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Ray Charles’ ‘Message for the People’ and the Promise of Tangerine Records by Mark Anthony Neal

Ray Charles’ ‘Message for the People’ and the Promise of Tangerine Records by Mark Anthony Neal

Ray Charles’ Message for the People and the Promise of Tangerine Records by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) For a generation or two of Americans, at least, their most concrete connection to Ray Charles’ music are not the songs he recorded in...
Behind the Untimely Death and Legacy of Jazz Pioneer Billie Holiday – American Songwriter

Behind the Untimely Death and Legacy of Jazz Pioneer Billie Holiday – American Songwriter

Similar to the founding principles of the blues, Billie Holiday’s life was marred with both the harsh realities of personal woes and boisterous changes of tempo. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” the Philadelphia-born singer used her tumultuous life experiences to create timeless...
Ever knew James Baldwin’s mother Emma Berdis was also a talented writer? This is her untold story

Ever knew James Baldwin’s mother Emma Berdis was also a talented writer? This is her untold story

James Baldwin lived a life full of words and boldness in his dark skin and beliefs. Born in Harlem, New York on August 2, 1924, Baldwin spent a large part of his 63 years blessing the world with words, books and a strong belief in who he was with no apologies. He...
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