11/13/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: All the Way Home (1957) (When A Black Family Moves Next Door)

All the Way Home: an examination of what happens in a community when a Negro family stops in front of a ‘FOR SALE’ sign. Dramatizes the unreason and prejudice which bar a solution to the integration problem in housing. – From the Prelinger Archive.
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10/28/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Fats Waller & Ada Brown – That Ain’t Right – Stormy Weather (1943)

That Ain’t Right. … is featured in the musical film Stormy Weather (1943), sung by Ada Brown and Fats Waller. Continue reading

10/14/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1979) Diahann Carroll, Constance Good and Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings based on the autobiography of the same name by Maya Angelou. The film first aired on April 28, 1979 on CBS. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Robert Ri’chard- Excerpts From Chocolate City

Chocolate City (2015) stars Robert Ri’ chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra and Vivian Fox. Continue reading

9/21/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mahogany- Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins

Mahogany (1975) stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions.  Fresh from the success of Lady Sings The Blues, this film served as Ross’ follow-up feature film. It was released on October 8, 1975. Continue reading

9/16/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth Dance So Near and Yet So Far (You’ll Never Get Rich – 1941)

You’ll Never Get Rich (Columbia Pictures) is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth. The picture was very successful at the box office, turning Hayworth into a major star, and provided a welcome boost to Astaire who felt his career.
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9/9/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The River Niger (1976) Starring Cicely Tyson,  James Earl Jones And Lou Gossett

The River Niger is a 1976 film adaptation of the 1972 Joseph A. Walker of the same name. The film was directed by Krisha Shah, and starred James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, and Louis Gossett Jr.  Continue reading

9/5/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mad Manoush- Night Tango

This entertaining dance sequence featuring Steve Karell and Lindsay Hollister from the movie Get Smart set to the music of Mad Manoush
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(Repost) 8/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Faces of Africa- Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeats (Part 1)

Faces of Africa brings you the story of Fela Kuti, one of Africa’s music legends, and his influence on art and politics through music. Continue reading