• TaharkaBros
    June 14, 2015

    ‘A Dream Preferred’

    It’s summertime so naturally I’m thinking about ice cream.. which got me thinking about a story I heard on NPR years ago featuring Devon B...
  • #1 of #14.  PLEASE KEEP IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER FOR THE CONTINUITY OF THE GALLERY. 
- Forty-year old, Brooklyn-born Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known as Maxwell, is a singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the most popular of the neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s. After a hugely successful debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.
Robb D. Cohen /www.RobbsPhotos.com
    June 5, 2015

    Friday Mid-Day Music Break!

    I was thinking about this song earlier and decided y’all might dig it. I mean it’s Maxwell…kinda hard not to. Oh how bout some lyric...
  • Judge LaDoris Cordell,  left, with  Dr. Valerie Capers, right,  share a moment after performing during the concert, "Let Freedom Ring: The Resounding Music of African American Composers," at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
    May 25, 2015

    Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

    Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had...
  • real sad
    May 13, 2015

    When Doves Get Real Sad

    Troy Gua takes art, design, ideas and admiration to a whole new level y’all. I’ve been following his efforts via Facebook for a couple of ...
  • thrift store
    May 9, 2015

    Second time around (so much better, baby...

    Last weekend my friend John took me to his favorite thrift store. Pretty sure he didn’t know how much I love other people’s junk or that I...
TaharkaBros

‘A Dream Preferred’

It’s summertime so naturally I’m thinking about ice cream.. which got me thinking about a story I heard on NPR years ago featuring Devon Brown, an HBG (Happy Black Guy)…

#1 of #14.  PLEASE KEEP IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER FOR THE CONTINUITY OF THE GALLERY. 
- Forty-year old, Brooklyn-born Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known as Maxwell, is a singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the most popular of the neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s. After a hugely successful debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.
Robb D. Cohen /www.RobbsPhotos.com

Friday Mid-Day Music Break!

I was thinking about this song earlier and decided y’all might dig it. I mean it’s Maxwell…kinda hard not to. Oh how bout some lyrics to put it all into…

Judge LaDoris Cordell,  left, with  Dr. Valerie Capers, right,  share a moment after performing during the concert, "Let Freedom Ring: The Resounding Music of African American Composers," at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had the immense pleasure of being…

real sad

When Doves Get Real Sad

Troy Gua takes art, design, ideas and admiration to a whole new level y’all. I’ve been following his efforts via Facebook for a couple of years now. I found him…

thrift store

Second time around (so much better, baby)…

Last weekend my friend John took me to his favorite thrift store. Pretty sure he didn’t know how much I love other people’s junk or that I needed a small…

Judge Cordell & Talib Kweli © 2015 Ed Ritger — at Castro Theatre.

Talib Kweli talks Race, Justice & Hip Hop w/ Judge LaDoris Cordell

Sometime in 1999 or maybe it was early 2000, Mos Def & Talib Kweli ( commonly known as Blackstar) released an EP titled “Hip Hop for Respect” in response to…

nina simone

Baltimore

Love, light and prayers to the family of Freddie Gray, may he rest in peace. “Baltimore” Beat-up little seagull On a marble stair Tryin’ to find the ocean Lookin’ everywhere…