6/6/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5- I Want You Back- The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jackson 5 performed I Want You Back on The Ed Sullivan Show December 14, 1969.

Continue reading

5/1/24 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Good Times – SNL With Janet Jackson Guest

Janet Jackson reprises her role as Penny from Good Times and joins the Evans family (Kenan Thompson, Maya Rudolph, J.B. Smoove, Finesse Mitchell) in this tribute that combines classic plots from the hit 1970s sitcom. [Season 29, 2004] Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass

yolanda11_1734

This Too Shall Pass, a song written by Yolanda Adams, was released as the last single from her 2005 album Day by Day.  

Continue reading

4/2/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jennifer Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress at the 79th Oscars (2007)

George Clooney presents singer/actor Jennifer Hudson with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Dreamgirls at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. Continue reading

3/26/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: College Students Surprise Security Guard 

A beloved college security guard mentioned that he hadn’t visited his family in Nigeria for a long time. So a group of students started a GoFundMe and surprised him with a trip. Continue reading

3/18/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Trip to Bountiful- Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Keke Palmer

Unable to drive, Carrie (Cicely Tyson) begs her son (Blair Underwood) to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Carrie makes an escape to the bus station, where she meets Thelma (Keke Palmer) in The Trip to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams also stars in this film. Continue reading

3/17/24 O&A NYC THE SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Barry Brewer- The Difference Between White Church and Black Church- Barry Brewer

Comedian Barry Brewer demonstrates the difference between Sunday morning service uptown and cross town. Continue reading

3/17/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans- Mary Don’t You Weep and More


The Caravans (Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Dorthy Norwood, Albertina Walker, and Delores Washington) perform Mary Don’t You Weep and Sweeping Through the City at the 2007 BET Gospel Celebration.

Continue reading

3/16/24 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Barry Brewer Jr.- I Accidentally Went on a Gay Date

Sometimes hangin’ out can be misinterpreted as a date night. In Barry Brewer Jr’s case, an opportunity too good to be true turned out to be a misconstrued pursuit.

Continue reading

3/14/24 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Rita Moreno Describes Trump Sandwich

The 2024 presidential election in the United States revealed a sharply divided nation. Arguments between supporters and opponents of the former president, Donald J. Trump, rage across dinner tables and social media platforms. EGOT honored actress Rita Moreno shares the recipe to the former failed, one-time loser symbolic deli sandwich. A deli treat befitting Queens most loathsome native. Continue reading