11/27/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: The First Moonwalk- Bill Bailey At The Apollo Theatre (1955)

Bill Bailey, brother of singer Pearl Bailey, is frequently credited with inventing the moonwalk because of a tap dancing move called backslide; making this one of the first ever moonwalks on film Continue reading

11/17/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Barack Obama: The 2020 60 Minutes Interview

The former president shares the advice he would give President Trump, his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, and what’s behind the divisions in Washington and across the U.S.- Scott Pelley reports. Continue reading

11/13/11 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Betty Bowers Reports on Trump’s Election Reaction

Betty Bower, America’s Best Christain, reports on lame duck president Donald J. Trump’s reaction to the election results. Continue reading

11/3/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Urges People To Vote (KTLA News 1964)

Black and white footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering a speech in front of The Boys Market in Los Angeles. This was one of many stops King made in Los Angeles as he traveled around the country encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election. Continue reading

10/20/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Le Sacre du Printemps

Le Sacre du printemps was originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for the  Ballets Russes . Commissioned by company impresario Serge Diaghilev and set to music by Igor Stravinsky, the ballet premiered 29 May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris. Continue reading

10/13/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Diana Ross – Marvin Gaye Tribute At The 12th American Music Awards (1985)

American music superstar Diana Ross host a moving tribute to her  friend and fellow Motown legend Marvin Gaye at the 1985 12th American Music Awards. Continue reading

10/12/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT!: Knight, Labelle and Warwick- Sisters In The Name Of Love (1986)

R&B divas Gladys Knight, Pattie LaBelle, and Dionne Warwick share an evening of music and girl talk in this 1986 television special.  Continue reading

10/3/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Tina Turner – The Girl From Nutbush (1992)

Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Continue reading

9/9/20 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Masaka Kids Africana Dancing African Dance

The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of Uganda-based children’s group, 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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9/1/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech

When Chadwick Boseman returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to give the 2018 commencement speech, he was already fighting for his life, which lends new weight to his encouragement to find purpose and hold on to integrity.
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