Hidden Figures: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson

 Denzel Washington has won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role on Sunday January 29, 2017. Denzel Washington won for his role in the movie  "Fences", in which he, and actress Viola Davis delivered an breath taking performance. Denzel beat out Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, Hacksaw Ridge's Andrew Garfield, La La Land's Ryan Gosling and Captain Fantastic's Viggo Mortensen.

Hidden Figures: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson

Today, I watched "Hidden Figures,"  the  biographical drama film based on the non-fiction book of Margot Lee Shetterly.  In the film star Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, respectively, the black NASA employees who participated in calculating flight trajectories for Project Mercury in 1962. 

Katherine Globe Johnson, known as the  "Black Woman Who Advanced Human Rights and Humanity With A Slide Rule and a Pencil" (see AfroAmerica Network),  is the

The Birth of Nation - Nat Turner's rebellion against white supremacy

The Birth of A Nation: A Movie I invite Everyone to Watch; An Experience About the Price of Freedom

Are you ready for an experience that will forever change  your perspective on how the United States of America, as a nation, was really born? Are you ready to change your perspective on the role played by Black slaves in liberating America from the shackles of human hatred and cruelty against each other, not as submissive beings but as leaders? Then get ready to learn from The Birth of a Nation.  

Southside Chicago Obama kissing rock

In Chicago, on 53rd & South Dorchester,  just in front of a Subway sandwich franchise, there is a rock. An unordinary rock. It is a simple rock with a metallic plaque installed in it.  The place itself is, at first sight, unmemorable. At the most, it is not the first romantic place that would come to mind. But it is a  place where President Barack Obama, then a simple Ivy League graduate lawyer Barack Obama,  sealed his conquest of his future wife Ivy League graduate lawyer, Michelle Robinson. 

On the stone, the inscription on plaque reads an excerpt from Barack Obama's memoir:

Adya: Out of Africa

Meditate with Out Of Africa by Adya. Adya, established in 2006, is a Classic Pop crossover orchestra created by the Belgian musicians Adriaan van Landschoot and Phil Sterman and the conductor Edwig Abrath.

The voice that defined the sound of the '80s with songs like "Kiss" and "Purple Rain" is no more. Prince, the artist who defied the music industry in a fight for creative freedom, has died this Thursday, April 21, 2016 at age 57. Listen to Purple Rain, 1984 

Birth of Nation - Nat Turner's rebellion against white supremacy

Birth of A Nation: A Movie I invite Everyone to Watch; An Experience About the Price of Freedom

Are you ready for an experience that will forever change  your perspective on how the United States of America, as a nation, was really born? Are you ready to change your perspective on the role played by Black slaves in liberating America from the shackles of human hatred and cruelty against each other, not as submissive beings but as leaders? Then get ready for Birth of a Nation.

Tracy Chapman: Talking Bout A Revolution

Just in time for the holidays, the beloved American musician singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman,  has released her greatest hits album.

Eddie Murphy, surrounded by his kids, accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

On Sunday October 18, 2015, Eddie Murphy was honored with,  and he accepted, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

Surrounded by his children, Eddie Murphy  was  given tributes by famous African-American and other comedians comedians including his long time friend Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle,  Kathy Griffin,  George Lopez,and hailed as an "American icon."

Somi, Rwandan-Ugandan-American Jazz singer: The Lagos Music Salon

 

 

Somi US Rwanda Ugandan Jazz Musician. The Last Song

Somi, Rwandan-Ugandan-American Jazz singer: The Lagos Music Salon

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Misty Copeland, First Black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

In its 75-year history, the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has never promoted a Black to the rank of Principal Dancer, its highest rank. The petite, 32-years old Misty Copeland, until recently a soloist ballerina, has reached the rank. She was promoted to the Principal Dancer rank of ABT on June 29, 2015. For most observers, it was overdue, as she has become the ultimate symbol of dance theatre in America and across the World.
Misty Copeland was promoted along other ballerina and dancers. She had sought the title for some time, mostly, according to her,