This year’s Urban One Honors focuses on “The Soundtrack of Black America,” aimed to spotlight artists both past and present who have left an undeniable mark in the world of music, such as Gamble and Huff, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and Timbaland.
Virgil Abloh, the founder of street-wear brand Off-White, and fashion/art designer has succumbed to his battle with cancer yesterday. He was 41 years old.
“Officials declared a "mass casualty incident" just after 9 p.m. Friday during the festival where an estimated 50,000 people were in attendance,” said Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña. "The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.”