White House to host concert in honor of Motown, Black History Month
February 16th, 2011
05:25 PM ET

White House to host concert in honor of Motown, Black History Month

Washington, D.C. is about to be infused with a little Motown flavor.

The President and First Lady are inviting both contemporary and classic artists to the White House for a concert on Thursday, February, 24. The evening will honor both the 50-year legacy of Motown as well as Black History Month, according to a statement.

Smokey Robinson; Natasha Bedingfield; Sheryl Crow; Jamie Foxx; Nick Jonas; country group Gloriana; John Legend; R&B singer Ledisi; “Glee” stars Amber Riley and Mark Salling; Seal; and Jordin Sparks have all signed up to perform at the event.

If you happen to have an in at the White House, “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” will be held in the East Room at 6:30 p.m. But for the rest of us, the concert will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on March 1 at 8 p.m. E.T.


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  1. Black history vocabulary words

    Just like many things in the usa that will not be, your selling and buying of term life insurance for the african american national group provides often already been poisoned with ...black history

    February 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BLACK MAX INC.

    Our new magazine BLACK GONE will be available during summer at gas stations and are free when you send a black person to our facilities,(remember for each black one magazine).thanks n regards Mr. Fukk D Black

    February 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BLACK MAX INC.

    URGENT. Pls note that we need 100 blacks to test our new cremator
    "BLACK NUKER", this machine has a Nuclear reactor and will wipe out the entire black population in 2 hours, pls come during nightime so we can see the fire coming out

    February 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobby the poser

    $100 on the table says that bobby isn't even a KKK member. Shouldn't you be posing as Justin Bieber instead?

    February 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BLACK MAX INC.

    Dear Blacks: We are very happy to inform you that our client KKK has ordered 300 "Black Max Pro 2000", this latest version has a special section for families that want to be together during their cremation, we also inform that due to high energy costs we will be using coal instead of electricity, our high efficent cremators will sastisfy your needs for a fast death, sincerely yours, Mr. Finish Black

    February 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobbykkk

    I think you people liked the Black Max machine and are desperate to try it, pls don't worry there will be one on each city, pls wipe your azz before being cremated

    February 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. M. Cole - EWW Announcer

    "May I have your attention please....I have received an email from the EWW General Manager. And I quote......."bobbykkk is an a**hole!!"

    February 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Barry Obama

    Michelle. Be sure to lock away all the valuable cuz given the chance they will clean us out lock, stock and barrel.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobbykkk

    I'm surrounded by fukkin blaks so don't tell me its only on the movies stupid, its worst than movies, I think you haven't seen real nggers these black motherfukkers are the worst crap on earth and they should be eliminated

    February 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. So Predictable

    I read the post on this article on purpose because I KNEW it would have to most ignorant comments posted on it. And I must give props to all the people who used fake names and posted comments that they "think" other blacks would have made. Honestly, blacks only talk like that in movies that are created to make you think they are all ignorant, which I'm sure is the only place you have learned anything about blacks as a race and as a people. Grow Up ....

    February 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobbykkk

    Not even the fukkin Devil talks with blacks so fukk you and may the Devil fukk your family

    February 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobbykkk

    God does not talk with blacks

    February 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobbykkk

    So you think Adam was black you stupid ignorant motherfukker

    February 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobbykkk

    This fukkin machine is a miracle, you blacks won't feel a thing (just a little burn), we invite you to come see and test this fukkin machine that will eliminate your blak azzes from this world. Don't believe what you heard about 30 per minute its 300 per min so we can finish fast. There are no black residues, nothing at all, its like magic, the 8th fukkin wonder

    February 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobbykkk

    This is a copy of the letter sent by Plague Control
    Dear KKK: We are happy to inform you that your new machine the "Black Max" is ready to be shipped, we are proud to inform that we have augmented te capacity to 30 blacks per minute, we are sure you'll enjoy our latest version of the Black Max, thank you.
    Our new "Blacks are Gone" seal guarantees you will never have to worry about this plague anymore

