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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs Grammy-winning nominees Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan, and no women are among the 2016 inductions....N.W.A., founded by Ice Cube and Easy-E, is the only Black group inducted and performed at the ceremony that airs on HBO on April 30....Blacks represented a third of the 15 nominees categorized by either groups or individuals....By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Grammy winning Black R&B artists Janet Jackson (left) and Chaka Khan were among 15 nominees, either by consideration as a group or individual, slated for possible induction in 2016 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a landmark music history museum located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. But they were snubbed  as were Black artists in general, and women were snubbed entirely. A third of the 15 nominees were Black and also include the Spinners, Chic, and N.W.A. , the only Black group to win induction this year along with Whites of Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, and Chicago N.W.A.,  an abbreviation of  Niggaz Wit Attitudes,  was an American  hip hop  gangsta rap group out of  Compton, California  that had its heyday during the mid 80s and early 90s The band  'Chicago,' a rock band founded in 1957 that also has a Black following Deep Purple, a popular heavy metal and modern hard rock band founded in Hereford, England in 1968