2/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

No Diggity is by R&B group as the first single for their second studio album Another Level featuring Dr.Dre and Queen Pen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH : Blackface: A Cultural History Of A Racist Art Form

The present controversy over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface yearbook photo; and the recent Megyn Kelley firing over her blackface Halloween commits shows us racial ignorance and bigotry are alive and well Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Black Folks Should Stick Together- Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks

Comedian Kyle Erby thinks black folks should stick together.
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2/3/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MOTH: Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome


The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

2/1/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES- BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Jenifer Lewis- The Mother of Black Hollywood, “Always Check The Meat”

Kicking off the Black History Month Morning Funnies Jenifer Lewis reads an excerpt from her new book The Mother of Black Hollywood “Always Check The Meat”.

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1/21/19 O&A NYC REMEMBERING THE KING: Martin Luther King- I Have A Dream (August 28, 1963)

The March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives. When our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us! Continue reading

1/21/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Martin: A Ballet By Gordon Parks (Prelude)

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Martin: a ballet by Gordon Parks, an original five-movement ballet chronicling the struggles of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Filmed in 1990 the work stars John Jones as Dr. King and Sheila Rohan as Rosa Parks, featuring choreography by Real Lamb. “Martin” (PBS, 1990),  about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Parks served as executive producer, director, composer, keyboardist and documentary photographer for this boldly ambitious project. Continue reading

1/20/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ain’t Gonna Let No Body Turn Me ‘Round- The Freedom Singers Perform At The Obama White House

(Ain’t Gonna let Nobody) Turn Me Round performed by The Freedom Singers at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement.
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2/27/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Janelle Monáe – Django Jane

Janelle Monáe just dropped two songs Make Me Feel  and Django Jane (and their accompanying music videos) from her new album Dirty Computer. Continue reading