The 80s: ‘Wendy & Lisa’

Any true Prince fan—as well as anyone who saw the movie Purple Rain—is more than likely familiar with the duo of Wendy and Lisa, two California natives who’ve known each other since childhood. Lisa Coleman, daughter of the well known […]

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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

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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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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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