11/16/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die”- 1991 Bed-Stuy Video Debut With The Kid Mero

The Notorious B.I.G. in 1991 video debut (at age 17) Ready to Die at a street party in  Bed-Stuy.  Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Who Were The Kemites? They Ruled The Land You Call Egypt.

The Kemites were an african people who established one of the earliest, most enduring, and most impactful civilizations of all time.

Kemet is humanity’s oldest documented culture and the inspiration for everything associated with civilization and human genius. Kemet is most commonly associated with Ancient Egypt. It is the civilisation that produced the pharaohs, the pyramids, the hieroglyphs and countless wonders that modern scientists, engineers and academics still do not understand

Modern history calls their lands Egypt and them the ancient Egyptians. But these were Greek terms for the the people who called themselves the Khems.

Who were the Kemites? They ruled the Land you call Egypt.

11/9/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Spectre de la Rose- Rudolph Nureyev and Denise Jackson

Le Spectre de la rose (English: The Spirit of the Rose) about a young girl who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball. Jean-Louis Vaudoyer wrote the ballet story. Continue reading

11/8/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Acclaimed Nigerian Author Chimamanda Calls Melania Trump a Racist

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has described United States First Lady, Melania Trump as racist.  Continue reading

11/5/18 O&A NYC HISTORY: What Megyn Kelly Should Have Known- Blackface: A Cultural History Of A Racist Art Form (CBS Sunday Morning)

Megyn Kelley’s recent offensive Blackface remarks questioning wearing blackface on Halloween ended up getting her fired. Sunday Morning contributor and WCBS anchor Maurice DuBois looks at the long and complex history of white (and even black) performers painting their faces black. Continue reading

10/31/18 O&A NYC HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller, Michael Jackson’s 1984 music video directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson.   Continue reading

10/24/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Slave Ship Travel Agency Featuring Michael Blackson And Mark Harley (50 Central)


Michael Blackson stars as an eager traveler looking to take his family on a vacation, little does he know they’re about to go on a journey to the new world. Continue reading

10/4/18 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

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Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

9/13/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Leiomy Maldonado aka Wonder Woman Voguing For Nike NYC Be True Campaign

Nike NYC partners with dancer Leiomy Maldonado to create a New York themed “Be True” campaign.

Taking on dancing, nightlife and the art of Voguing, a style of dancing that originated in New York city. Maldonado aka Wonder Woman was the first trans-woman to appear on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance” crew in 2009.

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Other dancers featured in the video include,Tiffany Theartist, Monsièur Pariè, Karma Styles, Albert Taveras, Karin Tatsuoka, Marshay Love, Chauncey Dominique and Luz Romano.