2/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Frances Davis- Her Story (Life Before & After Miles)

Frances Taylor Davis shares her life history as a pioneering dancer with Katherine Dunham Dance Company, her marriage to Miles Davis and renewal after as a survivor. Continue reading

2/10/21 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Batty Boy (2020)

Batty Boy is an uncompromising short film exploring the complexities of the black gay coming out experience through the eyes of young Dolcie a Black British gay boy of Caribbean heritage as he faces the struggles of fitting in with a community posing strong cultural homophobic beliefs. Continue reading

1/26/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: MVP | Animation Short Film Inspired by Kobe Bryant

The basketball champ is fighting with his most terrible enemy, with himself. MVP Animation is a short movie about overcoming our weaknesses and fighting against the barriers we usually face ourselves. Anyone can be a Black Mamba. It’s not just a name or number, it’s how you choose to live, and how you became your best version of yourself. Continue reading

8/1/20 O&A NYC BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStyle: Black Sands- The Seven Kingdoms (Episode 1)

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

The first episode of the legendary series Black Sands, an animated pilot based on Pan-Africanism and Kemetic lore for children of all ages. Continue reading

7/27/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Ruby Dee- Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad (1964)

Ruby Dee plays the escaped slave Harriet Tubman and her attempts to rescue enslaved family members and friends through the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad. aka “Go Down Moses.” With Brock Peters, Ossie Davis, Isabel Cooley and Ethel Waters.
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7/24/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Trumpergeist

The real Donald Trump is revealed in Trumpergeist  the us all in this horrifying tale of super-natural (or in his stuper-natural) evil from America’s self proclaimed stable genius.  Continue reading

6/13/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: The DL Chronicles- Episode 3- Boo

In Episode 3 of the DL Chronicles Boo (Oneil Cespedes) is an ex-convict, a mooch, and a player who lives his life on the DL. His girlfriend Kesha (Latoya Haynes) is fed up with Boo’s cheating and kicks him to the curb. Boo’s mother (Irene Amen) tells him it’s time to settle down. Continue reading

5/25/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Offering (Film Festival Winner)

The Offering is an award-winning short animated film created in almost two years by a group of very dedicated Cogswell College (www.cogswell.edu) students. Since it’s completion in 2010, The Offering has screened at over thirty international film festivals and been proclaimed as an amazing piece of art and cinema. Continue reading

5/23/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Little Black Sambo (1935) Banned Cartoon

Little Black Sambo, produced in 1935 by UB Iworks Studio, is a controversial book and cartoon containing racist stereotypes typical of the time. Due to its racist overtones the short film shows up on many banned cartoons and racist cartoons lists. Continue reading

3/6/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Booty Warrior- Fleece Johnson

The Booty Warrior- Fleece Johnson is inspired by the Boondocks spoof on MSNBC’s Lock-up series.  Continue reading