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

5/1/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Be The Best of Whatever You Are – Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s tale of the street sweeper teaches you to be the best at what you do regardless of your situation in life. That we should always aspire to be the best in our work and in our life. Continue reading