"Black Creator + Rock Music = Black Rock, case closed. Or is it? This definition assumes that before Black Rock, “Black” and “Rock” were independent entities that fused to become Black Rock. Jazz-Rock is a better example of two styles that were independent of each other merging to form something new, and there are clear examples of Rock artists going in a Jazz direction (Santana) at the same time Jazz artists went towards Rock (Miles Davis). Given the historical roots, how can anyone assert that Rock and Roll is not Black? How can anyone who would make that assertion expect to be taken seriously?"
from ralph white's blog, "new harlem online"