    February 17, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. bobbykkk

    Fukkin nggers should be sukkin my dik not dancing fukk them all, slave time is coming again, prepare to suk white dik as your fukkin relatives did a couple of years ago.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bobbykkk

    All you blak motherfukkers enjoy your last meal on earth you are all going to be wiped out, our white brotherhood is going to cremate your blak azzez. Go to the jungle were you belong, we are going to shut your womens kunt so they don't give birth to crap

    February 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jumbo

    Rock...Im gonna fill your mothers azzhole so full of my goober gravy that she wont shyt for a week.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jumbo

    LMAO...the nggers cant even spell.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. bobbykkk

    Pls go wash your grandmas blak azz, is full of worms and crap like all blak motherfukkers

    February 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bobbykkk

    I'm going tonite to the blak cementery to dig your grandma and fukk her

    February 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. bobbykkk

    Hey rock your father sukks white dik and your mama like to fukk in the azz even your grandmother fukk from her grave

    February 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bobbykkk

    Rock fukk you and fukk your mama you blak sonofabtch go climb a tree

    February 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  24. STONE COLD

    BOBBYKKK IS A JACKA** AND JUMBO IS HIS B****!!! AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!!!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  25. The Rock

    Jumbo, Dumbo, Rambo....whatever your name is........KNOW YOUR ROLE AND SHUT YOUR D*** MOUTH BEFORE I TAKE BOBBYKKK....SHINE HIM UP REAL GOOD.....TURN DAT SUMB****H SIDEWAYS, AND SHOVE HIM RIGHT UP YOUR CANDY A**!!!!!!!

    February 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Blackpower

    hometown, jumbo is correct. As long as we b runnin in pax it all goot butt one on one I b scayred ub whitefolk...those white devils are mean.

    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bobbykkk

    Jena I don't care if you're blak I will still fuk you

    February 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. bobbykkk

    I remember fukkin a jena in high school was that you? You were very nice tell me how do you look?

    February 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. hometown

    Brother Blackpower these pretty whites talk this way cause they know we can't get them but they don't dare insult a brother in person we will kick their white azz

    February 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jumbo

      Reading Homietown. Its fundamental. Look above and learn something you chickenSHYT motherPhucker.

      February 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  30. lena2states

    shaking my head, you guys sound like preschoolers. no knowledge , so sad

    February 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jumbo

    Same here...pray for yourself you need it more than I do.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  32. bobbykkk

    Don't pray for me you stupid bich, pray that I don't fukk your mother

    February 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jumbo

    LOL...what about that blackbytch that took her son and friends to rob a bank and STILL got caught...LMAO! You stupid mother phuckers dont know SHYT cant get anything right...LMAO! Go back to jail where you can do some good.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. bobbykkk

    You still think of crappower you stupid monkey suk my dik I will fukk your fukkin blak mama and fada

    February 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Blackpower

    Hey jumbo why don't you stick your face in a hole and kiss my black asssss you white mother fkr I'm going to kill you

    February 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • jumbo

      "stick your face in a hole and kiss my black asssss". You illiterate son of a bytch. That doesnt even make sense. No wonder you remain on the bottom rung of society. But keep listening to the RAP music ya stupid SHYTPILE.

      February 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Yo CNN

    Good job on moderating, as usual.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • jumbo

      SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH and go clean the toilet.

      February 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • jumbo is black person in disguise

      He can't "SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH" if he never said anything... he wrote it. Smart guy... can't tell what color you are but if stupid was a color you would be it!

      February 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. bobbykkk

    In early times there were no fukkin blaks I don't know what the fuk happened, it was always clean and nice till these sonofsbithes came to ruin the whole fukkin world, I understand that a gorilla fuked a woman and this crap came out, but I prefer to have the animals than these blak dogs

    February 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbykkk is an Idiot

      Hate to break it to you but there were no "Whites" either. Look at your heritage line, you fool. I do pray for your family and that if you have children that your ignorance does not blind them.

