Clarence Avant

Diddy on Clarence Avant: ‘The Definition of a Free, Fearless Black Man’

Diddy on Clarence Avant: 'The Definition of a Free, Fearless Black Man'

Diddy salutes the late “Godfather of Black Music,” Clarence Avant on Instagram. Diddy reflected on Avant’s life by posting a picture of Avant, JAY-Z, and himself from a Roc Nation Brunch. Another was Diddy hugging the late legend. Clarence Avant was the definition of a free, fearless Black man. He never allowed any level of […]

Suspect Pleads Guilty To The Murder Of Jacqueline Avant

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The man accused of shooting 81-year-old philanthropist, Jacqueline Avant to death inside her Los Angeles area home has plead guilty to murder and weapons charges.  Visit for more information 29-year-old Aariel Maynor broke into the Avant’s Beverly Hills mansion on the morning of December 1st, a home she shared with her husband, long time […]

Parolee Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Murder

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According to a report from CBS affiliate KCAL Los Angeles, an arrest has been made in the murder of the wife of longtime music executive Clarence Avant, who was shot and killed during a home robbery at the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion Visit for more information 29-year-old Aariel Maynor was arrested for the shooting […]

Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Record Executive Clarence Avant, Killed in Home Invasion

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81- year-old Jacqueline Avant, wife of legendary record executive Clarence Avant, was shot and killed during a home invasion on Tuesday night. Visit for more information TMZ reported the couple was at the Avant family home, in Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, California when the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m.. A family source told TMZ: […]

‘The Black Godfather’ Documentary on the Life of Clarence Avant to Premiere on June 7th

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The first trailer for the highly anticipated The Black Godfather, Reginald Hudlin’s documentary about pioneering entertainment executive and businessman Clarence Avant, has been released.  According to Variety, The film features interviews with Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, David Geffen, Clive Davis, Diane Warren, Lionel Richie, and Irving Azoff, and former president Barack Obama also makes an […]

Clarence Avant to Be Honored With Salute to Industry Icon Award

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Known simply as “The Godfather of Black Music,” former music executive Clarence Avant will receive the Grammy Salute to Industry Icon award at the 2019 Pre-Grammy Gala hosted by Clive Davis. Clive Davis hosts this Pre-Grammy Gala every year and makes it his point to acknowledge individuals who have made a significant contribution to the music industry.