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For several years of my life, I shared a Saturday 12:00 PM EST appointment with millions of people I never met. At that time, we were basically required to tune our televisions to whatever channel was WGN to watch Soul Train.  The “hippest trip in America” provoked its viewers to stay put for an hour, intently watching the most interesting, entertaining dancer antics and guest performances of the weekend. Each week Soul Train televised the...


MWIZA is a Tampa Bay singer-songwriter. He writes original music reminiscent of R&B, Folk, Rock, as well as Spanish music since his influences are vast. He has been featured in Creative Loafing, on WMNF 88.5, Sauce Boss Tuesdays, and on Reverbnation where he is currently number 1 in his genre. His biggest influences are church, his mother, Coheed & Cambria, Acceptance, James Morrison, Bombay Bicycle Club, Disturbed, Arctic Monkeys, Young The Giant, Chevelle, Rusko, Chief...


Abandoned. A grave overgrown with grass and choked by weeds. Then, resurrection. Because of Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and Meridian, Zora Neale Hurston’s headstone bears her legacy, engraved in stone, the words: “A Genius of the South. Novelist, Folklorist, Anthropologist.” Walker, posing as Hurston’s niece, had travelled to Eatonville, Florida, in search of an ancestral voice, on a mission to venerate a Black woman writer whose work both inspired and informed Walker’s own literary aesthetic. At...

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