“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!””
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Vivica A. Fox Shares Update on Longtime friend Regina King
“She is surrounded by so much love y’all. Our community is right there for her.” – Vivica A. Fox “I was with Regina King last night and she’s alright…” actress Vivica A. Fox recently spoke on her show Cocktails With Queens and gave viewers an update on how her longtime friend Regina King is doingContinue reading “Vivica A. Fox Shares Update on Longtime friend Regina King”
A Night w/ Umar Bin Hassan @ Petra’s!
Official Petra’s event flier for Poet, Umar Bin Hassan of legendary spoken word group The Last Poets.
#Brandy and #Monica Take Us Down #MemoryLane With a Record-Breaking #Verzuz Battle!
It was “Ladies Night” this past Monday, August 31st, when music legends Brandy and Monica put their differences aside and came together for one night only to perform their classic R&B hits for Verzuz. The battle which was streamed live on Instagram and Apple Music broke the internet with more than one million viewers tuningContinue reading “#Brandy and #Monica Take Us Down #MemoryLane With a Record-Breaking #Verzuz Battle!”
First Annual #TLPBlockParty to Honor Legendary Spoken Word Group ‘The Last Poets’ Goes Down This Weekend In D.C.!
This Sunday we’re celebrating 🎉 the 50th Anniversary of #TheLastPoets in Washington D.C. with performances by #TalibKweli and #SmifNWessun and #BrooklynGirlCode™ will be there!
#JazzLegend #Thelonious #Monk Turns #100!
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!”
Organized Noize Speak On Putting Southern Hip-Hop on The Map, Bringing Creativity Back to The Game & Their New Critically Acclaimed Self-Titled EP
Have you ever listened to TLC’s mega hit “Waterfalls?” Have you ever played your Stankonia CD by OutKast so many times that it just completely stopped working? Perhaps you’ve sung En Vogue‘s 1996 hit “Don’t Let Go (Love)” or Xscape‘s 1995 song “Keep It On The Real” at the top of your lungs so high that you completely lostContinue reading “Organized Noize Speak On Putting Southern Hip-Hop on The Map, Bringing Creativity Back to The Game & Their New Critically Acclaimed Self-Titled EP”