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How Nelson Mandela Changed My World

By Angelique Kidjo As I grew up on my continent, our own history was never told. Being a young girl raised in Benin, West Africa, I was even taught my ancestors were the Gauls! At age nine, I discovered by … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela changed the course of history – for South Africa and the US

By Jesse Jackson President Nelson Mandela was truly a transformative force in the history of South Africa and the world. My heart weighs heavy about his transition, but we are reassured because his life was full, and we know the … Continue reading

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Honoring Nelson Mandela

By George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States I was honored to be the first American President to welcome Mr. Mandela to the White House. It remains a genuine highlight from those four years I was privileged … Continue reading

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Muhammad Ali Mandela. One name. One man. One mission: Saving a nation from itself. Few men in the history of mankind have had more impact on a nation and inspired the world. Mandela. He led his country from the … Continue reading

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I Miss…

If you grew up in New York or any big city and now live somewhere else maybe you can identify with the feelings of my thought for today. I Miss… I miss the fire hydrants; opened and spraying it’s cool … Continue reading

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Kris Kross

RIP Chris Kelly!! Jump   Way of the Rhyme

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Kind of Blue

Today marks a milestone in the history of jazz. In 1959,one of the GREATEST albums ever made was released, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. A work of fantastic improvisational prowess; Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Julian”Cannonball” Adderley, Jimmy Cobb, Bill Evans, … Continue reading

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DMX

Congratulations to DMX who was released from prison earlier today. I hope he has gotten your life together and either come back acting or on the hip-hop scene.

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All Hail Ms. Patti

Patti LaBelle earned a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards last night. She has inspired a generation of young singers and continues to today. Her fire and drive are incomparable and to see her live is a … Continue reading

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The King of Pop

Two years ago today we lost the of “King of Pop.” He is a once in a lifetime talent and there will never be anyone that will eclipse him. He is missed but, he is performing for the Almighty and … Continue reading

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