2/25/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY PT.2: Kobe Bryant – Mamba Forever

Remember Kobe Bryant with Nike’s Mamba Forever tribute. It is a big inspirational moment in black history.To accompany the recent memorial service for Kobe Bryant, Nike has put together a tribute video to remember the late basketball star. Inspiration is forever. Continue reading

2/25/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X on CBC’s Front Page Challenge

He was revered. He was despised. Some saw him as a guardian of civil rights, a force of empowerment and self-respect for blacks in America. Others branded him a provocateur, a racial supremacist and a menace. His words, incisive and unforgiving had the capacity to unite – and divide.
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2/9/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome

The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

12/24/19 O&A NYC HOLIDAY INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Its A Wonderful Life – Final Scenes

 
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.  Continue reading

12/15/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called “Valley praise”. Continue reading

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