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Black History is Forever: An Introduction to Black and Blues

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Another year, another February in the books… In the first national celebration of Black History Month in 1976, president Gerald R. Ford had this proposal to the nation: “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” 42 years later, black people/African Americans most…

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Analyzing Our Moves: Cat’s Meow

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“The dot stands for ‘detail’ — always be paying attention to detail…I spent a lot of time working on my craft, developing my style, and after I came out of my little incubation I promised that I would pay attention to detail.”  Anderson .Paak One of the best parts about dancing, in my eyes at…

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Move Your Body: Why I/We Dance

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“I feel kinda free. We’re still the kids we used to be…” “Ghost Town” (feat. Kid Cudi and 070 Shake) – Kanye West Simply put: dancing is therapeutic. I’m not an expert in science, but I know enough to realize that all of the energy in my body needs a conduit for kinesis. For the…

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Revering History: The Nicholas Brothers

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There will never be enough words to describe The Nicholas Brothers… Allow me to try my hand in describing Fayard and Harold Nicholas. Two talented tap dancing brothers practically born into the entertainment industry; household names during the Golden Age of Hollywood, performing with the likes of Dorothy Dandridge, Cab Calloway, and Gene Kelly; pioneers…

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The Wars No One Sees: A Black Woman’s World According to Janelle Monáe

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“When you step outside, you spend life fighting for your sanity.” “Cold War” – Janelle Monáe In the eight plus years I’ve been listening to her music, Janelle Monáe has constantly proven to be one of the most exciting figures in Pop music. Her fifteen-year career has led her down fruitful avenues of creativity and artistic…

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