Monthly Archives July 2015

Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Blackjack is Arron Day, a Black soldier of fortune living in a tumultuous time.

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African Heritage and Health Program

African Heritage and Health Program

When it comes to working toward a healthier lifestyle, the answers to the problems of obesity, diabetes and diet-related chronic illnesses that threaten our future might actually lie in our past.

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HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

Back in the day, “Krush Groove”, was the quintessential hip-hop flick.  It was released through Warner Brothers studios in 1985, one year after the success of Prince’s “Purple Rain”, and starred his then protégé and companion Sheila E.  Although rap and the culture of hip-hop, are rooted in advocating anti-establishment values and not “selling out”, ever since “Boyz N’ the Hood”, it’s been all about cashing in.

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The BB King Interview

The BB King Interview

BB King is undisputedly one of the greatest Blues musicians that has ever lived.  I got to meet and talk to him when he was promoting his album “Deuces Wild.”  The release features covers of his hits, and he’s joined by the likes of D’Angelo, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Mick Hucknall, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Marty Stuart, the Rolling Stones, and Willie Nelson.

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Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Stax Records officially began in 1960.  A company, that evolved from Satellite Records three years prior, the Stax Museum formed in the late 90’s.  A group of community leaders, philanthropists and former Stax employees formed the Soulsville Foundation, to revitalize the area, provide mentoring and music-focused educational opportunities for neighborhood children, and open a museum to tell the Stax story.

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10 PROCLAMATIONS OPPOSED TO RESTRICTION OR OPPRESSION

10 PROCLAMATIONS OPPOSED TO RESTRICTION OR OPPRESSION

The following are 10 songs recorded over the past 80 years, that express the sentiment of not being tied down, or succumbing to the “establishment.”  For True Independence – Enjoy!

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The Bill Withers Interview

The Bill Withers Interview

Bill Withers is a living legend.  He is unquestionably, the most regular famous guy, I have had the fortune to talk to.  When Sony/ Columbia Records released a greatest hits collection of his music titled, “The Best of Bill Withers: Lean on Me” back in 2000, I had the honor of doing a phoner interview with him.

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Press Release – Topeka

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Press Release – Topeka

Hey Hey Hey! Animation Inspired Exhibit, Funky Turns 40, Opens at Brown v. Board Site

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