8/15/18 O&A NYC LBGTQ: 21st Annual NYC Black Pride (August 14- August 19, 2018)

New York City Black Pride 2018 celebrates its 21st anniversary this year! This annual multicultural festival is one of the biggest events celebrating Black and Latino LGBT people in the city.  Continue reading

8/15/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: POSE- Category is Royalty (Robbery And Ball Scene)

POSE (Pilot)-  From Season 1, Episode 1 (Premired Sunday, June 3, 9:00 p.m. ) featuring Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Dominique Jackson as Elektra and Jason A. Rodriguez as Lemar.  Continue reading

8/10/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Leonard Cohen- Dance Me To The End Of Love

This passionate duet is set to Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love. Continue reading

5/23/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Vogue Femm – Starring Dashaun “Evisu” Wesley

Vogue Femm – a short dance film Starring Dashaun Wesley and directed by Sailey Williams presented by XEX Magazine. Continue reading

8/17/16 O&A NYC EVENTS: NYC Black Pride Begins Today

By Walter Rutledge

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The 19th Annual NYC Black Pride 2016 begins today with IGNITE: The opening reception at ALOFT Harlem, 2296 Frederick Douglas Blvd. The five-day celebration, which runs through Sunday, August 21, will feature events celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ people of color. NYC Black Pride, the oldest LGBTQ celebration, has morphed throughout the United States into celebrations of awareness, camaraderie, and tolerance. Continue reading

7/5/16 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Abdiel Jacobsen- A Walk In Our Heels

By Walter Rutledge

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A Walk In Our Heels began as a dare by one of Abdiel Jacobsen’s private ballroom students. Jacobsen acquired a pair of high heels took up the challenge starting a blog called A Walk In My Heels (awalkinmyheels.com). The blog documented his travels throughout New York City as a man wearing high heels for over a year. This experiment became the catalyst of his choreography A Walk In Our Heels, one of the works performed during the 40th anniversary of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center on June 22, 2016. Continue reading