Throwback: Black History Month: Marvin Gaye

Today is the sixteenth 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:

Marvin Gaye may arguably be one of greatest songwriters and performers of his day: He was behind some wonderful love songs but What’s Going On is a masterpiece that not only stands up — but 50 years after its release, is still as relevant as ever.