Tag Archives: Africa

20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

This year marks the 20th year for the Essence Music Festival!!!  An INCREDIBLE FUNKIN’ event, it started out as a celebration, for Essence magazine’s 25th anniversary.  After the first year, it was clear, at the very least another was required.

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Kendrick Lamar is the FUNKIN’ Truth

Kendrick Lamar is the FUNKIN’ Truth

This is not a review, just an announcement, the new Kendrick Lamar is here.  Lamar gave hip-hop a long awaited FUNK injection with his debut release “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” in 2012.  His new CD “To Pimp a Butterfly” is a Funkalicious follow-up.

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The UNIMAGINABLE FUNKIN’ MIND of Musa Tariq

The UNIMAGINABLE FUNKIN’ MIND of Musa Tariq

I’m always impressed when intellect and wealth meet humanity.  The initiatives and efforts of Bill and Melinda Gates in the realms of education, health, hunger and global economics are astounding.  Oprah Winfrey’s school in Africa for girls; how she’s put young men through college here in the United States; and her “Legends Ball” where she honored Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee, among others, before they left this earth will forever amaze me.

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The Obama Family Visits Africa

The Obama Family Visits Africa

A video and pictorial overview of the First family during their historic trip to Africa during the Summer of 2013.

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J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

Who’s Hot in Hip-Hop?  Where’s Real Hip-Hop At?  Questions those seeking always hear and will pose from time to time.  It’s ALIVE and doing just fine.  While there’s only some that appeals to me, ALL of it never did.  There’s “rappers” out there that want to dis MCs for combining singing with rap, when rap is what R&B is today.  I enjoy both, those that give it to me straight and those that flow with a melody.

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The Kingdom Of The Zulu Medallion

The Kingdom Of The Zulu Medallion

The Zulus are one of the best known and most respected nations in Africa. The present ruling monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, is a direct descendent of King Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation. The year 2009 marks the 38th Anniversary of the reign of King Zwelithini.

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