      February 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jumbo

    You dullards have the entire continent of Africa and look at that mess. Wars, poverty, anarchy, dictaters, AIDS...the entire continent is a phucking mess and what do we hear. MO MONEY for AIDS education. Here is some free education...use a fukkin condom ya dumbazzes.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. bobbykkk

    Can't wait for our group to reunite and start our program to finish with this blak plague, we are going to use a special pesticide(with agent orange)its going to be so fukkin fun to see these motherfukkers running like cocoroaches

    February 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Jumbo

    Cmon Homietown. Wipe my WHITE ASS!

    February 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jumbo

    Never happen sonny. Never happen. Your Gay asses might rule a portion of the restroom at the prison facilities but thats about all you have a brain for...being mens room attendant. Now, WIPE ME ASS.

    February 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  42. bobbykkk

    The only thing you blak azzez can rule is a cash register at mcdonalds

    February 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • lena2states

      Jumbo,bobbykkk, I will pray for you..you guys are sick....and probably low class, trash......knowledge is key

      February 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  43. hometown

    Don't laugh pretty boy, you will cry when you see my brothers ruling you whites

    February 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jumbo

      Yea...thats about all you bruthas know is running around in rampaging tribal packs of chickenShyt. A 10 on 1 fight is an easy win. One on one you fukkers are scared of whitee and ya know it. Ive faced down plenty of your kind cuz ya all are a one trick pony.

      February 17, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jumbo

    black domination? Thats a good one. You black idiots cant dominate your own lives or wives let alone anything else. All yalls black bytches are slippin around with whiteboys cuz yall be on the "downlow" spreading AIDS. First you gotta understand the rules of the game then you might have a chance to play. AH HAHAAA!!

    February 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  45. hometown

    Listen all you whities, don't be stupid you all know Obama is the best president the US has had and is gona be re elected and we are going to kick you behind again and again so you better get used to black domination sukers

    February 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jumbo

    The only way ObaTurd is gonna get his guests to participate in a whitehouse football game and put down the crack pipe is to use fried chickens instead of footballs.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  47. bobbykkk

    Fukk you smartazz

    February 17, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  48. The Smart One

    Why is everyone here using early 90's urban slang? What is this, Kid N Play?
    Geez.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jumbo

      UP YOUR ASS ya smelly shytbucket. Go s*ck a turd outa your daddys butthole.

      February 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  49. bobbykkk

    Don't think you can paint your ugly face white like the dead sob michael fukkin jackson, that does not work, that blak crap will never come off

    February 17, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  50. bobbykkk

    You blaks are always going to be slaves and criminals and smelly, if I were you I will kill myself, how can you live knowing that you are an ugly blak motherfukker, prepare to clean bathroom and don't even think that you can ride busses

    February 17, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jumbo

    Hell yes. They all think ObaSHYT is gonna cruise to a 2nd victory because he is black. NEWS ALERT. He is gonna get a good ole fashioned behind the outhouse butt kicking because he is a FAILURE. The mans head is too dense to understand basic arithetic.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  52. hometown

    Obama is going to be re elected and you white people are gona be our slaves

    February 17, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jumbo

      Well thats about the dumbest statement you have made so far butt keep on. Im sure you can out do yourself.

      PS...send you sister over so I can phuck her shythole until is raw.

      February 17, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  53. bobbykkk

    You are right Jumbo their fukkin party is over now you blaks are going to see what's going to happen to your blak assesss, this crap of Oba is over and you to so you better run before we burn your blak azz

    February 17, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. bobbykkk

    I live behind your mother big blak fukkin stinky kunt

    February 17, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  55. Jumbo

    So you can send your sister over to beg forgiveness for over 200 years of you idiots behaving like jerks? All im gonna do is plug her kunt full of goober gravy and send her packin.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  56. hometown

    You racist mother

    February 17, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  57. hometown

    Why don't you tell me where you live so I can visit you

    February 17, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  58. Jumbo

    Homietown you better party Hardy cuz its almost over. Oblunder will not make re-election. We gone send his ass back where he came from. Watch and learn.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  59. bobbykkk

