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From TLC To The Pointer Sisters, Meet Some Of The Culture's Most Successful Girl Groups

At one point in time, girl groups ran the world (or the culture so to speak). From Total to En Vogue to Xscape, and everyone in between, the ladies dominated the charts, and despite the fact there are very few that exist today, it is worth taking a trip down memory lane to highlight some of those who left a mark on history. While girl groups dominated in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it is important to note that their existence started way before that. The Shirelles set the tone in 1961 when they became the first Black girl group to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart through their smash single “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” According to Lifetime , the group consisted of four teen girls: Shirley Owens, Beverly Lee, Addie “Micki” Harris, and Doris Coley. These ladies weren’t the only product from the ’60s to dominate the charts and lay the blueprint for those who came after them. The Supremes , originally known as the Primettes, auditioned for the legendary Motown...

Jun 1, 2023

Media Expert Sheila Eldridge Launched the Mocha Podcasts Network to Uplift Black Voices

Media entrepreneur Sheila Eldridge is using her platform to push the voices of Black and brown women to the front. Mocha Podcasts Network (MPN) showcases Black and brown women through conversations “from a Black perspective” and is dedicated to allowing their voices to lead the way. “A platform like MPN is so important and relevant to our community,” shared Eldridge during an interview with Black Enterprise. “We know that historically Black businesses often don’t receive the advertising resources and campaigns that other companies do.” Black Enterprise reports the network’s initial roster includes shows from boss women like Sherri Shepherd, Kym Whitley, Loni Love, music legends, En Vogue, and more. For nearly two decades, Eldridge has been responsible for running Miles Ahead Entertainment & Broadcasting. She credits her experience in the entertainment industry for her successful launch of the new network. “I try to keep my fingers at the pulse of what’s happening and making sure my...

Dec 29, 2020