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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