The story of the black comedic film actor Stepin Fetchit became one of the most divisive tales to unfold in the entertainment business during the 20th century. He rose to fame as film evolved from silent to talkie and made a whirlwind twenty-odd-year run that would make most careers pale in comparison. For the reoccuring role that he played as the typecast post-Civil War African American, he was labeled as a sell-out as his race struggled for equality. [MORE]
MOTHERLODE TOP 200
Searching For The Motherlode presents a non-stop video extravaganza of the most important artists from the past, present and future. The Top 200 playlist is updated on a daily basis. The playlist is safe for work to boot.
SNEAKER MUSEUM ARRIVES IN OAKLAND
(Oakland, California) A fashion staple and cultural icon, sneakers are worn by millions of people and seem to transcend generations and socioeconomic status. Explore the significance, complex design history, and evolution of these shoes in Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, the first exhibition of its kind in the United States, now open at the Oakland Museum of California. (MORE)
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Happy Birthday Claudia Jones! They deported her but they couldn't shut her up. Author of the An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!
STEVIE WONDER - INNERVISIONS
The hits kept rolling out. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing and Higher Ground became AM staples while the album's deeper cuts like Golden Lady became common on the devil's FM dial. (MORE )