She brought you information on the beginnings of House music, now D. Ayres sheds light on certain aspects of Twentieth century African American civil rights efforts that haven't been deeply explored.
It's hard to say that anybody "meant well" by adding a dash of sarcastic humor to an already volatile situation. The Oscars may pay dearly in lost viewership...Finally.
Dr. Cornell West Brings It! An Inspiring and Informative Lecture at the University of Houston—Downtown
After a senseless shooting that devastated a city and left a national scar on legitimate Civil Rights movement, Cornell West's visit to Houston was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Often, the cultural authenticity of an age-old custom can get lost in the modern phenomenon of "mass production."
There are more slaves today then there ever was in human history...and we contribute to much of the existence of slavery through the mere act of consumption.
For many Americans, having access to nutritious foods proves to be hardship and for those of us who have access, eating "green" is an unaffordable luxury. Here's some advice that might help.
Being Black in America is a unique experience. It is most certainly a universally shared one among its African inhabitants...from all walks of life!
Before you allow any healthcare professional to diagnose your child with ADHD, make sure that they, themselves, are an authority on the disorder. Your child's future depends on it!
Sometimes, escaping one form of oppression means to yield to another. This short story is Rushdie's personal account of his family's struggle for acceptance and visibility within 50's England.
Early House Music DJ's (An excerpt from "The Historical Seeds and Worldwide Dissemination of House Music")
The term “House” music or electronica was coined in Chicago, Illinois in the early ‘80’s. Its humble beginnings are deeply rooted in early R&B, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Latin and Disco music—soul music.
Jazz is the honest and unique expression of the African-American experience and it is the standard that Baraka lived and created by. He decrees that jazz is the rawest extension of the Black soul.
(James Baldwin's) work reflects and reveals the raw humanness and unique character of the African American. It is also a sounding board for Baldwin's personal life experiences.
Two of my favorite poets hail from my home state of New Jersey. Their writing styles reflect the voice of a frustrated generation--the generation that gave rise to the turbulence of the 60's.
From the very beginnings of human history, women have been systematically and spiritually oppressed by male-domination. Strindberg demonstrates that total oppression, at its worst, can be deadly.
(Alice Walker)'s writing is timeless. From her first writing to her latest, she is able to captivate and educate her audience to their own sheer delight.
Question: How much would you give up to make life easier for yourself, to have social acceptance and be up on the latest technological gadgetry? Pay attention! You are being stroked and hypnotized.
Tragic incidents that have happened in our schools recently have given fuel to the continuing debate about gun control. Fear should not be our primary motivation for change, education should be.