Inspirational Tuesday

2/20/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: David Goggins Motivational Speech – Force Yourself To Get It Done

David Goggins is an American retired Navy Seal. He is also an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, tirathlete, public speaker, author of two memoirs and was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in sports. Continue reading

2/13/24 O7A NYC ST. VALENTINE DAY INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Adam Roa How to Find the Perfect Relationship |

On the eve of St. Valentine’s Day Adam Roa delivers the feels in a shiver-inducing speech about how we can be ready to receive and nurture the most important relationship in our life. Continue reading

2/6/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: You Need To Hear This – David Goggins Motivational Speech

David Goggins is an American retired Navy Seal. He is also an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, author of two memoirs, and was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in sport. Continue reading

1/23/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: David Goggins – Get Up And Make It Happen

David Goggins is an American retired United States Navy SEAL. He is also an ultramarathon runner, ultra – distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, author of two memoirs and was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in sports. Continue reading

  1/15/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: How Lenny Kravitz Discovered He’s Black

Lenny Kravitz shares that he never thought about his parents being of different ethnicities until a pivotal moment in first grade. From that day forward Lenny realized he was Black, and that society would see him as only that. Continue reading

12/12/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: A Holiday to Remember

The best part of the holidays is the memories, the ones we make and the ones we reminisce. Continue reading

11/14/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Motivational Speech – Stop Being Distracted And Remember Why You Started

Embrace the shadows of your journey. Each distraction is but a fleeting ghost. Remember why you ignited your flame. In the heart of darkness, your purpose is your only true light. This video is going to help you find your fire and keep you on the path. Our original speakers… Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Stop Wasting Time – Best Motivational Speech (Featuring Eric Thomas)

Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author, consultant and minister. Speeches by Eric  Thomas are popular on YouTube. Continue reading

10/24/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jay Z Finally Reveals His Secret To Success [EYE-OPENING]

Jay Z shares wisdom on what allows successful people to thrive. Both his career and his success have spanned decades. He continues to be an example of what dedication, vision and consistency can produce. Continue reading

10/3/23 O&A INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Reframing the Narrative: Blacks in Ballet | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original

Eleven black dancers from historically white ballet companies were commissioned by The Kennedy Center to create and perform a brand new ballet in just two weeks. This is their story… Continue reading

9/26/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Misty Copeland: It Took 10 Years Before I Could Tell This Story

Famed ballerina Misty Copeland looks back on her poverty-stricken childhood, as her mom applied for food stamps and they were living in a “dingy” motel. Misty says her mom could no longer support her passion for ballet, until Misty’s ballet teacher invited the dancer to live with her and her… Continue reading

9/12/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Get Up And Get To Work – Power Motivational Speech | Coach Pain

Every challenge in life requires discipline and focus. There are going to be many days in your life where you don’t feel like you have the strength to get up and carry on. But you know you must have the strength. Through determination, focus and discipline, you can accomplish anything.… Continue reading

8/22/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Parker McKenna Posey Finally Gets Comfortable With Her Body | Body Of Work

Actress Parker McKenna Posey isn’t the little girl you saw on the sitcom My Wife and Kids anymore. She’s a full grown woman with a workout.Posey shared how her professional career started to change for the worse as she got older. And it wasn’t like she started to look bad,… Continue reading

8/15/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Let Them Go- Madea’s Life Changing Speech

Tyler Perry’s Madea (everyone’s favorite gun toting cinamatic grandmother, shares some important words of wisdom. Continue reading

8/15/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Let Them Go- Madea’s Life Changing Speech

Tyler Perry’s Madea (everyone’s favorite gun toting cinamatic grandmother, shares some important words of wisdom. Continue reading

5/30/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Virgil Abloh Advice Leaves Audience Speechless

 Virgil Abloh was a fashion designer and entrepreneur. One of the most influential and respected fashion designers of his generation, he began his own line of luxury streetwear clothing, Pyrex Vision in 2012 and became the chief executive officer the Milan based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in… Continue reading

5/9/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 7 Things You Can Learn From Nelson Mandela’s Life

  For 27 years Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for his belief in a free and just society. When he was released in 1990 – he led the charge for a multi-racial democracy and a country where the freedoms of one are the freedoms of all. He became South Africa’s first… Continue reading

