Feb
01

Event: Live Stream: At Tyre Nichols’ Funeral Service, Sharpton, Harris Demand Police Reform

Courtesy  & Reprint of BET Television:BET Staff Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old motorist who died three days after a vicious beating by a group of Memphis police officers is being laid to rest on Wednesday (Feb. 1) in a ceremony that has seemed to become a morbid, and all too frequent ritual in Black America: the […]

Feb
01

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY!

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY FROM GO BANG! MAGAZINE  

Jan
28

TYRE NICHOLS AND THE MEMPHIS POLICE DEPARTMENT (VIDEO & INVESTIGATIVE TIMELINE)

  Photo courtesy of FACEBOOK   These videos were recorded on the evening of January 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. Video 1 (11:04 mins.) is a police-issued body-worn camera near the intersection of Raines and Ross Rd. Videos 2, 3, and 4 are video footage at the second location, a residential neighborhood. Video 2 (31:04 […]

Jan
26

Event/Music/Poetry: CELEBRATING CHICAGO’S DJ/PRODUCER/REMIXER TERRY HUNTER GRAMMY NOMINATION

Photo courtesy of Facebook Wednesday, January 25, 2023 was the day in Chicago, IL for a celebration of The Chosen Few Djs’ Terry Hunter being nominated for a Grammy Award, for the remix of Beyonce’s hit single “Break My Soul.” In addition to Terry Hunter being nominated, poet J. Ivy was also nominated for a […]

Jan
21

Sports: TORI “SHO NUFF” NELSON / BOXING’S 13-TIME, 4-WEIGHT DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION

“Tori “SHO NUFF” Nelson is a 13-time, four-weight division Boxing World Champion. Her success has been inspiring. With fans and supporters from all over the world, Tori has a magnetic personality that is felt by all who meet her. In fact, Tori was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in October of 2022, during […]

Jan
18

FRANKIE KNUCKLES: “THE GODFATHER OF HOUSE” The Man; The Music; The Memories

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia   IN HONOR OF FRANKIE’S 68TH BIRTHDAY, I AM REPRINTING A TRIBUTE I PENNED FOR FRANKIE ON  3/31/14, THE DAY OF HIS PASSING…. FRANKIE KNUCKLES: “THE GODFATHER OF HOUSE”The Man; The Music; The Memories(January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)First of all, I want Frankie’s family and loved ones to know […]

Dec
24

Music: FELTON PILATE / CON FUNK SHUN

All Photos courtesy of Felton Pilate/ConFunkShun Felton Pilate is best known as the lead singer of Con Funk Shun, an R&B Old School band created in 1974, while in Memphis, TN. Pilate was born in Jackson Mississippi to Felton Pilate Sr., a naval physician, and Benita Akines Pilate, a music major and social worker. After […]

Mar
28

DJ/Remixer: STEVE SILK HURLEY

Steve “Silk” Hurley, a Chicago native, is a producer, songwriter, DJ, and 4-Time GRAMMY® Nominated Remixer. He began his career as a DJ, artist, producer, and pioneer of Chicago’s “House Music”. After creating several No. 1 hits with RCA, London, and Atlantic Records as a recording artist, Silk shifted his focus to songwriting, producing and […]