African-American Music Appreciation Month is a celebration for African American Music every June in the U.S. It began as Black Music Month as decreed by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. For each year of his term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music Appreciation Month.
Black American #1s
#1 Billboard Hot 100 hits from African American artists of the past 50 years
Black Music's Legendary Labels
The enduring music of Motown, Stax, Philadelphia International, and Vee-Jay
Jazz and the Black Experience
Spirituals, protest songs,
and music that highlights the African roots of Jazz
Listeners' Top 100: Hip Hop Classics
The 100 most popular tracks from our Hip Hop channels
Only the very finest Jazz of all time
Love & Inspiration
Get encouraged and inspired by R&B and gospel greats like Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, and more
Today's Philly sound
New Smooth Jazz
The latest Smooth Jazz releases
Classic Chicago Soul
Four decades of Chicago Soul royalty
Chicago's R&B Scene
Today's Chicago stars: Common, Kanye, Jennifer Hudson and more
Glory and Praise
Contemporary, R&B-flavored Gospel
Sweet Philly Soul
"The Philly Sound" of Soul music
Strictly Chicago Hip Hop
[Notice: explicit content] Chicagoland MCs, DJs, and beatmakers. (No radio edits or clean cuts!)
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The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The nationwide network of food banks provides more than 3.6 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs. Find out more.
Sit Stay Read
Reading to a dog increases confidence and generates excitement about reading. These trained dogs, assisted by dog-themed books and writing assignments, change a child’s reading session from an abstract concept into a real life experience. Children get to read about a dog, see a dog, and touch a dog — an experience that leads to true and lasting learning. Find out more.
Doctors Without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. Find out more.
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