12/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fred Rogers Testifies Before The Senate Subcommittee On Communications (May 1, 1969)

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the then-recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers’ six minutes of testimony, Pastore’s demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.
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11/5/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Denzel Washington Motivational Speech 2019

“Every failed experiment is one step closer to success you’ve got to take risk. I’m sure you have probably heard that before, but I want to talk to you about why that so important- fall forward.”Denzel Washington Continue reading

10/22/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jemele Hill And The Story Of How One Tweet Changed Her Life (Day Ones)

After her controversial tweets about President Donald Trump, Jemele Hill’s life was turned upside down in an instant. Continue reading

9/17/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jean Michel Basquiat Documentary

Jean Michel Basquiat went from obscurity and poverty to unbelievable wealth and critic acclaim.   Continue reading

9/10/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X After Return From Mecca

Malcolm X speaks on his ideologies after his return from his pilgrimage to Mecca and his presentation to the U.N.
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(Repost) 8/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Faces of Africa- Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeats (Part 1)

Faces of Africa brings you the story of Fela Kuti, one of Africa’s music legends, and his influence on art and politics through music. Continue reading

8/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr.- When My Son Was Harassed By Police

Shortly after being elected as President of the American Academy of Religion, Prof. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. received a call from his son, who had been harassed by two police officers.
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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