Category Archives: Tribute

Monday Open Thread | Black Child Prodigies Week | Andrew Koonce

Today’s featured prodigy is Andrew Koonce. Andrew Koonce, 15, is a talented African-American violinist from Atlanta. His list of awards and titles are impressive. As an eighth grader, he ranked first place at the Heritage Music Festival in Florida, winning … Continue reading

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Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” 40th Anniversary Exhibition

I don’t believe any black girl can graduate to womanhood without knowing about, seeing, and understanding Ms. Ntozake Shange’s Choreopoem “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf.” Ntozake Sahnge- Poet, author, and playwright Paulette Williams … Continue reading

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President Obama Observes Moment Of Silence For Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks

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Video | Melissa Harris Perry Delivers Heartbreaking Tribute to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police

In the past decade all these young boys & men were gunned down and killed by police. ALL UNARMED TIMOTHY STANSBURY-BROOKLYN, NEW YORK SEAN BELL QUEENS, NEW YORK OSCAR GRANT-OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA AARON CAMPBEL-PORTLAND, OREGON ALONZO ASHELY-DENVER,COLORADO WENDEL ALLEN-NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA … Continue reading

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Bobby Womack: Legendary Soul Singer Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, who spanned the American soul music era, touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s, playing guitar in Sam Cooke’s backup band in the early ’60s, writing hit songs recorded by Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and … Continue reading

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3 Chics Celebrates SouthernGirl2’s aka “SG2″ Birthday!

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! Please join us in wishing 3 Chics’ SouthernGirl2 Happy Birthday! SouthernGirl, don’t you know…You’ve got a HEART AS BIG AS TEXAS. And it’s clearly evident how much your Heart and Soul have been passed on … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem Tribute Thread

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” Casey Kasem, the KING OF COUNTDOWN and an American staple. Mr. Kasem’s life was DEVOTED to MUSIC. Keep the Sound of Life moving in heaven, Casey. Kemal Amin … Continue reading

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