Big change is inevitable. For instance, there’s a new Black pop culture trivia game, “Say It Loud”. The game features questions that span decades of music, movies, television shows and literature with clues ranging from obvious to obscure. The five categories, S = Music, A = Books, Literature, the Arts, Y = Television, I = Movies, T = People, Places, and Things. Check out what the game is about from the crew. Was racism why Adele beat Beyoncé at the Grammys? Even Adele thinks Beyoncé “Lemonade” won for best urban contemporary album. Her hit “Formation” won for best music video. There have actually been a few artists of color who have won album of the year during that time period: “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 199; Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural” won the following year; “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” by Outkast took home the Grammy in 2004 and Ray Charles won posthumously in 2005 for “Genius Love Company”. Finally, a black contestant will be handing out the roses – multiple sources say Rachel Lindsay will be the next ‘Bachelorette’. Rachel Lindsay, a Texas attorney, marks the first time a black contestant will be the lead in 21 ‘Bachelor’ seasons and 12 ‘Bacherlorette’ seasons. Unprecedented Proposed Law Provides African Americans Reparations and Opportunities to Better Their Lives. The Legislation will help descendants of American Slaves, many of whom live in poor, underserved, and high crime areas in the United States. The benefits are not handouts, and differ from other historical reparations, such as those given to Japanese citizens entered during WW II and Native Americans. Those claiming benefits must be 40% descendants of slaves, and born in the United States. Spanning the 19 years between 1989 and 2008, BET’s Rap City was the longest running hip-hop TV show in history. It helped rap grow from urban shout to suburban obsession in the late Eighties, documented the initial reigns of Los Angeles and Atlanta in the Nineties and, most famously, helped make freestyling fashionable in the image-conscious society. To represent this, we had in studio BET Rap City Hosts (1989-93) Hans “Prime” Dobson and Prince Dajour (1991-94). You HAVE to check this interview out to get the oral history from the pioneers!
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