12/20/18 O&A NYC IN MEMORIUM: Raven Wilkinson Ballet Pioneer Dies at 83

Raven Wilkinson the first African-American to join a major international company had passed,  she was 83.  Continue reading

10/2/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: The Legend of Kuta Kayne

By Walter Rutledge

Friday night I had a terrifying nightmare. In the dream the year was 1818 and I was on Hampton Plantation (the home of the Rutledge family) in McClellanville, South Carolina. Life in the Antebellum south was hard, cruel and short; with the average age of slave mortality under 42 years. Contrary to one uninformed twenty-first century entertainer slavery was not a choice.  Continue reading

9/9/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- How Great Thou Art

Gospel music star Yolanda Adams performs How Great Thou Art, a hymn that has become deeply rooted in American music at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

9/9/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams-How Great Thou Art

Gospel music star Yolanda Adams performs How Great Thou Art, a hymn that has become deeply rooted in American music at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)


Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)

Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading

8/20/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Rent-A-White: The Uber for White Privilege

Say goodbye to racism forever with “Rent- A- White.” It’s the Uber for White Privilege! Continue reading

8/7/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Don Lemon Rips Trump Over Personal Attack

CNN’s Don Lemon responds to President Donald Trump’s personal attack on himself and NBA star LeBron James, saying “referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of racism in this country.” Continue reading

5/21/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Childish Gambino’s Short Film Chicken and Futility

Chicken and Futility, the three-minute short film by Childish Gambino is a stoner version of every extended conversation Tarantino’s ever put to film. There’s philosophical waxing about rolling joints as a metaphor for meeting girls, the socio-political responsibility of eating at Chick-fil-A, and moths hovering around light bulbs as a representation of life’s futility. Continue reading

5/17/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY- ON THURSDAY: Spike Lee calls Trump, “That motherfucker” at Cannes Film Festival

Film director Spike Lee has lashed out at President Donald Trump calling him a ‘mother -fucker’ during an expletive-ridden rant at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The 61-year-old director, who refused to call Trump by his name, lambasted the President for his response to last year’s violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading