5/26/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Life On A Slave Ship

From approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; nearly 2 million slaves would perish on their journey across the Atlantic.
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(Repost) 5/24/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Didn’t It Rain-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Gospel Music’s First Crossover Artist)

GOSPEL SUNDAYSister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is a pioneer of twentieth-century music. Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic/early rock accompaniment.  She became gospel music’s first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Continue reading

5/24/02 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN HISTORY: Life Aboard a Slave Ship

From approximately 1525 to 1866, 12.5 million Africans were forcibly transported across the Middle Passage to serve as slaves in the New World. Life aboard slave ships was agonizing and dangerous; nearly 2 million slaves would perish on their journey across the Atlantic.
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2/25/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X on CBC’s Front Page Challenge

He was revered. He was despised. Some saw him as a guardian of civil rights, a force of empowerment and self-respect for blacks in America. Others branded him a provocateur, a racial supremacist and a menace. His words, incisive and unforgiving had the capacity to unite – and divide.
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2/24/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Dear Basketball- Kobe Bryant’s Oscar Winner Short Film


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2/23/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Saint John Coltrane- A Love Supreme (BBC Documentary 2004)

In the film documentary Saint John Coltrane – A Love Supreme – BBC Documentary (2004) Alan Yentob examines the legend of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane whose obsession with music is matched by an equally obsessive following all over the world. Continue reading

12/19/19 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Best Air Jordan Collection In The World!? (Perfect Pair)

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

DNA Show have been good friends with Kenny for years and finally able to have to schedules align and get over to his house to see one the greatest sneaker collections in the world. DNA Show we dive into 2500 pairs of shoes. 

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10/14/19 O&A NYC THIS WEEK: The Ugly Truth About Christopher Columbus

Growing up, we were all taught that Columbus discovered America. However, this is not the case at all. Columbus got lost looking for India, and instead landed in the Caribbean. Continue reading

9/17/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jean Michel Basquiat Documentary

Jean Michel Basquiat went from obscurity and poverty to unbelievable wealth and critic acclaim.   Continue reading

9/15/19 O&A NYC WITH WALESTLYEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Notorious B.I.G. Mini-Doc ’25 Years of Ready to Die’

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Amazon Music’s The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die follows the Notorious B.I.G. at the crucial moment when he was transitioning from unsigned hype to the rap superstar he’d become.  Continue reading