Category: Activist

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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Black Broadway History ~ Moments*

~ Black Broadway History ~ Moments* BTAAV’s  look at some important works in the History of Black theatre    Research by Dale Ricardo Shields Take a look at the production accomplishments that African Americans have made, those stories that Black artists have created on Broadway that helped tell the American story.   Theatrical landmarks that …

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Robert Hooks

ROBERT HOOKS by Dale Ricardo Shields Favorite Quote: What’s Up? Favorite Color: Gray, Green Favorite Food: Fruit, Vegetables, Fish Favorite Time of Year: Fall Favorite Vacation Spot: Laguna Beach, California Born: April 18, 1937 (age 78), Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. Spouse: Lorrie Marlow (m. 2008) Children: Kevin Hooks, Eric Hooks, Christopher Carter Parents: Edward Hooks, …

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