Robert Johnson

American Icons: ‘Cross Road Blues’

How the myth of a pact with the devil and a phenomenal guitar technique turned Robert Johnson's 1936 song into a hit.

American Icons: ‘Cross Road Blues’
The World

It's not every day that a 10-year-old blind boy from Quebec sings the blues

It's not every day that a 10-year-old blind boy from Quebec sings the blues

Could the Rooney Rule Work Outside the NFL?

Could the Rooney Rule Work Outside the NFL?

BET's Robert Johnson wants companies to be required to interview minority candidates

BET's Robert Johnson wants companies to be required to interview minority candidates

Solving Black Unemployment in America

Solving Black Unemployment in America

BET founder Robert Johnson on black unemployment

BET founder Robert Johnson on black unemployment

Bluesman David 'Honeyboy' Edwards Dies at 96

Bluesman David 'Honeyboy' Edwards Dies at 96

Sad songs say so much

There's something cathartic about listening to sad music -- why listening to songs of loneliness and despair helps us feel better.

Sad songs say so much