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

2/3/19 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MOTH: Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome


The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

1/31/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Ingram- Just Once (Live in Korea)

James Ingram performs Just Once (Live in Korea) with introduction by Quincy Jones as part of Jones’ 80th birthday celebration. Continue reading

1/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Carmen de Lavallade’s Inspiring Women

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. “There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did,” de Lavallade says. Continue reading

11/27/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: When God Says No! Tragedy into Triumph – Inky Johnson Inspirational & Motivational Video

Inky Johnson was 8 games away from playing in the NFL when tragedy struck. Here is why he is an inspiration machine who refuses to let tragedy define his life. Continue reading

10/30/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Manifesting Your Soul’s Purpose with Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. The internationally renowned author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of self-development shares his idea of  Manifesting Your Soul’s Purpose. Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Michael B. Jordan – Body Transformations And Workout Routine for Creed 1 and 2 and Black Panther

This 8 week program was inspired by the fictional character Adonis Creed who is portrayed by Michael B. Jordan. If your goal is to get shredded like Adonis will be in his fight against Drago in Creed 2, it’s a solid template to work from. Continue reading