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.”
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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.
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2/18/22 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Dressing like Millionaires in Poverty – The Dandies of Congo 2022

Welcome to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. There is movement called The Society of Ambience Makers, Elegant People also known as Sapology. It’s members obsess over style, spending a fortune on premium brands, in a city that’s one of the poorest on the planet. Welcome to the world of the Congo Dandies.

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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.
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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.

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2/2/22 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours

The Choice Is Yours is by Hip Hop duo Black Sheep, from their debut album A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.It was released in October 1991 as the second single from the album. Continue reading

2/2/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us (Brazil Version)

They Don’t Care About Us is the fifth single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I and was released in April 16,1996.It is a protest song and remains one of the most controversial pieces Michael Jackson ever composed. Continue reading