Pop Culture History

It’s Been One Year…

Posted by admin on June 26, 2010 in Pop Culture History 4 Comments

Since Michael Jackson left us. I am still a little sad. I used to get really upset when I heard one of his songs on the radio, but I am accepting that he is not here anymore. Last year, I wrote about him fulfilling his purpose on this Earth, and challenged myself and my readers

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The Oscars

Posted by admin on March 9, 2010 in Blog Pop Culture History 4 Comments

I watched the Oscars and I was pretty bored as usual. There were a few interesting moments though. There was some kinda Kanye West commotion between two producers. One of the winners came up to say thanks, and the woman he shared the award with (whose name came second on the award), interrupted him claiming

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Ruth Brown

Posted by admin on January 7, 2010 in Blog Pop Culture History 2 Comments

Ruth Brown died at the ripe old age of 78, so you may not have heard of her. When artists have a successful and steady career, and die old, many times their work dies with them and younger generations never know what they’ve brought to the world. This is her birth month, so I’m gonna

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Imagine!

Posted by admin on October 9, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 1 Comment

Today is John Lennon’s Birtday! He imagined a world of love and peace. We are still walking towards it, and I don’t know how far we have to go until we reach our destination. I do know that the longer we walk more and more people join the path. Hopefully the path to peace will

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Naomi Sims Paved the Way for Me

Posted by admin on September 28, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 4 Comments

About a year before I was born Naomi Sims appeared on the cover of Ladies Home Journal, and then two months after I was born she appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. Those two magazines were not high fashion magazines like British Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar , which allowed black model Donyale Luna to

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Beyonce is A Class Act!

Posted by admin on September 14, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 5 Comments

I haven’t gone on and on about Beyonce on this blog lately, but she earned it last night. First, she was nominated for about 9 (I think) Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night. She won about 3 (I think). One of the awards she was nominated for was Best Female Performer. She didn’t win it,

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Her Nightgown in Your Bedroom

Posted by admin on June 5, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 3 Comments

“…If you come home and you find another woman’s nightgown in your bedroom, you gonna have the blues… believe it or not, even the President has the blues. ” ~ Koko Taylor On June 3rd, 2009 the great Blues singer, Koko Taylor transitioned. She was 80 years old. Today I am doing a tribute to

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La Grande Katherine

Posted by admin on April 30, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 4 Comments

In honor of National Dance week I am highlighting one of the dance world’s greats Katherine Dunham. She is known as the “Matriarch of Black Dance.” Her dance career thrived during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Her study of Dance and¬†Anthropology¬†in places like Haiti, Jamaica and Martinique gave birth to a sub-major in Anthropology called

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25 years ago…Today

Posted by admin on April 1, 2009 in Blog Pop Culture History 6 Comments

I was 14 years old and I saw on the news that Marvin Gaye had been shot, by his own father no less. It was a sad sad day. His father received five years probation. Marvin had suffered many years of abuse at the hands of his father when he was young. His past haunted

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