Josephine Baker Is the First Black American Inductee at France’s Panthéon

Josephine Baker Is the First Black American Inductee at France’s Panthéon

Josephine Baker, a U.S.-born entertainer, civil rights activist, and anti-Nazi spy, became the first Black woman to receive Paris’ highest honor when inducted into France’s Panthéon. She joins other French luminaries like scientist Marie Curie, philosopher Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. Her voice echoed through the streets of Paris’ famed Left Bank, as an elaborate ceremony […]

Anita Baker ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ as She Fights for Masters [Video]

Anita Baker ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ as She Fights for Masters [Video]

Anita Baker is in the fight of her musical life with Electra and Atlantic Records over the ownership of her thirty-five-year-old masters. Baker’s jazzy, rhythmic, and melodic songs such as “Caught up in the Rapture,” “Sweet Love,” and “Angel” propelled her into mainstream airplay. Baker took to Twitter and announced to her over 600 thousand […]