4/25/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Kill Excuses – Motivational Speech

Ben Lionel Scott is an Australian motivational speaker and YouTube celebrity who is known for his motivational contents on his YouTube channel. Because of his motivation, he has been able to garner hundreds of thousands of followers. Continue reading

4/18/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: I’m Going To Make It- Motivational Speech

Ben Lionel Scott is an Australian motivational speaker and YouTube celebrity who is known for his motivational contents on his YouTube channel. Because of his motivation, he has been able to garner hundreds of thousands of followers. Continue reading

3/7/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malawi Trip 2017 – Rhianna

In January 2017, the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Global Citizen visited Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to advocate for strong education systems that ensure the world’s… Continue reading

2/21/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: You Will Not Break Me – Motivational Speech

A Motivational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. The speech itself is popularly known as a pep talk. Continue reading

1/24/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: It’s Time To Win | Powerful Motivational Speeches For 2023

Eddie Pinero is an international speaker, video producer and the Founder of Your World Within. His goal is to inspire others to live their best lives. Continue reading

1/10/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Eagle Mentality

  Mentality of the Eagle that can help and actually change our daily living if we apply it in our real life. Continue reading

1//3/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: T.D.Jakes- How To Overcome Fear

T.D. Jakes share his ideas in overcoming fear.  Continue reading

12/27/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY:Chadwick Boseman- God Has A Plan For You

Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther provides words of inspiration to college graduates about finding purpose in life.  Continue reading

12/20/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: James Baldwin and Paul Weiss Debate Discrimination In America (The Dick Cavett Show 5/16/69 )

James Baldwin and Yale Professor, Paul Weiss get engaged in a debate on the issue of racial discrimination in the USA. Continue reading

12/13/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Caleb Williams Thanks His Parents & His High School Coach In Heisman Speech | ESPN College Football

In his speech after winning the 2022 Heisman Trophy, Caleb Williams thanks his high school coach and parents for what they did for him. His speech has a inspirational notation for the next generation. Continue reading

11/29/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 45 Life Lessons

These life lessons were actually written by Regina Brett on the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Continue reading

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

10/18/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Discipline Your Thoughts – Motivational Speech

Self-Discipline is a powerful attribute to have, yet challenging to obtain.Self-Discipline is the ability to do whatever it takes to overcome obstacles and reach your goals, even when it’s inconvenient or uncomfortable. It may involve saying: No to things you want or saying: Yes to things you hate, but with… Continue reading

8/9/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Muhammad Ali Funeral | Billy Crystal Imitates Ali

Billy Crystal Imitates Ali at the Late Boxer’s Funeral | Watch the actor pretend to trash-talk George Foreman as Ali would have done. Continue reading

8/2/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: No Excuses – Best Motivational Video

Ben Lionel Scott is a famous YouTube Star, who was born on May 2, 1997 in Australia. Motivational video producer whose work has won him material success as well as a huge online following. He has over 1.3 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel. Continue reading

7/5/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Secret Of Becoming Mentally Strong || MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

The Law Of Attraction is a philosophy suggesting that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person’s life, while negative thoughts bring negative outcomes. Continue reading

5/10/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Kendrick Lamar new song The Heart Part 5 gives us a lot of new material to dissect. The five minute track was released on Sunday evening, alongside a music video in which his face morphs into O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle as… Continue reading

5/3/22 O&A NYC INSPIRTIONAL TUESDAY: Trevor Noah’s Full Set At The White House Correspondents Dinner

Trevor Noah headlined the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner on April 30th after a two year pause due to the pandemic. Continue reading

3/8/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Flutter- AXIS Dance Company 

Robert Dekkers’ Flutter was originally created for Post:ballet in 2010. The complex musicality, spatial shifts, and physicality in this dance for camera showcases the AXIS dancers’ strengths as individuals and as a collective. Continue reading

3/1/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Halle Berry Wins Best Actress: 74th Oscars (2002)

“I wanted to believe it was so much bigger than me,” said actress Halle Berry of becoming the first (and still the only) Black performer to win a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball at the 2002 74th Academy Awards. Continue reading

2/1/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Kobe Bryant’s Greatest Speech|Best Motivation Ever

Kobe Bryant shares his best advice about what it’s like to have the Mamba Mentality. He talks about becoming who you want to be as long as you outwork everyone. We hope this video inspires you to take action in pursuing your dreams. Gone but never forgotten. RIP, Kobe 🙏 Continue reading

1/4/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Lil Nas X on Montero

Lil Nas X had a hit with his breakout single Old Town Road, about a horse-loving hip hop cowboy. But for his debut album, Lil Nas X wrote songs about his real life as a gay man, and called the album by his real first name, Montero. The multiple-Grammy-nominee talked with… Continue reading

12/21/21 0&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Focus On Yourself And Not Others – Best Motivational Speech 2021

To anyone reading this, your dreams are possible! Keep working hard, keep grinding, walk your own path. Be disciplined and you will find success.Focus on yourself and no one else. Continue reading

12/16/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY ON THURSDAY: Airness – An A Ma Maniére Short Film

Airness is about owning our superpowers – our communities rising and coming together to reclaim and understand the power of our voice. Together, we are unbreakable. But it also speaks to the imperfections that we all have to fight through and get past. Continue reading

11/30/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Giselle- Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1977)

Giselle tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. This 1977 American Ballet Theater… Continue reading

10/19/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Colin Powell: 13 Rules of Leadership

Colin Powell accomplished his goals by adopting a handful of key life principles along the way. Thirteen of them, in fact. Continue reading

9/21/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Debbie Allen Receives Governors Award At The 73rd Emmys

Debbie Allen the legendary actress, choreographer, and producer was honored at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ prestigious Governors Award during the Sunday 19th 2021 telecast.  Continue reading

9/14/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY:Overcome This To Take Control Of Your Life | Oprah Winfrey

This one important person in Oprah Winfrey’s life wanted nothing to do with her until she was famous. Years later, Oprah is forced to confront her. Before you live a life of regret, listen to Oprah’s story. Continue reading

9/7/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY:Stop Negative Self Thinking – Listen To This Everyday

Stop Negative Self  Thinking is a morning motivational speaking video featuring Jim Rohn, Jordan Belfort, Andy Frisella and Les Brown. Continue reading

8/17/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Wake Up And Work Hard At It – New Motivational Speech

Wake up and work hard compilation is a motivation compilation speech video spoken by various artist within the video. Continue reading

7/6/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Discipline Thoughts | Morning Motivation | Movational Speech 2021

Discipline Your Thoughts featuring these inspirational speakers: Eric Thomas, Jocko Willink, Jordan Peterson, Jesse Itzler, Kevin O’Leary and Gary John Bishop. Continue reading

6/8/21 O&A NYC (REPOST) INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Mindset Of A Winner | Kobe Bryant Champions Advice

You want first place come play with me, You want second place go play somewhere else.Kobe Bryant. The Mindset Of A Winner. Continue reading

5/4/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Tyler Perry- Build A Foundation For Your Dreams

Called “a playwright with a Midas touch for an uninhibited urban comedy,” by the New York Times ‘ Marcia A. Cole, Tyler Perry came to the attention of critics across the United States when his play Diary of a Mad Black Woman was made into a popular movie. Continue reading

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… 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

3/9/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Marian Anderson Lincoln Memorial Concert- Voice of Freedom American Experience PBS

Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone placed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and stared out at a crowd of more than 75,000 people. She had been barred from performing at Constitutional Hall, but thanks to clever advocacy by Walter White of the NAACP and the aid of… Continue reading

3/2/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: William Hollis – RISE KING

RISE KING! One of the Best Motivational Speeches Ever and Motiversity’s first exclusive release with William Hollis. Rise up and be the best you can be. The world is waiting for you. Continue reading

2/2/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Cicely Tyson Remembering Arthur Mitchell

  Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell had a friendship the spanned almost 60 years. Tyson shared her heartfelt memories of their meeting and endearing friendship at the December 3, 2018 memorial at Riverside Church, New York City. Continue reading

1/26/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: MVP | Animation Short Film Inspired by Kobe Bryant

The basketball champ is fighting with his most terrible enemy, with himself. MVP Animation is a short movie about overcoming our weaknesses and fighting against the barriers we usually face ourselves. Anyone can be a Black Mamba. It’s not just a name or number, it’s how you choose to live, and… Continue reading

