“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!””
Today marks the 84th party of Black Panther Party founder, political activist Bobby Seale. Bobby Seale was born in Liberty, Texas on October 22nd, 1936. The party which eventually dissolved in 1982 aimed to inform African-Americans on their civil rights and provide free food to residents in inner-city communities.
Photo of a young Michael Jackson listening to music via Rolling Stone magazine’s official Instagram page. The King of Pop turns 59 years old today. One of the hardest working entertainers ever, Michael Jackson often shadowed the great musicians and artists around him such as James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and several others. AsContinue reading “#ForeverMJ 🎶🎵💙 #MJTurns59”
Today is a real American Icon’s birthday! American essayist, playwright and novelist James Baldwin who was born in 1924 in Harlem, New York City would’ve turned ninety-three years old today. For writers everywhere, Baldwin was a saint. However, during his sixty-three years on this earth, he was a friend to many. In honor of the icon’sContinue reading “#HappyBirthday #JamesBaldwin !”
Today’s #TBT has to go to a true musical genius. R.est I.n M.usic P.aradise to legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll artist Chuck Berry! The music most certainly lives on!!! Check out Chuck Berry doing his famous “Duck Walk” via YouTube here.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is not your average 25-year-old professional. She has already established herself as a successful mechanical engineer, author, youth advocate, political commentator (her exclusive TEDx video titled What does my headscarf mean to you? has garnered 1,948,952 views). Plus, she almost became an official Formula One race car driver due to her love for fast carsContinue reading “How Music Helps Mechanical Engineer Yassmin Abdel-Magied Relax In a Male-Dominated Industry”