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Topics: Tupac death, Fugees, Set It Off, Moesha (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) http://afropopremix.com 1996 Snapshots 1. President: Bill Clinton 2. Jan - Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton testifies before a grand jury. 3. Feb - Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan. …
 
Topics: Million Man March, TLC, Friday, UPN (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) http://afropopremix.com 1995 Notes 1. Snapshots 2. President: Bill Clinton 3. Jan - The WB Television Network and The United Paramount Network (UPN) launches. 4. Mar - Yahoo! was incorporated and soon became the first popular online directory and search engine on the World Wid…
 
Topics: OJ Simpson, R. Kelly & Aaliyah, Samuel Jackson, Black TV Cancellation (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) http://afropopremix.com Snapshots 1. Bill Clinton is President 2. Jan - In Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband. Tonya later pleads …
 
Topics: OJ Simpson, R. Kelly & Aaliyah, Samuel Jackson, Black TV Cancellation (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) http://afropopremix.com Snapshots 1. Bill Clinton is President 2. Jan - In Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband. Tonya later pleads …
 
Topics: WTC Bombing, Urban Fashion, Dr. Dre, Menace II Society, Living Single (Bonus Artist: Luck) http://afropopremix.com/ https://www.vibe.com/2016/01/1993-the-year-hip-hop-and-rb-conquered-the-world "1993: The Year Hip-Hop And R&B Conquered The World" 1993 was a historically transformative period for hip-hop and rhythm and blues. When VIBE Magaz…
 
Topics: L.A. Riots, Mary J. Blige, White Men Can't Jump, Def Comdey Jam (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1992 Snapshots 1. President: George H. W. Bush 2. Feb - In Indianapolis, Indiana, boxer Mike Tyson is convicted of raping Desiree Washington. 3. Mar - H. Ross Perot announces that he will run for U.S. President. 4. Apr - Mafia boss John Gotti is …
 
Questions: 1. Scared yet: CV19 what we know 2. Health: How you be? personally, family, and friends 3. Quarantine life: stir crazy yet? How is technology helping? What’s up with Work/Exercise/Entertainment/Education? 4. Government response: local state federal 5. Future behavior: keep social distancing, hand washing, gloves masks wipes (Bonus Artist…
 
Topics: Rodney King, Boyz II Men / Jodeci, Boyz In the Hood, Roc - Sitcom (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1991 General Snapshots 1. President: George H. W. Bush 2. January - Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait. 5 days later, Operation Desert Storm begins with airstrik…
 
Topics: Rodney King, Boyz II Men / Jodeci, Boyz In the Hood, Roc - Sitcom (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1991 General Snapshots 1. President: George H. W. Bush 2. January - Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait. 5 days later, Operation Desert Storm begins with airstrik…
 
Topics: Gangs, Keith Sweat, Al. B. Sure!, Bobby Brown, Coming to America, A Different World (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) Snapshots 1. Ronald Reagan President (Last Year!) 2. Jan - Doug Williams super bowl [Two weeks earlier, CBS commentator Jimmy the Greek had been fired for remarking that blacks were better at sports because of slave plantation…
 
Topics: Crack Epidemic, Michael Jackson - Bad, Hollywood Shuffle, Eyes on the Prize (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) Snapshots 1. Ronald Reagan President – (Should have been impeached) 2. January 3. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, became the very first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 4. March 5. U.S. President Ronald Reagan addres…
 
Topics: Chicago Bears, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, She's Gotta Have It, 227-(TV Sitcom)(Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) General Snapshots 1. Ronald Reagan is President 2. Jan - The first federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., is observed. 3. Jan - The first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll HOF, included Elvis Pre…
 
Topics: Air Jordans, Whitney Houston, Sade, The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Phylicia Rashad (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1985 Notes General Snapshots 1. President: Ronald Reagan 2. Jan – In Hollywood, California, the charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by USA for Africa. The single raises money to combat the ongoing fami…
 
Topics: Air Jordans, Whitney Houston, Sade, The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Phylicia Rashad (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1985 Notes General Snapshots 1. President: Ronald Reagan 2. Jan – In Hollywood, California, the charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by USA for Africa. The single raises money to combat the ongoing fami…
 
Topics: 1984 Olympics, Prince, Purple Rain (LP/Film), Cosby Show. (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1984 Notes General Snapshots 1. President: Ronald Reagan 2. Jan - US Bell System is broken up Bell System divestiture breaks AT&T into 24 independent units. 3. Jan - Wendy's "Fluffy Bun" advertisement is first broadcast, which gains Clara Peller and he…
 
Topics: The Cold War, Run-DMC, New Edition, Bill Cosby (Himself), Eddie Murphy (Delirious). (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1983 Notes 1. Ronald Reagan President 2. Feb - The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, setting a record for most-watched television broadcast in American history. 3. Mar - Strategic Defense Initiative: U.S. President Ronald Reagan mak…
 
Topics: Reaganomics, MJ vis-a-vis Prince, 48 Hrs. (Film). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1. 1982 Notes 2. General Snapshots 3. Ronald Reagan President 4. Oct – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide. 5. November – The unemployment rate peaks at 10.8%. 6. No…
 