1/12/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Governor Schwarzenegger’s Attack on the Capitol Message

“This is my message to my fellow Americans and my friends around the world after January 6, 2021.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger Continue reading

12/8/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Hallelujah (1993) Charles Lane, Dennis Haysbert, Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones

Hallelujah is the extremely rare third feature by filmmaker Charles Lane (Sidewalk Stories) was produced for the 11th season of PBS’ American Playhouse. This drama focuses on one Christmas at the Messiah Church in Washington D.C., when a young preacher and, later in the day, a mysterious pregnant girl arrive at… 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

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. Continue reading

8/11/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Barbershop Stories with Jon Batiste and Congressman John Lewis

Jon Batiste chats with Congressman John Lewis about civil rights comic book March while getting a haircut from his barber Chad. Continue reading

8/4/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Last Words of Rep. John Lewis Read by Morgan Freeman (The Last Word-MSNBC)

In a special Last Word, Morgan Freeman reads the words of John Lewis’ final essay, which he requested be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation.” Aired on 7/30/2020. Continue reading

7/22/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY/ ON WEDNESDAY: James Baldwin Discusses Racism

James Baldwin has an open discussion with Dick Cavett  about racial prejudice, civil rights activism and policing the segment aired 5/16/1969. Continue reading

7/14/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 102 Yr. Old Harlem Dancer Sees Herself On Film For The First Time

In 2015, shortly before her passing, 102 year old dancer Alice Barker got to finally see herself perform as a chorus line dancer during Harlem Renaissance. Continue reading

6/15/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Life After Paris Is Burning

Paris is Burning is a 1990 documentary featuring the NYC ballroom scene. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Continue reading

(Repost) 3/23/21 INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Diana Ross – Inside The Actors Studio

Singer-actress Diana Ross, Oscar nominee for 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues and star of 1978’s “The Wiz,” offers a retrospective of her life and career in an expanded two-hour interview. Ross also sings Baby Love and Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To). James Lipton hosts this… Continue reading

3/4/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Maya Angelou – We Wear The Mask

Back in 1988, Maya Angelou described to a predominantly white crowd in Salado, Texas, how a maid’s smile inspired one of her most enduring poems. She says she wrote it to honor a maid she once watched ride the bus in New York City. Continue reading

6/2/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 6 Things Black Men Tell Their Sons About Traffic Stops

READ CAREFULLY! These six observations on what to do when you are pulled over during a police traffic stop can save your African- American/Latino son’s life. Continue reading

5/20/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- ON WEDNESDAY: President Obama’s Message to the Class of 2020

Watch President Obama celebrate America’s high school seniors as part of Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020. Continue reading

5/19/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Kobe Bryant- How He Became The Best

Kobe Bryant shares powerful life advice that shaped how he became the best. Sacrifices were made so that he could achieve his dream. Absolute dedication to being your greatest self is the key to success. Continue reading

5/5/20 O&A NYC INSPIATIONAL TUESDAY/SPORTS: Dr. J At Harlem’s Famed Rucker Park

Footage of Julius Erving aka Dr. J. at Harlem’s famed Rucker Park the excerpts are from The Doctor, NBA television. Continue reading

4/28/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Before You Catch The Virus…

The real danger is not just the Corona Virus. The real danger is “F Virus” and the F Virus is fear! Continue reading

4/21/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Earth Song by the King of Pop Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory, Past, Present and Future, Book I. It was released on November 27, 1995 as the third single from the album. Continue reading

3/31/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Words of Wisdom From Dr. Angela Bassett

Inspiring speech from Angela Bassett at the Ladylike Foundation Scholarship luncheon. Continue reading

3/17/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Angela Bassett’s Empowering Speech- The Icon Award (Black Girls Rock 2019)

Angela Bassett is nothing short of an icon. On Aug. 25, she was given the Icon Award, the highest honor at the 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards. Continue reading

2/25/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY PT.2: Kobe Bryant – Mamba Forever

Remember Kobe Bryant with Nike’s Mamba Forever tribute. It is a big inspirational moment in black history.To accompany the recent memorial service for Kobe Bryant, Nike has put together a tribute video to remember the late basketball star. Inspiration is forever. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

12/24/19 O&A NYC HOLIDAY INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Its A Wonderful Life – Final Scenes

