……black history month

black history month 2017

Creating this simple page to learn, teach or share…. Here are some links for:

Black History Month 2017

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Calendar of Events and historical information to learn about and share

In depth feature on some of the best stories on race and identity.

Famous African Americans throughout history

And here’s a nice site called “Black Facts” 


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that.

CICELY TYSON Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

LANGSTON HUGHES I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.

MAYA ANGELOU One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cant be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.

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Don’t lose heart America

As always, I am musically yours, Gregory

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……interviews

Hey folks. This is a short post to let you know that I have a few interviews coming up this week.

I hope you can join me.


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On Monday August 17th, I will be on Keri’s Korner (the 2nd hour of the show) 9PM EST 6PM Pacific. (click photo above for link)

The show can be heard LIVE on Monday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm (EST) via www.floempireradio.com.

The show is syndicated on Tuesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (EST) via www.rippedradionetwork.com (or via the free Ripped Radio Network app on iOS and Android mobile devices.


 

On Wednesday August 19th 3:00 PM EST (Noon Pacific) I will be LIVE on “Up Close And Personal” with Latinjazzy. (click photo below for link)

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“Up Close & Personal” brings you the best of the best in Contemporary, Smooth, Traditional, Classical, Latin Jazz and World Jazz., one show at a time… UC&P bringng you the respected trendsetters who have paved the way for so many …


This is “I Like What You Do”


entrigueheaderBelow are links for you to pick up a copy of my feature for Entrigue Magazine this month.

 

Digital Copy – click HERE

Hard Copies – click HERE


For all you SciFi fans (like me). I read there’s a new Star Wars film coming out called “The Force Awakens”. It’s a prequel (work that forms part of a back-story to the preceding work.) I’m looking forward to revisiting the characters in the film. Hey, I wonder if Lando Calrisian is in it?

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian

Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

 

 

 

 

 

 


What color is love? An artist used milk and paint to make a beautiful guess.

I thought this was very creative.

The Colors of Feelings from Thomas Blanchard on Vimeo.


This is from “the week in pictures”

Lightning lights up the night’s sky off the coast of Terracina, Italy Picture: Corbis

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Beautiful. But I’m thinking its a good thing that lightning hit the water (not the land) !


My quote for this post:

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. LAO TSU

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Hope to interact with you this week. As always, I am Musically yours,

Gregory

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…… Concert in Manchester UK

Had a wonderful time in Manchester this past week performing in the David Gest All-Star Christmas Soul Legends Concert. Met up with some old friends, great musicians, fans and artists. Here are some photo’s below. There will be more in a day or two (in this specific post); so come back to this link and refresh the page for the updates.

The Palace Hotel Manchester

The Palace Hotel Manchester

Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby

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Hotel loby

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Chillin before rehearsal

with double platinum UK sensation Kenny Thomas

with double platinum UK sensation Kenny Thomas

with Gwen Dickey (Carwash)

with Gwen Dickey (Carwash)

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Backstage with Sheila Ferguson ("When Will I See You Again...")

Backstage with Sheila Ferguson (“When Will I See You Again…”)

with Jody Watley  singer from Shalamar

with Jody Watley singer from Shalamar

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Happy Holidays!

with the Hall of Fame Legend Little Anthony!

with the Hall of Fame Legend Little Anthony!

with Dorothy Moore. Who hasn't swooned to "Misty Blue".

with Dorothy Moore. Who hasn’t swooned to “Misty Blue”.

Hosts of the show: David Gest along with Luminaries from Coronation Street: Actress/Singer Kym Marsh and Ryan Thomas with brother and fellow actor Adam Thomas of the show Emmerdale's. For my US folks: Coronation Street is the most popular, longest running television series in the UK.

Hosts of the show: David Gest along with Luminaries from Coronation Street: Actress/Singer Kym Marsh and Ryan Thomas with brother and fellow actor Adam Thomas of the show Emmerdale’s. For my US folks: Coronation Street is the most popular, longest running television series in the UK.

with G. C. Cameron former lead singer of the Detroit Spinners ("It's A Shame", "I'll Be Around" etc….) Had fun spending some time with this very talented brother.

with G. C. Cameron former lead singer of the Detroit Spinners (“It’s A Shame”, “I’ll Be Around” etc….) Had fun spending some time with this very talented brother.

The hotel was like a museum. Beautiful architecture.

The hotel was like a museum. Beautiful architecture.

with the group The Tymes ("So Much In Love") These guys can lift your spirits with their great harmonies and upbeat personalities.

with the group The Tymes (“So Much In Love”) These guys can lift your spirits with their great harmonies and upbeat personalities.

The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom