9/21/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Debbie Allen Receives Governors Award At The 73rd Emmys

Debbie Allen the legendary actress, choreographer, and producer was honored at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ prestigious Governors Award during the Sunday 19th 2021 telecast.  Continue reading

8/9/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena (2012) documentary film that takes an unprecedented look into the extremely private world of Venus and Serena Williams. Continue reading

8/2/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Pinky (1949) Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters and Ethel Barrymore

Pinky (Jeanne Crain) is a black woman so fair-skinned she was able to pose as white throughout nursing school. Newly graduated, she flees south to visit her grandmother (Ethel Waters) after a doctor, unaware of her true ancestry, proposes to her. Continue reading

7/22/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Notorious B.I.G. Story (2001)

Christopher George Latore Wallace better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G.Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was a Brooklyn born rapper and songwriter. Continue reading

7/19/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Giannis Antetokounmpo- 10 Things You Need To Know



Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo was born in Greece to Nigerian parents. The professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. Continue reading

7/19/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: As Summers Die (1986) Starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis

As Summers Die a 1986 film starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Bette Davis. The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus ( Beah Richards). It had been given to her by her one-time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Continue reading

6/23/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Jack Johnson (1970)- With Music by Miles Davis

Jack Johnson is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Jimmy Jacobs about the American boxer Jack Johnson (1878–1946). Continue reading

6/9/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: 15 Untold Black History Inventors

Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture.
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5/30/21 O&A NYC DANCE: Greenwood- By Donald Byrd Performed By The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Donald Byrd’s fifth Ailey commission draws on the Company’s theatrical roots and legacy of addressing social injustice. The work’s title references a 1921 tragedy that happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s segregated Greenwood District. At the time, it was one of the country’s most affluent African American communities, known as “Black Wall Street.” Continue reading