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MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME CAMEO THE BAR KAYS THE ORIGINAL LAKESIDE THE DAZZ BAND MARY JANE GIRLS YARBOROUGH AND PEOPLES. PLEASE NOTE: Artist subject to changes. Dirty, sticky and stanky as hell, funk music continues to stand the test of time, and if one nation can’t come together under a groove, then maybe the […]

In a “Celebration of Life” Memorial for Slain Activist and Rapper Nipsey Hussle, tens of thousands came from all over the state and beyond to mourn, honor and celebrate the life and contributions of Hussle. The 21,000 capacity Los Angeles Staples Center had an overflow crowd of attendees. “Ermias was more than a hip-hop artist: […]

In Local News – Please join the Alamo City Black Chamber, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:30pm at St. Philip’s College Turbon Student’s Center for our Annual Black History Reception. This year’s reception will highlight the Alamo City’s Historians. The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource, advocate and access point for Black businesses, Blacks in […]

And on this day in 1878 – Thomas Edison received a patent for the phonograph or the record player – now wait – we know he’s not black but this invention caused a lot of black folks to become rich and famous. And on this day in 1940 – Singer, songwriter and producer William Smokey […]

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. – Audre Lorde

And on this day in 1941 – Legendary bandleader Duke Ellington recorded the jazz classic “Take The A Train” in Hollywood, California.  The song was arranged by his longtime partner and songwriter Billy Strayhorn and it became their signature song. And on this day in 1969 – A beautician named Vickie Jones was arrested for […]

Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.     –  Maya Angelou

And on this day in 1817 – Orator, statesman, newspaper editor, Frederick Augustus Douglass was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland.  Can you imagine the jokes he got about his hometown? And on this day in 1965 – The home of Malcolm X was firebombed. And on this day in 1967 – Valentines Day – this song, […]

And on this day in 1793 – The US Congress passed the First Fugitive Slave Law, making it illegal to help or hide a runaway slave. And on this day in 1900 – James Weldon Johnson wrote the song that would later become the Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and sing for a celebration […]

“American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis wonders whether “Black Panther” deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Picture. According to Ellis Black Panther’s nomination has more to do with political correctness and not the artistic depiction of the comic book icon. In the 91 year existence of the Academy Awards a Black film has been nominated […]


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