Truth speaking to power and the world Dwanye Wade and his wife Dabrielle Union share their admiration for their daughter Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade while receiving the President’s Award at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards ’23. Continue reading
Category Archives: Black Lives Matter
2/27/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: 400 Years – A Case for the Deliberate Destruction of the Black Community (2020)
400 Years – A Case for the Deliberate Destruction of the Black Community (2020) is the story of black people in America, from the 1400s all the way to 2020. This is a heavy history, full of pain, but it must be understood. Enjoy and wake up. A film by Kenjah King.
11/1/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Trevor Noah Story
Lesley Stahl speaks with “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah about growing up in apartheid-era South Africa and his career as a standup comedian. Continue reading
6/6/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- PRIDE: Paris is Burning
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.”
3/14/22 O&A NYC BLACK FACTS: The Tuskegee Experiment
From 1932 to 1972, the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operated an extremely unethical medical experiment on the effects of outcomes of untreated syphilis. During the Tuskegee Experiment hundreds of poor Black men from Macon County, Alabama were enrolled in the study, and treatment for syphilis was withheld from them. Continue reading
3/4/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ghetto Funk- James Brown (2022)
Ghetto Funk started out life as a UK based online blog and record label which was founded by Simon and Will in August 2010. They wanted to create something for the burgeoning ‘party breaks’ scene so that people had a place to find the latest music and artists contributing to this new and exciting sound.
2/18/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Dressing like Millionaires in Poverty – The Dandies of Congo 2022
1/9/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Michael Jackson – You Rock My World
The short film to You Rock My World, the Top 10 hit single from Michael Jackson‘s Invincible, features guest appearances from Chris Tucker, Michael Madsen and Marlon Brando, in one of his final film appearances.
2/7/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Mission (1959) | Sammy Davis, Jr., James Edwards | Buffalo Soldiers
One in this western anthology series hosted by Dick Powell, based on the works of Zane Grey. Dick Powell makes introductory comments about black soldiers service in the U.S. cavalry. In this episode, the men of the 10th Cavalry, an all black unit known as The Buffalo Soldiers, has been chosen to transport a Comanche chieftain back to the fort where he will sign a peace treaty with the U.S. government. Continue reading
2/2/22 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Masaka Kids Africana Dancing To Jerusalema By Master KG Feat Nomcebo & Burna Boy
The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of African children, from the age of 2 and up. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.