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

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 high-powered allies like Eleanor Roosevelt, the concert was now set to make history. 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
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12/28/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Kwanzaa Song – NGUZO SABA The Seven Principles

“Brothers & Sisters we have been blessed with a new day. Smiled upon with another opportunity to better ourselves. To strengthen our Families and support our community. Recite if you will”. -Clinton Sockwell II. 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 the church doors looking to begin new lives. Continue reading

11/1/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Rance Allen Group – Something About The Name Jesus

Rance Allen sings “Something About The Name Of Jesus” at Cornerstone Church Toledo. Song written by The Rance Allen Group and Kirk Franklin.
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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.
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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.
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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

8/3/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: YelloPain – My Vote Dont Count

YelloPain explains why you MUST VOTE and why local, city and state elections do matter. This video shows you how your vote makes a difference. So the next time a misinformed person says, “Obama did do enough for black people”. You can explain how government works and and who actually makes the laws.  Continue reading