
Ashford, who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown's biggest hits, died in a New Yor...


This Day in Black History: May 4, 1941
Nickolas Ashford, of the singing/songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, was born in Fairfield, S.C., on...


This Day in Black History: June 8, 1968
On June 8, 1968, "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" by Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye was the No. 1...


This Day in Black History: April 12, 1966
Emmett Ashford became the first Black major league baseball umpire on April 12, 1966....


Commentary: Alice Coachman’s Death Should Sadden All of Us
Olympic champ left a legacy that a generation of Blacks has all but forgotten....


Q&A: Gladys Knight Bringing Soul to the Ballroom
She talks to BET.com about joining the cast of DWTS....


Q&A: Tami Roman Brings the Real Drama
The Basketball Wives star talks acting vs. reality TV, love after Kenny Anderson and why she should...


Usher Leads Nominations at Soul Train Awards
Cedric "The Entertainer" returns to host the most soulful night in music....


Calif AG: Man With Beard Can't Become Prison Guard
Religious beliefs can't override a correction department ban....


New Details Emerge About Author E. Lynn Harris' Estate
Who owns the rights to author E. Lynn Harris' works? New details about author's estate come out of ...