2/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

No Diggity is by R&B group as the first single for their second studio album Another Level featuring Dr.Dre and Queen Pen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Black Folks Should Stick Together- Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks

Comedian Kyle Erby thinks black folks should stick together.
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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

2/1/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY- BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Bad Blood by Ulysses Dove

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Bad Blood received its World Premiere, in 1984 on Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Featuring music by Laurie Anderson (Gravity’s Angel and Walking and Falling) and Peter Gabriel (Excellent Birds) the work in an erotic tour de force battle of the sexes. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre premiered the work in 1986. It is one of seven Dove ballets in the Ailey Company repertoire.  Continue reading

2/1/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES- BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Jenifer Lewis- The Mother of Black Hollywood, “Always Check The Meat”

Kicking off the Black History Month Morning Funnies Jenifer Lewis reads an excerpt from her new book The Mother of Black Hollywood “Always Check The Meat”.

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1/20/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ain’t Gonna Let No Body Turn Me ‘Round- The Freedom Singers Perform At The Obama White House

(Ain’t Gonna let Nobody) Turn Me Round performed by The Freedom Singers at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement.
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7/26/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Janet Jackson- Love Will Never Do (Without You)

Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) was more than a video, here Janet came into her own.  Continue reading

2/27/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Janelle Monáe – Django Jane

Janelle Monáe just dropped two songs Make Me Feel  and Django Jane (and their accompanying music videos) from her new album Dirty Computer. Continue reading

2/27/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Olamide – Science Student (Official Video)

 Nigerian hip hop recording artist Olamide has released a new video for his Science Student single. The song ushered in a new trend called the Shaku Shaku dance/sound. Continue reading