2/12/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez BLACK HISTORY: Black Rome: The Brazilian State Where African-Americans Are Finding Their Roots

Renee Adolphe was living the American Dream. She had a successful career, owned a home and two cars. Yet, she gave it all up to live in an impoverished community in the heart of Brazil.Correspondent Leone Lakhani takes us inside the Brazilian state of Bahia, also known as Black Rome. 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

8/2/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Jack Johnson- The Black Boxer Who Lived Without Fear

Jack Johnson, the original Muhammad Ali. Join Rainy Day Boxing for an in depth career tribute to arguably the baddest man of all time, the ‘Galveston Giant’, Jack Johnson. Continue reading

6/22/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rosewood- Ving Rhames Is Mr. Man

Rosewood  (1997) a historical drama film directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed black people and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters as well as other creative departures from historical accounts of the incident.

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6/21/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Other Towns Like Black Wall Street

How many have heard of the other towns like Greenwood in Tulsa Oklahoma? This video explores several more thriving and prosperous all Black communities.
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6/20/20 O&A NYC LOCKADOWN LEARNING: Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots

In the early 1900s, Greenwood was home to a thriving, independent “Black Wall Street” until the violence of the Tulsa Race Riots changed the community’s legacy forever. Continue reading

6/19/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: I Am A Slave- The Roots Meet Schoolhouse Rock (black-ish)

The Roots reenact the history of the end of the slavery in “I Am Slave,” from the black-ish Season 4 Premiere.
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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

5/6/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez Hip Hop Celebration: Wu-Tang Clan District Naming Ceremony In Staten Island

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

The city of NewYork has just declared the Park Hill neighborhood of Staten Island The Wu-Tang District. The decision for the naming was made back in December when the New York City Council voted unanimously for the new street sign.  Continue reading