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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1/9/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: War – Edwin Starr

On the day that Edwin Starr’s War was released in June 1970, two Detroiters in their twenties were jailed for five years for ransacking a Chicago draft board office and burning its records – yet another example of the anger and rebellion which America’s prosecution of the Vietnam war was continuing to stir among the country’s young. The artists of Motown were hardly known at that time for social commentary and controversial material, but Starr had no superstar reputation to put at risk when he cut the song in May 1970. Continue reading

9/4/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Crisis vs Crime: DL Hughley Compares America’s Response To Opioid and Crack

Comedian DL Hughley compares America’s public and legal response to the Opioid and Crack in Crisis vs Crime. Continue reading

1/31/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Shady Bunch (A Roy Zimmerman Song Parody)

The Shady Bunch is a parody of the White House using the theme from the Brady Bunch. Music and lyrics by Frank DeVol and Sherwood Schwartz Parody lyrics by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby. 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

10/19/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Melania Trump: Most Bullied Person In The World

In her first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview, First Lady Melania Trump discusses her mission to end bullying… against her. Continue reading

10/2/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: The Legend of Kuta Kayne

By Walter Rutledge

Friday night I had a terrifying nightmare. In the dream the year was 1818 and I was on Hampton Plantation (the home of the Rutledge family) in McClellanville, South Carolina. Life in the Antebellum south was hard, cruel and short; with the average age of slave mortality under 42 years. Contrary to one uninformed twenty-first century entertainer slavery was not a choice.  Continue reading

8/12/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Our Cartoon President- Rudy Giuliani Defends Trump

Our Cartoon President’s attorney Rudy Giuliani appears on Anderson Cooper to defend President Trump. 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