4/23/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Dwyane Wade- This Bud’s For 3 ( Budweiser)

To celebrate his final season, Dwyane Wade has been swapping jerseys with NBA legends. Before he said goodbye, we surprised him with five more. Continue reading

4/7/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tonéx Make Me Over ”canta muito”

Make Me Over by Tonéx from his 2004 album Out The Box.  This was his first live album and third major release. It was recorded Live on September 19, 2003 at The San Diego Civic Theater. Out the Box is Certified Platinum selling well over 980,000 copies. Continue reading

3/24/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Anita Wilson – More Than Anything


Anita Wilson performs More Than Anything from her 2017 album Sunday Song.  Continue reading

 2/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- EXTRA: Desmond Richardson- Imprint/Maya at TEDx Talks

Desmond Richardson co-founder/co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater also holds the distinction of being the first African-American principal dancer of American Ballet Theater. Here he performs Imprint/Maya by Dwight Roden and shares his biggest inspiration and finding joy through movement. Continue reading

2/3/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MOTH: Morehouse College – 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

1/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Ingram- Just Once (Live in Korea)

James Ingram performs Just Once (Live in Korea) with introduction by Quincy Jones as part of Jones’ 80th birthday celebration. Continue reading

1/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Carmen de Lavallade’s Inspiring Women

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. “There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did,” de Lavallade says. Continue reading

1/27/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: He Heard My Cry- A New Animated Video From Donald Lawrence-

Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Donald Lawrence released the animated visual for the song He Heard My Cry (feat. Sir the Baptist and Arnetta Murrill-Crooms). Filled with a rich color palette and striking artwork, the lyric video brings alive the stylistic flourishes that Lawrence is known for in his music. Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers: He Heard My Cry, marks the second single released from the forthcoming celebratory album, Goshen. Continue reading

1/21/19 O&A NYC REMEMBERING THE KING: Martin Luther King- I Have A Dream (August 28, 1963)

The March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives. When our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us! Continue reading