Black Before Columbus Came: The African Discovery of America


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FG2oWl-2k  

Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin


Madlib is one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers to ever work in music. Through his various projects over the years—from Madvillain to Quasimoto—the musician pretty much changed the way sampling works in hip-hop. Now, in a special called Madlib’s Medicine Show, Noisey follows Madlib—with the help of Egon at Now-Again Records—as he meets … Continue reading Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin

Artwork and photos by Ron Alpha – Libra flavor


Idris Elba speaks about Directing his debut film “Yardie”.


1Xtra's Ace hosts an exclusive Q&A from the premier of film 'Yardie', chatting to Idris Elba on his directorial debut, and cast members Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson.   Watch the trailer below  

Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.


I could not sleep last night, so I stayed up and created a video about my love for God. As you may know, I have studied spirituality for many years and I even created a blog and radio show about it. The only problem I had was that I did all of these wonderful things … Continue reading Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.

Holy Spirit And Or Your 3rd Eye? God and my pineal gland?


Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras -- Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in … Continue reading Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

NOLA Red Dress Run 2018


2018 Red Dress Run in the Marigny on Saturday (Aug. 11) Photographer: Ron Alpha Location: New Orleans, LA Camera: Canon 80D , Canon G7x Mark II Lens: Sigma 18-35mm, Canon 10-20mm How the Red Dress Run Marathon started

The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary


In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary

Hip-Hop in Black & white photos


Hip-hop has changed so much over the past 50 years, here is a small glimpse of the many faces who helped make it a beautiful art form. Whether you like their music or not, they grab your attention and change the way you see the world. The diversity in lyrics makes this genre of music … Continue reading Hip-Hop in Black & white photos

The Moorish influence in Europe


When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe

Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018


Here are some photos I took in New Orleans. I forgot to add them with the others. My fiancé also took a few photos, I will post those at the bottom. She did pretty good. She is finally starting to trust her camera. Photography is very frustrating when you can't grab that perfect picture when … Continue reading Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018

New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras


UH OH, it's Fat Tuesday and we are here down in New Orleans for the ZULU parade. The crowd is going fucking crazy for coconuts and beads. The bands are playing loud and the kids are out here excited to catch anything that comes off of each float that passes by. I noticed that everybody … Continue reading New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras

‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY


Filmmaker Dash Harris (pictured on the left) is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the … Continue reading ‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY

“HOLE IN THE HEAD” – A documentary about the Human experiments of 1927


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_67u1dOz2co Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed tells the extraordinary life story of Vertus Hardiman. It is a highly moving and vivid motion picture about the triumph of the human spirit. Additionally, the documentary exemplifies how the lives of two individuals were changed forever through an incredible friendship. After singing next to each other … Continue reading “HOLE IN THE HEAD” – A documentary about the Human experiments of 1927