It’s the fourth day of Black History Month. I tend to use this time as a way to remind readers – and everyone else of a couple of important facts:
- You can’t love Black artists and their work, and not see them as people
- Black lives — and Black art matters
- Black culture is American culture
So as we go through the month, I’m going to talk about a collection of Black artists. It’ll be fairly comprehensive and eclectic list — although it won’t be a complete list.
So far I’ve mentioned the following artists:
There’s one woman I need to mention — and I don’t have to say much about her, because y’all know everything about her: Aretha Franklin. Simply put, Franklin is arguably one of the greatest, most unique and most influential voices of recorded history. Her influence on music is towering and massive — and for good reason.