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.

Leiomy Maldonado For Nike NYC Be True Campaign

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

 

 

8/26/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Ella Fitzgerald And Duke Ellington Milan (1966)

Jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington perform an intimate concert in Milan 1966.  Continue reading

8/24/18 O&A NYC HISTORY: Hannibal- The African Who Invaded Rome (A Campaign of Vengeance- Episode 1)

Hannibal Barca, the son of a mighty Carthaginian General,who will stop at nothing to wipe out the Roman Republic. 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

7/22/18 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: The Lady Boys

The Lady Boys also known as Kathoey are part of the feminine beauty in Thailand. These gender pioneers allowed transgender individuals to have their own platform where they are able to challenge stereotypes and claim cultural recognition. Continue reading

5/15/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech

Howard University alumnus Chadwick Boseman provides words of inspiration to the Class of 2018 during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

4/23/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Great White Hope (1970)

The Great White Hope, the film and play are based on the true story of Jack Johnson and his first wife, Etta Terry Duryea and the controversy over their marriage and Duryea’s death by suicide in 1912. Continue reading

4/4/18 O&A NYC MILESTONES:  Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination By Witness Clara Ester

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world. A then-college junior, Clara Ester was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and rushed to Martin Luther King Junior’s side when he was shot.

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3/25/18 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: 10 Most Influential Transgender People In The World

From Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, these famous trans have a positive impact on society and in pop culture. Continue reading

3/18/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didn’t It Rain

GOSPEL SUNDAYSister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is a pioneer of twentieth-century music. Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic/early rock accompaniment.  She became gospel music’s first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Continue reading