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

8/2/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Jack Johnson- The Black Boxer Who Lived Without Fear

Jack Johnson, the original Muhammad Ali. Join Rainy Day Boxing for an in depth career tribute to arguably the baddest man of all time, the ‘Galveston Giant’, Jack Johnson. Continue reading

7/31/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Leo Holder discusses Dougla- Bonus 1977 DTH Performance of Dougla

Leo Holder, son of the choreographer Geoffrey Holder, and Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson discuss the origins of Dougla. This is followed by a special presentation of Dougla from a 1977 PBS Broadcast.

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7/31/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Barack Obama Delivers Rousing Eulogy At The John Lewis Funeral

Former President Barack Obama addresses the service on the sixth day of the celebration of life for Rep. John Lewis. His funeral was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta the church; where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been minister.  Continue reading

7/26/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Committed- Lift Every Voice (In Honor of John Lewis)

Enjoy Committed’s version of the Lift Every Voice and Sing also known as the Black National Anthem as we celebrate the life of John Lewis. Continue reading

7/25/20 O&A NYC THE SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Alvin Ailey’s Blues Suite

Blues Suite is the first work Alvin Ailey created for the Ailey company in 1958 and we hope you enjoy this 1985 recording that was a part of an hour-long TV special called Three by Three, which was aired on PBS’ Dance in America series. Available for one week only, now through July 30 at 7pm EDT. Continue reading

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

7/22/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: We Are The Worst


The very worst among us have come together to record a charity single to benefit none other than … themselves! Continue reading

7/19/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Rep. John Lewis’ Speech at the 1963 March on Washington

 At 23 years old John Lewis was the youngest member of the Big Six; which was comprised of the leaders of the six most prominent civil rights organizations. These leaders included Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, A. Phillip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Andrew Young and Lewis; who Dr. King referred to as “That young man from Troy”. Continue reading