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Diary of an ex Soul Train Dancer: Patricia Bagley

Anyone who saw a dance demonstration segment on Soul Train from 1980 in which an enthusiastic teenage girl in a white jumpsuit busted some on-point locking moves with her dance partner to Trussel’s “Love Injection” saw how self-assured the girl […]

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Q&A: Ramadhan “Doc” Nanji

Ramadhan Nanji has been a creative entity for more than twenty years. Born Mpenza Ramadhan Nanzi, as a writer his novels revolutionized urban literature;


The 80s: ‘Stir Crazy’

In 1980, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder hit the big screen in the Sidney Poitier-directed comedy Stir Crazy, the story of two friends, one


Q&A: Sherri Shepherd’s Got Soul

Sherri Shepherd is truly one of Hollywood’s hardest working women. Since her departure as co-host of ABC’s The View


The Temptations’ Classic Five: Otis, Paul, Melvin, Eddie, and David

The Temptations, one of the most remarkable groups in R&B music, made their music debut back in 1965 after signing a recording contract with


The 80s: ‘Guy’

In 1988, the group Guy released their self-titled, debut album, an album which pretty much solidified the fact that the New Jack Swing sound

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Q&A: Born Vain Art’s Michael Cox

Michael Cox is best known for the creation of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted works of wearable art.  His unique 3-dimensional style is also captured on

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Lena Horne

Happy Women's History Month! March is here and the spring season isn't too far behind. As this new year coasts along, it is always


Book Review – Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding

When it comes to black men in America, negative media-driven images are too often the norm. With everything from nightly news segments to

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Halls of Anger’

School busing was at its height in the seventies and this powerful film captures that time with gripping  reality.

Released on April 29, 1970,

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