2/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- EXTRA: Desmond Richardson- Imprint/Maya at TEDx Talks

Desmond Richardson co-founder/co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater also holds the distinction of being the first African-American principal dancer of American Ballet Theater. Here he performs Imprint/Maya by Dwight Roden and shares his biggest inspiration and finding joy through movement. Continue reading

6/5/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Kanneh-Masons: The Family That Plays Together

The Kanneh-Masons family are rock stars in the classical world: Seven British brothers and sisters, ages 8 to 21, whose musical talents shine from TV competitions to a royal wedding. Lee Cowan interviews the Kanneh-Masons: Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata, and Mariatu. 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

1/31/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Mahershala Ali – Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Moonlight) – SAG Awards 2017

Mahershala Ali poses in the press room with the awards for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for “Moonlight” and outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Hidden Figures” at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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10/18/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Ruth Brown’s 1989 Tony Award Acceptance Speech For Best Actress in a Musical And Performance With Linda Hopkins And Cast


Ruth Brown wins the 1989 43rd Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Black and Blue. And a performance of T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do with Linda Hopkins  and cast. Continue reading

8/23/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Boy Who Learned to Fly- The Usain Bolt Story

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 Th​e Boy Who Learned to Fly​, an animated film based on the life of Usain Bolt. This is the story of the fastest man in the world, who almost never was. Continue reading

8/16/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: O&A NYC Inspirational Tuesday: When you don’t give up..You cannot fail!- The Derek Redmond Story by Connie Lynne

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It was Monday night, August 3, at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. At the track and field stadium, the gun sounded  for the 400-meter semifinals. About 100 meters into the race,  Britain’s Derek Redmond crumpled to the track with a torn right  hamstring. Medical attendants rushed out to assist him, but as they  approached Redmond, he waved them all aside, struggled to his feet, and crawled and hopped in a desperate effort to finish the race. Continue reading

8/2/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: President Barack Obama’s 2016 Democratic National Convention Speech

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President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. 
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