7/3/20 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: Life After Paris Is Burning

Paris is Burning is a 1990 documentary featuring the NYC ballroom scene. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
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6/29/20 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Nina Simone- Mississippi Goddam

Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone recorded session live in Antibes, July 24-25, 1965. She announced after her 1964 album Nina Simone in Concert that the anthem was her “first civil rights song”. 
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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

6/4/20 O&A NYC EXTRA!: Reverend Al Sharpton Eulogizes George Floyd During Minneapolis Memorial

The Rev. Al Sharpton was among those who eulogized Floyd, acknowledging the meaning of Floyd’s life and death for his family and community. Continue reading

6/4/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Justice for George Floyd)

George Floyd‘s death has become an international statement against inequality and racial injustice. Solidarity and respect to our brothers fighting against racism and oppression…Justice for George Floyd – Black Lives Matter – Freedom and equality for all – Power to the people!
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6/3/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN ENLIGHTENMENT: Malcolm X- Addressing Police Brutality (1962)

In 1962, a confrontation with the LAPD outside a mosque resulted in the death of a Nation of Islam member. It was an event seized on by an outraged Malcolm X, who would condemn it in an impassioned speech.
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2/9/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome

The Morehouse College Glee Club performs We Shall Overcome, arranged by Wendell P. Whalum at the 2009 Candle on the Bluff Awards. Continue reading

1/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING THE KING: Martin Luther King- I Have A Dream (August 28, 1963)

The March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives. When our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us! Continue reading