    Not even the Devil wants them in Hell, they steal the fukkin fire

    February 17, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  60. bobbykkk

    Yes your mama is a better koksukker and your father is in jail as all of your family I bet you are always in and out of jail and we have to pay for your blak fukkin azz

    February 17, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  61. Jumbo

    Hometown...you smell like a toilet cuz that is what you came from. You goin to the ObaShyt bash? I hear its gonna be all u can eat Fried chicken, watermelon and hawaiian punch.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  62. hometown

    We are the ones that should be here not you whites, why don't you go mother, my mama is better than you

    February 17, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  63. bobbykkk

    Jumbo thanks, we have to ship these motherfukkers out of here, not only they do all that, they stink they smell like crap. Fuk em

    February 17, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  64. bobbykkk

    Our father from KKK was right when he said " don't let them be"

    February 17, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  65. bobbykkk

    Hometown go back to the jungle in africa I don't know what the fukk you're doing here motherfukker

    February 17, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  66. bobbykkk

    You blaks are better because you are always running from police, that's the only thing you ashols know how to do, rob and kill you son of a blak bich

    February 17, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  67. hometown

    You white people think you are better than us, you are mistaken, we beat you in every sport and you can kiss my black behind

    February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Jumbo

      All ya do is lie, cheat and steal. A drain on society...nothing more.

      February 17, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Jumbo the Dumbo

      DUH, what do you think they do in basketball Jumbo?

      February 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  68. bobbykkk

    Blak crap

    February 17, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  69. hometown

    Well bobby we don't know how whites were created, you ignorant stupid motherfuqer

    February 17, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  70. Michael Vicks Genital Herpes

    Y come Vick no invite 2 duh gayla. SHYT!

    February 17, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  71. lol

    Hilarious aliases... props to you guys, even though I'm almost 100% sure most of you are not black.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  72. SmarterthanU

    Alternate concert line up – 2 Live Crew, Sir Mix a lot, NWA, Too Short, Biz Mark E

    February 17, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  73. Spike Lee Eats Rosie Perez Used Maxi-Pads

    Spike gun b day. I juz hopin Rosie stankhole dun b awl drip wif duh raspbayree topinz awl drip dow likez duh greese frum a tankgibin terkee.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  74. Brown Derby

    In hind sight Hillary wouldve made a much better President. I must apologize to whiteandblack alike for my stupid decision to vote for Mr O. It was a terrible decision. One of the worst ever in my entire life. Mr O is so out of touch, he has spent this Country into near bankruptcy and is now moving ever further left. What a waste of 4 years.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  75. Gucci Maines Boyfriend is Gay

    I b kickin it wif ODrama an him ole lady. Michel b fank she b wite wif daat straingy hay but Gucci no beta. I lub me sub Gucci crotch rockit spewin awl ova me.

    February 17, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  76. Smokey Robinson loves a Dirty Sanchez

    I b day crunin ow a song fo duh Great Obama YO!

    February 17, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  77. Lartrina

    Wut about PFunk and The Ohio Playas. Day gunz be day?

    February 17, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  78. D J Vanilla

    yo yo shizz.Ah you know it.My peeps and their off the hook bustin grooven opossums..be hooken up with 401 k..

    February 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Laquecia

    WHY NOT WE GET MORE THAN JUST ONE MONTH ? WE WHAT THIS NATION IS.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  80. JAMAAL

    It be our BIcentennial ! IT be our time ! African Americans unite in brotherhood ! VOTE ! VOTE ! VOTE !

    February 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fried Chicken and Watermelon Sandwich

      YO! PIECE!! Lez vote Obamee!! YO!!

      February 17, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  81. JAMAAL

    Bout time our peoples got a little respect. You whiiteys got 11 months. We got this one plus we own the white house too. White house. Even the name make me laff. Whiiitey your 15 minutes be over.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Erich Hicks - Buffalo Soldier 9

    Keep telling that history:

    Read the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel', Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com The greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry. After the rescue of the 7th, the 9th was rewarded with Presidential Parades and Guard Duties for accomplishments in the field.

    Visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at: http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, spread the word.

    Peace.

    February 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |

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