11/16/18 O&A NYC SHORT FILM: NASIR – The Film

Nasir The Film short film is directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, where he touched on social and economic issues ingrained, including racism and police brutality.Each track off NASIR received visuals, making the film just an extended music video.In addition to Nas himself, NASIR – The Film stars Slick Rick, Demarius Mack, among others. Continue reading

11/15/18 O&A NYC SPORTS: Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics in 1936

Jesse Owens stole Hilter’s glory and dispelled the Ayran master race propaganda at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens  won 4 gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4 × 100 meter relay; his victories angered and embarrassed Hitler.

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11/5/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Top 10 Best Choreographed Dance Music Videos

The top 10 best choreographed dance music videos Continue reading

10/31/18 O&A NYC HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller, Michael Jackson’s 1984 music video directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson.   Continue reading

10/20/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Nigerian Model Davidson Obennebo- Davidson Follow the Journey (Episode 1)

Nigerian born model Davidson Obennebo made history in 2016 when he became the first Overall Winner from Africa at the Elite Model Look World Final in Lisbon. Continue reading

10/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Tap Heat

Tap Heat, a 14 minute award winning short film starring Arthur Duncan and Jason Samuels Smith that uses dance as dialogue. Different styles of tap, Urban Funk and Traditional Tap, are in conflict where society has decided to accept one style over another. The characters and their styles ultimately find common ground, when the entire cast joins in on stage in a tap dance number reminiscent of the 30’s and 40’s Broadway musicals, with a contemporary edge that reflects current trends in tap styles today. Continue reading

10/5/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Lil Buck by Vernie Yeung

Lil Buck, the Bessie Award winning performer, mastered the local dance tradition of Jookin from the streets of Memphis. Nicknamed “street ballet” for good reason, Lil Buck has become a rising star in the dance world, having performed in ads by the likes of Louis Vuitton and Apple. His latest venture  invited renowned film director Vernie Yeung to capture his unique airborne dance routine. Continue reading

9/27/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Lil Buck at Fondation Louis Vuitton

London-based director Andrew Margetson follows Memphis-born jookin’ dancer Lil Buck as he twists and turns past masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse to mark the current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. Continue reading

9/26/18 O&A NYC FILM/DANCE: Frenel

Frenel Morris (a Miliner/Father) Terence Nance (Director) Chanelle Aponte Pearson (Producer) Shawn Peters (Photography) Storyboard P. & Daphe Lee (Dancers) Nelson Mandela Nance (aka Norvis Junior) (Editor).  Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)


Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading