While the genre is now overwhelming white, its roots are in Black music.
Barbara Windsor was the Cockney queen of EastEnders but you're more likely to hear her famous accent in Essex now rather than London.
Kimi Makwetu embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution.
Touré pursued a strategy he called 'the politics of consensus', ostensibly enabling him to work with everyone, transcend partisan divisions and advance the public interest.
The lifelong activist and Dominican sister was arrested over 40 times, often with Sister Carol Gilbert, for peaceful actions protesting nuclear weapons.
Reflecting on the life of George Bizos, one of South Africa's shining lights.
The icon of women's liberation has died in Los Angeles, aged 78. Her music shaped a generation of women.
Economic historian and development scholar Bill Freund was impatient with theoretical fads.
From the earliest days of the civil rights struggle, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for justice with spirituality. Rep. Lewis and Rev. Vivian are no exception.
The Italian musician had a illustrious career as a composer. From his work on Spaghetti Westerns to his chamber pieces, he developed a style that was instantly recognisable.
Professor Akinkugbe made significant contributions in hypertension and renal medicine research. He was widely acclaimed as the authority on hypertension in African people.
Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of medical professor and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe.
Movie director Joel Schumacher’s body of work is profound, and his influence on contemporary Hollywood cinema indelible.
The sudden death of Burundi’s former president, Pierre Nkurunziza, marks the end of a long reign, characterised by violent political crises.
Much of what we now think is obvious about politics and economics was worked out by Alberto Alesina.
Little Richard swung between flamboyant performances and religious fervour - but he always came back to music. With news of his death at 87, musicians paid tribute to his huge rock 'n' roll legacy.
Breaking through the world of male Irish poetics, Boland was a fierce, feminist voice that was decidedly Irish.
Clive James' brilliant career began as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney in 1957, where he first honed his skills as a performer and writer.
Clive James will be remembered for his dry wit, distinctive voice and his unlikely yet hugely appealing screen presence.
Penny Whetton made the lives of those around her richer, more interesting and more human. Her death leaves a massive void.