4/16/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Night Creature- An Ailey/Ellington Masterwork

Ailey All Access presents the online encore of Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature. This classic work is a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music. Continue reading

4/16/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez TELEVISION SERIES TRAILER: Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness | Character Trailer | Netflix

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set to take place just two years after the events of Resident Evil 4 where Leon was asked by the president himself to save his daughter, Ashley. Leon is then invited to the White House to further the investigation of who received the classified presidential files. Continue reading

4/14/21 O&A NYC BLACK LIVE MATTER: Former Officer Jim Potter Charge In Daunte Wright’s Death

By Walter Rutledge

Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of  20-year-old Daunte Wright. This comes one day after the 26-year police veteran  resigned from the police department. State officials said Ms. Potter would be booked into Hennepin County Jail. She was taken into custody at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Bodycam footage

Mr. Wright was killed Sunday during a traffic stop when Ms. Potter shot him with her two-pound black 9-millimeter Glock instead her eight-ounce yellow Taser. Police described the shooting as an accident, and body-camera footage showed her shouting the word Taser several times before firing her gun. The killing sparked protests and clashes with police on Sunday and Monday nights. Several cities in the region, including Minneapolis, St. Paul and Brooklyn Center, imposed curfews amid the protests.

Ex-officer charged with manslaughter

Ben Crump, who is representing the Wright family, said he appreciated that Washington County Attorney Pete Orput was pursuing justice; but a veteran of the police force knows the difference between a Taser and a gun. “This was no accident. This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force”. If convicted charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison under Minnesota law.

4/13/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Universal Hip Hop Museum Will Honor DMX

The Universal Hip Hop Museum  plans to create a collection and archive that will honor the late iconic rapper DMX. The museum will be located in the Mott Haven neighborhood, and is scheduled to open in 2024. The birthplace of hip-hop is the Boogie Down Bronx; it only seems right that a museum to honor the music and everything about it will be built there. Continue reading

4/13/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: The Confession of Nat Turner Read by Brock Peters (1968)

The reading of, The Confessions of Nat Turner by the distinguished actor, Brock Peters, represents the first attempt to make Turner, leader of the most massive slave revolt ever to occur in America, known to a large popular audience. A widely circulated novel, recently awarded a Pulitzer prize, was the cause for a number of scholars and critics.
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4/8/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) is the 1965 Four Tops classic hit.
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4/6/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SPORTS REVIEW: Knicks at Nets| Full Game Highlights

Julius Randle missed the game-tying FG attempt at the final buzzer as the New York Knicks fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 114-112. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 40 PTS and 7 AST in the victory, while Jeff Green added 23 PTS, including the go-ahead free throws with 3.7 seconds remaining in regulation.  Continue reading

4/6/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FOOTWEAR: Travis Scott x Fragment Jordan 1 Early Review!

The Travis Scott x Fragment Jordan 1 is an upcoming sneaker release that has essentially broken the internet, but is it a dope sneaker or just built up hype? Blake Yarbrough reviews an early promo sample pair of the Travis Scott x Fragment Jordan 1. Continue reading

4/6/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Temptations Perform My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral

 The Temptations sing My Girl at David Ruffin’s Funeral on June 10,1991 in Detroit Michigan. Members Ali-Ollie Woodson, Richard Street, Damon Harris, Dennis Edwards, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Ricky Owens performed the Tempation’s classic. A little know fact former Motown superstar Michael Jackson paid for the funeral. Continue reading

4/5/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FOOTWEAR: Nike SB Dunk High “Maui Wowie”

Every year, Nike SB prepares something very special for 4/20, the national Stoner Holiday. This year following the Dog Walker and Reverse Skunk, the brand is looking towards Hawaii’s lush greens.It’s unclear whether or not Nike SB has included a stash pocket in these, but if it’s true 4/20 drop, then I wouldn’t put it past them. For now, sit tight and expect more updates soon.