8/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 21 – August 28, 2019

New York City is in vacation mode that means everyone is taking it easy and savoring lazy warm afternoons and warm humid nights. We have great events indoors and out and many are free!  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

(Repost by Popular Demand) 8/21/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Ken Norton Rape scene Mandingo (1975)


In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s drunken wife Blanche (Susan George). Recently this post has received renewed attention so we decided to repost it for you.  Continue reading

8/20/19 O&A NYC MUSIC TRIBUTE: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (Official Animated Video)

An animated tribute to James Brown‘s 1966 Mega-hit It’s A Man’s World. Continue reading

8/19/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rufus Jones For President (1933) Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr and Ethel Waters

Rufus Jones For President (1933) starring Ethel Waters, Hamtree Harrington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dusty Fletcher, Edgar Connor, The Will Vodery Girls, The Russell Wooding Jubilee Singers.  Continue reading

GOSPEL SUNDAY: Aretha Franklin- Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptish Church in Los Angeles. The Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir accompanied FranklinThis never-before-seen footage of Franklin’s legendary live-gospel-album recording is a profoundly moving and deeply soulful performance that transcends time.

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8/14/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 13 through August 20, 2019

August is here. In New York that means lazy afternoon and warm humid nights- the perfect NYC formula for a good time.  We have great events indoors and out and many are free!  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

8/5/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Pip- A Short Animated Film

Pip animated short film presented by Southeastern Guide Dogs — A heartwarming tale for underdogs everywhere, Pip is the story of a small dog with a big dream—to become a Southeastern Guide Dog. Does she have what it takes? Continue reading

8/2/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Boogaloo Shrimp- An Urban Dance Legend

Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers a dancer and actor known for his role as Turbo in the 1984 film Breakin and the sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Continue reading

7/30/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 1930’s Harlem- When Harlem Was The Cultural Mecca

1930s Harlem, New York City captures  richness of Harlem life in the 1930’s. Scenes of the Cotton Club, Duke Ellington and band; and the daily lives of Black people living in the African- American cultural Mecca- Harlem. Continue reading