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  • The Rise Of  Protest Music 2015

    The Rise Of Protest Music 2015

    Fox News’ worst fears have come to pass: Kendrick Lamar’s music has officially been used to inspire protest against police brutality. On Sunday, a #BlackLivesMatter conference at Cleveland State University turned confrontational after police detained a 14-year-old boy for allegedly being drunk on a bus in downtown Cleveland. Protesters leaving the conference objected to how the police were “roughing up” and “pepper spraying” the boy, according to local television station WEWS. When protesters tried to intervene, police used pepper spray on the crowd. The […]

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  • Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    40 Years Creating A National Urban Success Movement Letter from the Founder   Today the Worldwide web and creative young thinkers give us the opportunity to create “read-write” culture though digital technologies. USA 4 Tech fund aims to provide state-of-art technology that will serve as the vocal cords of low-tech communities. Before the World-Wide Web, media broadcast giants and corporate conglomerates monopolized technology. This in turn created the opposite of “read-write” culture, a “read-only” culture where creativity was consumed but […]

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  • Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores is a bilingual documentary and narrative filmmaker of Mexican-Lithuanian decent. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University, specializing in screenwriting, directing actors and post-production. He also holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies from the University Washington. In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Flores received the University of Washington’s Certificate of High Scholarship. He also was accepted into the Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies in 2006 and 2007. Mr. […]

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  • Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen Silvestri Executive Director Galen Silvestri is Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the Turf Unity Music Program and a Co-founder of Art in Action. Galen produces music and art events in the Bay Area with a coalition of youth and social justice organizations. He also worked with the Men’s Story Project to confront sexism and patriarchy and explore ways to redefine masculinity in our communities. Galen has  worked with the Y-Step collective, a […]

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  • Al Green

    Al Green

    Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946),[1] better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer. He reached the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as “You Oughta Be With Me,” “I’m Still In Love With You,” “Love and Happiness”, and “Let’s Stay Together”.[2] In 2005, Rolling Stone named him #65 in their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’. The nomination, written byJustin Timberlake, stated that “people are born to do certain things, […]

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  • Naima Adedapo

    Naima Adedapo

    Naima Adedapo (born October 5, 1984) is an American singer, dancer, actress from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Adedapo placed in the top 11 on the tenth season of American Idol Early life Adedapo was born in Maywood, Illinois, and her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when she was ten.[1] Adedapo is the daughter of Milwaukee area jazz singer Adekola Adedapo.[2] Adedapo graduated high school from St. Joan Antida and majored in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee[1]. Personal life Adedapo is married with two daughters, age one and three, […]

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  • May 3rd IS JB DAY!  “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    May 3rd IS JB DAY! “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up.[4][5] He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called “the hardest-working man in show business”.[6] A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, […]

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  • Cornell Haynes, Jr.-Better known by his stage name Nelly,

    Cornell Haynes, Jr.-Better known by his stage name Nelly,

    Cornell Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper and singer. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly made his solo debut in 2000 with Country Grammar, the title track of which was a top ten hit. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at #1. Country Grammar is Nelly’s best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies […]

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  • Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven vers Charlie Sheen Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is also known as the “Demon of Screamin’” and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose […]

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  • P-Diddy’s 262-ft yacht RM ELEGANT Now For Sale

    P-Diddy’s 262-ft yacht RM ELEGANT Now For Sale

    RM elegant Got an extra eight figures lying around? You can cruise like Sean “Diddy” Combs in the ultra-cool RM Elegant, the 72-metre megayacht that was the music mogul’s charter of choice until he latched onto the iPad-controlled Solemates. RM Elegent Dining Area Built in Greece by the Lamda Shipyard in 2005 with a striking design of fluid lines, the yacht offers luxe accommodation for up to 30 guests in 15 cabins along with 30 crew. RM Elegant’s vast deck […]

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  • American Idol

    American Idol

    American Idol http://www.usatoday.com/money/graphics/Idol/flash.htm was created based on the British show Pop Idol, which was in turn inspired by Popstars, a show TV producer Nigel Lythgoe saw in Australia and brought over to Britain.[4] Using the idea from Popstars of employing a panel of judges to select singers in audition, and adding other elements such as telephone voting by the viewing public, which at the time was already in use in shows such as the Eurovision Song Contest, Simon Fuller then created the show Pop Idol. The show debuted […]

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  • 50 Cent

    50 Cent

    Last weekend 50 Cent used his Twitter account to hype up the stock for H&H Imports, a small Florida-based company that includes TV Goods, a smaller company that markets products in informercials, among its holdings. Sales of the penny stock increased by 290 percent following the endorsement, resulting in a paper profit of almost $5.2 million for the rapper, who owns 7.5 million shares in the company. Sales of the stock came back down to earth yesterday, dropping in price […]

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