7/13/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Paris is Burning – Deleted Scenes Outtakes

Paris Is Burning deleted scenes and outakes including interview with Marcel Christian and footage of Avis Pendavis and Dorian Corey battling.   Continue reading

7/5/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Bobby Seale : The 10 Point Program of The Black Panther Party.

The Ten-Point Program or The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program is a party platform written by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1966 for the Black Panther Party.
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6/26/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey- A Documentary Film

The documentary film A Hymn for Alvin Ailey goes behind the scenes of Judith Jamison’s Hymn and gives you a look at Alvin Ailey’s life from the perspective of those who knew him best. 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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6/21/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Goin’ Up Yonder Virtual Choir

Deborah Joy Winans, Erica Campbell, Keith David and more join gospel legend Tramaine Hawkins for a special rendition of the gospel classic, Goin’ Up Yonder.
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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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6/18/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Donald Byrd’s Greenwood- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Greenwood, Donald Byrd‘s fifth Ailey commission draws on the Company’s theatrical roots and legacy of addressing social injustice. The work’s title references a 1921 tragedy that happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s segregated Greenwood District. At the time, it was one of the country’s most affluent African American communities, known as Black Wall Street.
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6/16/20 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