7/22/18 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: The Lady Boys

The Lady Boys also known as Kathoey are part of the feminine beauty in Thailand. These gender pioneers allowed transgender individuals to have their own platform where they are able to challenge stereotypes and claim cultural recognition. Continue reading

5/15/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech

Howard University alumnus Chadwick Boseman provides words of inspiration to the Class of 2018 during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

2/16/18 O&A NYC MUSIC- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III,  the iconic American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz. Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY EXTRA! – ANYTHING GOES: The Versace Tribute Collection- Spring/Summer 2018

“This collection is a Tribute to the life and works of Gianni. Continue reading

10/9/17 O&A NYC THIS WEEK: The Ugly Truth About Christopher Columbus

Growing up, we were all taught that Columbus discovered America. However, this is not the case at all. Columbus got lost looking for India, and instead landed in the Caribbean. Continue reading

9/2/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- SPORTS: Unstripped Voices- How The NBA Allowed Black Players To Join The League.

Unstripped Voices shares the real story on how the NBA started allowing Black players to join and establish the league. Many credit the change in attitude to a 1948 game between The Original Harlem Globetrotters  & the Minneapolis Lakers. Continue reading

8/12/17 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Dance Theatre of Harlem- Fall River Legend

Fall River Legend by choreographer Agnes de Mille tells the infamous story of Lizzie Borden.  De Mille alters the outcome of court case, with Borden receiving a guilty verdict rather than an acquittal. Continue reading

8/7/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Billie Holiday her songs from the film New Orleans

Billie Holiday in the 1947 film New Orleans. This video contains Holiday’s songs only- Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (two versions), Farewell To Storyville, and The Blues Are Brewin’. Continue reading

8/26/17 (Repost) O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Eartha Kitt Live (1968)

Eartha Kitt performs and discusses her life, the Vietnam War, and racism in America.   Continue reading

9/5/17 O&A NYC DANCE AND MUSIC: FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm) original version by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg

 FOLI, the word for rhythm used by the Malinke tribes of Baro, Guinee Afrika, encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life. Continue reading