  It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he… Continue reading

12/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fred Rogers Testifies Before The Senate Subcommittee On Communications (May 1, 1969)

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the then-recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being… Continue reading

11/19/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Watch This Everyday And Change Your Life -Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington gives a heart-felt speech to college graduates. Continue reading

11/5/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Denzel Washington Motivational Speech 2019

“Every failed experiment is one step closer to success you’ve got to take risk. I’m sure you have probably heard that before, but I want to talk to you about why that so important- fall forward.” – Denzel Washington Continue reading

10/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Black Texan Delivers Epic Speech About His City’s Racist Police Force

A young Black Texan just shredded his city’s police force in a speech SO epic that the cops tried to stop him from finishing. Continue reading

10/22/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jemele Hill And The Story Of How One Tweet Changed Her Life (Day Ones)

After her controversial tweets about President Donald Trump, Jemele Hill’s life was turned upside down in an instant. 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

9/10/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X After Return From Mecca

Malcolm X speaks on his ideologies after his return from his pilgrimage to Mecca and his presentation to the U.N. Continue reading

(Repost) 8/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Faces of Africa- Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeats (Part 1)

Faces of Africa brings you the story of Fela Kuti, one of Africa’s music legends, and his influence on art and politics through music. Continue reading

8/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr.- When My Son Was Harassed By Police

Shortly after being elected as President of the American Academy of Religion, Prof. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. received a call from his son, who had been harassed by two police officers. Continue reading

7/30/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 1930’s Harlem- When Harlem Was The Cultural Mecca

1930s Harlem, New York City captures  richness of Harlem life in the 1930’s. Scenes of the Cotton Club, Duke Ellington and band; and the daily lives of Black people living in the African- American cultural Mecca- Harlem. Continue reading

7/16/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Tina Turner- My Love Story

Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. Continue reading

7/9/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: What To The Slave Is 4th of July? James Earl Jones Recites Frederick Douglas

On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, Frederick Douglas gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. Continue reading

7/2/19 O&A NYC INSPPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: RuPaul: Dressed For Success

RuPaul, arguably the most successful drag performer of all time, and now the winner of three Outstanding Host Emmy Awards. Last week, the show also won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Continue reading

6/25/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Tyler Perry Receives Ultimate Icon Award – Bet Awards 2019

Tyler Perry gives powerful speech of motivation as he accepts his Ultimate Icon Award for the Bet Awards 2019. He gives an uplifting speech base on determination and goals. This gentleman never let his people go a stray. Well deserved, with a strong mental within the mind. Continue reading

6/18/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Your Mind Lies

Prince Ea tells this story about Harry Houdini will make you question your own mind. Continue reading

  5/28/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Simeon Panda – I Am Dedicated (Bodybuilding Motivation)

‘You cannot forget what you are capable of.’ – Simeon Panda Continue reading

5/14/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: SELF DISCIPLINE ft.Will Smith – Best Motivational Speech Video

Consider taking an online therapy session with motivational speech through youtube. Will Smith gives a motivational speech based on life obstacles. Self discipline is the best way to stimulate one’s mind. Out and About NYC Magazine coming at you.Mind over matter! Continue reading

4/23/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Dwyane Wade- This Bud’s For 3 ( Budweiser)

To celebrate his final season, Dwyane Wade has been swapping jerseys with NBA legends. Before he said goodbye, we surprised him with five more. Continue reading

3/5/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Rise Above- Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton offers a powerful message about overcoming the challenges in your life. Never let the fear of losing people cause you to lose yourself. Continue reading

 2/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- EXTRA: Desmond Richardson- Imprint/Maya at TEDx Talks

Desmond Richardson co-founder/co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater also holds the distinction of being the first African-American principal dancer of American Ballet Theater. Here he performs Imprint/Maya by Dwight Roden and shares his biggest inspiration and finding joy through movement. Continue reading

2/26/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Nike – Dream Crazier

Nike is set to televise a new Dream Crazy campaign during the 2019 Oscars.From track to basketball, the one-minute clip features moving sequences of boundary-pushing female athletes across diverse sports.Powerfully narrated by Serena Williams. Continue reading

1/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Carmen de Lavallade’s Inspiring Women

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. “There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did,” de Lavallade says. Continue reading

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