3/30/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Moms Mabley – Don’t Sit on my Bed (1948)

Moms Mabley performs Don’t Sit On My Bed form the 1948 all-Black cast film Killer Diller. Continue reading

3/28/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Terrible Awful- The Help

Minny tells of the “Terrible Awful” and the secret ingredient in her special revenge chocolate pie.  Continue reading

3/23/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Grace Jones in Vamp

Vamp.1986.rmvb_001402278Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

3/9/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY/ WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

3/8/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music (1982)

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Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, a Broadway musical revue, written for and starring American singer and actress Lena Horne. The show opened on May 12, 1981, and after 333 performances, closed on June 30, 1982, Horne’s 65th birthday. Continue reading

3/6/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Booty Warrior- Fleece Johnson

The Booty Warrior- Fleece Johnson is inspired by the Boondocks spoof on MSNBC’s Lock-up series.  Continue reading

3/2/20 O&A HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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2/24/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Dear Basketball- Kobe Bryant’s Oscar Winner Short Film


Kobe Byrant’s 2018 Oscar winner Best Animation short film Dear Basketball Continue reading

2/12/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Richard Pryor Live and Smoking 1971

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ is a 1971 American stand-up comedy concert film starring and written by Richard Pryor and directed by Michael Blum, who also cinematographer and producer.  Continue reading

1/29/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Fences (Parody) 

King Bach presents this parody of the film adaptation of August Wilson award winning play Fences starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Continue reading