1/17/17 INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Excerpt From The Rosa Parks Story- Arrested

The Rosa Parks Story stars Angela Bassett as civil rights icon Rosa Parks. The 2002 CBS television movie also starred Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her mother.  The Rosa Parks Story received awards from the NAACP and the Black Reel Awards.  Continue reading

2/29/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Boyz N The Hood (Excerpts)

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Boyz n the Hood (1991) The groundbreaking urban drama and directorial debut film written and directed by John Singleton. The film depicts life in South Central Los Angeles, California and marked the acting debut of Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut  Boyz n the Hood also starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Larry Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett.  Continue reading

9/20/14 O&A Its Saturday: Ruby Dee Memorial Service Livestream Today 11am

It is Saturdayyiqlwwzy7so8c6c6nzcrA memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee is scheduled to begin Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT. The service will be held at the Riverside Church in New York and will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte. Dee died June 11 at 91. Continue reading