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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…

Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and

passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled” (No copyright Infridgement intended)

Roy Hamilton – Singer

Roy Hamilton   ~*****~ Roy HamiltonRoy Hamilton, during his illustrious 15-year singing career, was known by many nicknames: Mr. Rock and Soul, The Gentle Giant, and, most notably, The Golden Boy of Song.  But few of these nicknames fully encompass the majesty of his voice, the influence he had on the artists of his generation, …

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The Little Rock Nine

           The Little Rock Nine They Only Wanted To Go To School… Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Ernest Green, Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, Terrence Roberts, and Gloria Ray.    By Dale Ricardo Shields Little Rock, Arkansas September 4, 1957                  The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students …

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Lady Peachena

    By Dale Ricardo Shields      Gospel Singer and Grammy Award-winning Songwriter Lady Peachena   A dedicated educator, Lady Peachena has earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from The College of Mt. St. Vincent (1999), a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree from New School University. In 2017, she graduated from Capella …

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Chapman Roberts

 CHAPMAN ROBERTS      In Celebration of the Creator of Black Stars on Broadway Maestro ~ Producer ~ Composer By Dale Shields (Producers) Black Stars of The Great White Way – A Chapman Roberts Concept started out as a seed, a dream, an idea and manifested as a historical event at the legendary Carnegie Hall …

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The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation

“The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation“ HIP HOP IS READ The unsigned letter below was originally posted on the blog Hip Hop is Read, and was written by a self-proclaimed “decision maker” working for an equally anonymous major record label. The anonymous nature of the letter led many to dismiss …

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JUNETEENTH – 2019

_____________________________________JUNETEENTH   Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note …

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