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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6/28/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Maxwell Unplugged (1997)

Despite only having released only one album, the music video television channel MTV saw his burgeoning popularity and asked him to tape an episode of the concert series MTV Unplugged in New York City. 
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6/26/20 O&A NYC FASHION: Naomi Campbell Victoria’s Secret Runway Walk Compilation

Naomi Campbell, supermodel, entrepreneur and trailblazer here is the best of Victoria Secrets from the women who taught the runway how to walk. Continue reading

6/25/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY:   Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody (1975)

Wake Up Everybody is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in November 1975.
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6/23/20 INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Diana Ross – Inside The Actors Studio

Singer-actress Diana Ross, Oscar nominee for 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues and star of 1978’s “The Wiz,” offers a retrospective of her life and career in an expanded two-hour interview. Ross also sings Baby Love and Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To). James Lipton hosts this segment; which first aired on February 19, 2007. Continue reading

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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6/19/20 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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6/9/20 EXTRA!!! O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Reverend Al Sharpton Delivers Eulogy At George Floyd’s Funeral In Houston

Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a powerful eulogy for George Floyd at his funeral service in Houston. “God took an ordinary brother from the Third Ward, from the housing projects… and made him the cornerstone of a movement that’s going to change the whole wide world,” Sharpton said.
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6/9/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Revelations From A Lifetime Of Dance- Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words,” says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s classic works “Revelations” and “Cry,” Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. (Performances by Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins and Constance Stamatiou)
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