Because it’s Friday (Flash Back Friday) and we made it through another terrible work week and because it just wouldn’t be #BrooklynGirlCode™ without the Brooklyn Bad Boy himself… Eddie Murphy! Hit the link below to watch Murphy’s 1982 critically acclaimed stand-up comedy Delirious that many say was the pivotal film of his legendary career. It’sContinue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode™ #FlashBackFridays: #EddieMurphy #Delirious”
NYC Men Teach presents: a Hip Hop Cypher featuring Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets!
“In the whole world you know, there’s a million boys and girls who are young, gifted and Black. And that’s a fact!” -Nina Simone It was the summer of 1969. Singer/songwriter Nina Simone was at the height of her career. Simone was performing at the Harlem Cultural Festival in New York City and decided toContinue reading “#BrooklynGirlCode™ #TBT’s: Nina Simone’s “To Be Young Gifted and Black!””
Brother Malcolm (born Malcolm Little) passed away on this day, February 21st 1965 in Harlem, New York at the Audubon Ballroom. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on 1925, Malcolm X (later becoming known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) would go on to become a leader for Civil Rights for Black people all over the world. Black PantherContinue reading ““You Can Kill the #Revolutionary But, You Can’t Kill the #Revolution!” – #FredHampton”
Guess what?! Despite all that’s going on and has went on this month of February, it’s still Black History Month on the planet Earth 🌍! And in honor of their 50th Anniversary, my father’s group, the legendary Last Poets will be live in Philly this weekend with fellow poets Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker toContinue reading “#TheLastPoets 50th Anniversary Celebration Live This Weekend In #Philly!”
Today is the centennial birthday of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. So, you know Brooklyn Girl Code had to write about it! Thelonious (Sphere) Monk (named after his maternal grandfather) was born in Rocky Point, North Carolina on October 10th, 1917. To many, Monk is considered to be one of the forefathers ofContinue reading “#JazzLegend #Thelonious #Monk Turns #100!”