Earl “Snake Hips” Tucker

Legend! Earl “Snakehips” Tucker (1905 – 1937) became known as the “Human Boa Constrictor” after the dance he popularized in Harlem in the 1920s called the “snakehips (Dance)“. Tucker frequented Harlem music clubs and was a regular at the Savoy Ballroom. He built his reputation by exhibiting his unusual style of dance, which involved a […]

The Berry Brothers

Legends! Berry Brothers, dancers, consisted of Ananias “Nyas” Berry (18 Aug. 1913-5 Oct. 1951) and James Berry (c. 1915-28 Jan. 1969), both born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Warren Berry (25 Dec. 1922-10 Aug. 1996), born in Denver, Colorado, the sons of Ananias Berry and Redna Berry, whose occupations are unknown. In 1919, Nyas and […]

Hip-Hop’s Strange Fruit

From a Bossip.com article, it seems as though Hip-Hop is getting tired of the corporate hand in Black Music or just good music in general. I must agree, Scarface makes some really good points. In reality the truth seems to be absent in the corporate culture and he is unapologetically exposing it! What do you think? Dialogue is highly encouraged.

Langston Hughes

    Dreams               Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Dream Variations       To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl […]

Recession in Session

Fed cuts target for key rate to record low Fed cuts target for key interest rate to record low, pledges to use all available tools Tuesday December 16, 2008, 2:38 pm EST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has cut its target for a key interest rate to the lowest level on record and pledged […]

Pinkie Gordon Lane

by Pinkie Gordon Lane It is the color of light, The shape of sound high in the evergreens It lies suspended in hills, A blue line in a red sky. I am looking at sound. I am hearing the brightness Of high bluffs and almond trees I am tasting the wilderness of lakes, rivers, and […]