Our very own Women’s Empowerment performer, Ledisi, will be portraying Gladys Knight in an upcoming film about Casablanca Records. The movie “Spinning Gold” debuts March 31st. Rapper Wiz Khalifa will portray George Clinton in the film and Jason Derulo will play the role of Ron Isley. According to the official synopsis: What do Donna Summer, […]

Yesterday, we learned that lengendary performer, Gladys Knight, will be performing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. Knight issued a statement regarding the performance and Colin Kaepernick shortly after announcing her participation. Read More: 9-Year-Old Girl Saves Grandmother’s Life By Squeezing Through A Tiny Window “I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, […]

After a recent red carpet appearance, people have been saying that she looks great…like REALLY, REALLY great. The rumors have been that maybe the singing legend has gone under the knife.   But Ms. Knight wants you to know that these looks and genes are straight from God, not a plastic surgeon. She also says […]

Gladys Knight first achieved fame by winning a talent show and the young age of 7. The following year, the musical group called The Pips (named after a cousin, James “Pip” Woods) was formed and by the end of the decade the act began touring. In 1987, Knight pursued a solo career and The Pips […]

Gladys Knight’s son has definitely been kicked off of the Christmas list. Read More: Gladys Knight’s Son Says She Lacks ‘Mental Capacity’ To Remove Her Name From Restaurants TMZ has revealed that the famous singer’s son attempted to blackmail her by threatening to reveal an alleged Alzheimer’s diagnosis. You may recall that Gladys has been at […]

Well, looks like things in Gladys Knight’s family are going from bad to worse. Remember when the Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles restaurants were raided by the feds a few months ago over unpaid taxes? Gladys wanted her name removed from the restaurants that were run by her son, Shanga Hankerson. The mother and son had […]

If Gladys Knight has her way, the chicken and waffles restaurants that once carried her name won’t be using it much longer. The legendary singer has filed to distance herself from the chain of restaurants that her son, Shanga, allegedly ran into the ground. AJC.com reports: Soul music legend Gladys Knight is asking a judge […]

Gladys Knight no longer wants to be associated with the chain of chicken and waflles restaurant that uses her name and likeness. She is suing her son, Shanga Hankerson, to keep him from using her on the restaurant signs and in business promotion. Read More: Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles Restaurants Raided By Authorities In addition […]

Gladys Knight’s divorce from her ex-husband record manager Barry Hankerson devastated their son, Shanga, she said in her memoir. At 11 years old, he weighed 320 pounds. Knight may have believed he’d recovered from that childhood trauma, but years later, Hankerson is accused of running the restaurants that carry his mother’s name into financial ruin, […]


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Georgia authorities raided and shut down two of Gladys Knight’s Chicken And Waffles restaurants yesterday. The Georgia Department of Revenue was behind the raid. According to TMZ, the restaurants are run by her son, Shanga Hankerson. Knight says she lent her name to her son to open the restaurant. The Department of Revenue says that their […]


Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.