5/7/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: The Harlem Sandman (1943) Count Basie and Dorothy Dandridge,

Count Basie and his Orchestra play Harlem Sandman, an extended number in Hit Parade of 1943. It features Dorothy Dandridge and Jack Williams singing plus dance act Pops and Louis (Albert Whitman & Louis Williams) along with dancers Dorothea Durham, Neva Peoples & Ruth Scott.
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5/6/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Temptations- Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972)



Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone is a song performed by Motown recording act The Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. Later in 1972, Whitfield took Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and remade it as a 12-minute track for the Temptations. Continue reading

5/6/21 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Chris Rock- A “Pussy Strike” Only Works If Done Correctly

There are many complex politics to consider when doing a pussy strike. 25 minutes of all-new material from Chris Rock’s The Tambourine is now streaming on Chris Rock.  Continue reading

5/5/21 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Joy Reid Reads Tucker Carlson

Joy Reid takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’: “People like you, and your friends at the BS factory (Fox News) are keeping us steeped in covid sickness, and rage, and paranoia.” Continue reading

5/4/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Malcolm X – Interview At Berkeley (1963)

Malcolm X, being interviewed by Professor John Leggett and Herman Blake (graduate student) (Dept. of Sociology) at the University of California, Berkeley in October 1963, discusses being a Black Muslim, the conditions of Blacks in this country, their relation with white people, and states the case for Black separatism. Originally recorded October 11, 1963,  Continue reading

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

5/4/21 O&A NYC AUTOMOBILE: 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV

As the world’s first zero emissions, zero limits all-electric supertruck, the revolutionary HUMMER EV Pickup is engineered to conquer nearly any terrain. Now meet the next all-electric supertruck—the revolutionary 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV.
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5/3/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Episode 1 Promises Betrayed

The premiere episode begins with the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction, periods that held so much promise for free black men and women. But as the North gradually withdrew its support for black aspirations for land, civil and political rights, and legal due process, Southern whites succeeded in passing laws that segregated and disfranchised African Americans, laws that were reinforced with violence and terror tactics. Continue reading

5/3/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: I Am Not Your Negro

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. Continue reading

5/1/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: A – Z African Dance Moves

“It was really hard choosing just one for each letter because there are SO many amazing moves from all over the continent ! Here are some of our favorite African Dance moves ! Continue reading