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HBCU Connected

This past weekend I attended the Honda Battle of the Bands. I hadn’t been in almost 10 years and can’t even remember the last time I heard about others attending. The tickets weren’t too expensive, it was in the new stadium and I hadn’t had a chance to see it, so I figured that was […]

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Timeless Artistry

Talent is not a trend; musical artists with great talent are classic. Music is at the core of many cultures, shaping ceremonial dance, creating soothing or celebratory atmosphere. Music helps to complete the event. African American, Black, Urban (whichever term you prefer) culture has a musical core. JAZZ, BLUES, FUNK, ROCK, HIP HOP, R&B and pretty […]

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Hair, Our Hair

A-Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE Letter “H”: Since the times of Madame CJ Walker (maybe even earlier than that), Black women have had a strong interest in their mane. Her development of hair care products for black women was revolutionary. Now it may be that this affection we have for our hair comes from a desire to […]

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Detriment to Our Race

A-Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE: Letter “D” Derogatory, Degrading, Dumb, Disrespectful, Disparaging, Depreciatory. In honor of the Letter D-these words express the feelings other cultures and races have on our race and culture. This is not a post discussing racism or the mistreatment WE’ve received on a daily basis for hundreds of years. This post is about […]

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12 Years a Slave-Generations of Oppression

A great film with superb acting. This film showcased dynamic writing skills and impeccable acting from the main character Solomon Northup-Chiwetel Ejiofor to the children actors, from the co-stars to the extras. This film also introduced us to the beautiful Adepero Oduye on the big screen. Everyone in the film put their best foot forward, […]