11/8/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Congressional Testimony

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Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer’s Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Continue reading

11/4/16 O&ANYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION Sneaker Con NYC Ends Today

By Adewale Adekanbi 

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Sneaker Con the two day event at New York City’s Davits Center North, 608 West 40th Street ends today.  

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11/4/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Alex Smith Jr. Honored At Bessies

By Walter Rutledge

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In life there are no detours, it is always the course appointed. Despite all of our plans and dreams we can count on the universe to add some unexpected twists and turns. Thelma Hill Preforming Arts Center’s Executive Chairman Alex Smith Jr. knows this all to well. In 1995 Smith become the guiding force of the organization by proxy, now twenty-one years later he was honored with a Service to the Field Award at the 29th New York Dance and Performance Awards- The Bessies. Continue reading

10/22/16 O&A NYC Saturday Morning Concert: Sade- Live In Munich (1984)

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Sade: Live in Munich from ethereal songstress Sade captures a live performance by the artist, recorded live in Munich in 1984. The movie released Jul 12, 2011 by the Hudson/Street studio include Your Love Is King, Hang On To Your Love, I Will Be Your Friend, and more.  Continue reading

10/22/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Jean-Paul Goude Directs Kenzo And H&M Fashion Show Celebration

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KENZO x H&M made its runway debut with a spectacular show directed by fashion legend Jean-Paul Goude on October 19th at Pier 36 in New York. Guests were invited to experience the uniquely vibrant and playful energy of the KENZO x H&M collection designed by  KENZO Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.
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10/12/16 O&A NYC AUTOMOBILE: BMW Shows Us the Future With The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept

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The BMW Group presented its fourth Vision Vehicle, the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100, to mark the opening of its exhibition and event platform, Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

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For the Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept, BMW envisions a self-right system, whether the bike is stationary or moving. The advantages while stopped mean no more dented tanks or crushed turn signals, and while underway, BMW suggests this system would make the bike more nimble, and easier to handle.

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Similarly, the bike’s computer understands its handling limits, like vehicle stability systems in a car, and can either suggest corrections to the rider or make them itself. These corrections could involve helping it bank in a corner, for example.

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9/24/16 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Beyonce Live at Glastonbury (Full Concert)

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Beyonce’s live performance at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 22–26 June 2011. Continue reading

9/13/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Send in the Clowns (Trump Parody)- Barbara Streisand

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Ten-time Grammy-winner Barbara Streisand delivered an anti-Trump re-worked rendition of the 1973 Stephen Sondheim classic Send in the Clowns.
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8/19/16 O&A NYC EVENTS: NYC Black Pride 2016 Heritage Awards Ceremony Honors LBGTQ Trailbrazers

By  Walter Rutledge

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The NYC Black Pride 2016 Heritage Awards Ceremony will be held tonight from 6- 10pm at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Lenox Avenue West 135th Street.  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