Topics: Black Hair/Jheri Curls, Luther Vandross, Ragtime (Film) - Howard Rollins Jr., Nell Carter (Tv). (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1981 Notes 1. Snapshots 2. Ronald Reagan is President 3. Jan - Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States. Minutes later, Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days, ending the Iran hos…
 
Topics: Pac-Man & the start of the "Gaming" culture, Zapp, Fame (1980 Film), Eddie Murphy. (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1980 1. Jimmy Carter President 2. Jan – The comic strips The Far Side debuts in newspapers 3. Feb – The XIII Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.[1] 4. Feb – The United States Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Un…
 
A detailed look at black, African-American, culture during the "Seventies". (1970-1979) (Bonus Artists: Luck Pacheco) 1979: When MJ Was Black - Spcl. Gst. Ed Mar 1, 2019 Topics: Jimmy Carter, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor - Live In Concert, Roots: The Next Generations. 1 "My Sharona" - The Knack 2 "Bad Girls" - Donna Summer 3 "Le Fre…
 
Topics: Jimmy Carter, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor - Live In Concert, Roots: The Next Generations. (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1979 Snapshots 1. Jimmy Carter president 2. Mar - America's most serious nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. 3. Mar - C-SPAN, an American television channel focusing on governme…
 
Topics: Muhammad Ali, Rick James, Max Robinson (TV). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1978 1. Snap Shots 2. General News 3. Jimmy Carter is President 4. February 5. The first computer bulletin board system (CBBS) is created in Chicago. Bulletin board systems were in many ways a precursor to the modern form of the World Wide Web, social networks, and…
 
Topics: Roots, by Alex Haley, with commentary by Adam DeCollibus (@adam_decollibus), author of "Caravan". (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) (***Audio quality is spotty***) 1977 1. General News snapshots 2. Jimmy Carter President 3. Jan - The world's first personal computer, the Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) released 4. Jun - The Apple I…
 
Topics: Black History Month, Chaka Khan, Car Wash (film), What's Happening! (TV). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1976 1. Snap Shots 2. General News 3. Gerald Ford is President 4. Apr - Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. 5. Jul - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing 1 and seriously …
 
Topics: Urban Literature, Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim, Natalie Cole, Richard Pryor, Cooley High, The Jeffersons. (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1975 A. General News B. Gerald Ford is President C. Apr - Vietnam War: The Fall of Saigon: The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon, resulting in mass evacuations of Americans and South Vietnam…
 
Topics: Black Women vis-a-vis White Women in the feminist community, Funk Music, Claudine (film), Good Times (TV show). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1974 ...fyi "Claudine" is free on Youtube: https://youtu.be/tJUiV9Pnwps General News Richard Nixon STILL President. but not for long. Vietnam War: Wrapping up active combat. Feb - Newspaper heiress …
 
Topics: Dj Kool Herc, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Pam Grier, The Mack, & George Jefferson. (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1. Snapshots 2. General News 3. Richard Nixon STILL President. 4. Vietnam War: year 18 of 19 5. The Paris Peace Accords, signed on January 27, 1973, effectively removed the U.S. from the conflict in Vietnam. 6. Deaths: 168 kille…
 
Topics: Shirley Anita Chisholm, H. Rap Brown, Diana Ross, Al Green, Superfly, Sanford & Son, & Fat Albert. (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound) 1. 1972 - A Transitional Year, New Directions, Politics and Pimpin 2. News snapshots 3. Nixon wins reelection 4. Watergate: 5 dudes arrested for breaking into the DNC headquarters 5. Vietnam War: year 17 of 19 6…
 
Topics: The Black Church, Jessie Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Shaft, & Soul Train. (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco) 1971 Overview Snapshots 1. Richard Nixon still President 2. Vietnam War still going: (year 16 of 19) 3. Deaths: 2,357 of 58,318 total 4. Congressional Black Caucus created 5. Soledad Brothers (California) and Attica (New York) p…
 
Topics: Black Power Movement, Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis, James Brown, Sidney Poitier, and Flip Wilson. (Bonus Artists: hidingtobefound & Luck Pacheco) 1970 Snapshots MLK birthday celebrated in many states Toni Morrison’s 1st novel, “The Bluest Eye” Black Enterprise and Essence start Jimi Hendricks dies Cheryl Adrienne Brown (Miss Iowa) 1st black t…
 
A detailed look at black, African-American, culture during the "Sixties". (1960-1969) (Bonus Artists: hidingtobefound & Luck Pacheco) Overview "The Sixties": the counterculture and revolution in social norms about clothing, music, drugs, dress, sexuality, formalities, and schooling – or - irresponsible excess, flamboyance, and decay of social order…
 
A detailed look at black, African-American, culture during the "Sixties". (1960-1969) Overview "The Sixties": the counterculture and revolution in social norms about clothing, music, drugs, dress, sexuality, formalities, and schooling – or - irresponsible excess, flamboyance, and decay of social order. Also labeled the Swinging Sixties because of t…
 
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