November 5, 2011



Pat Martino & John Scofield - "Sunny"

Field Notes: A look back at The Crisis

Field Notes: A look back at The Crisis:

By Kristy Tillman
Originally founded in 1910 by W.E.B DuBois The Crisis magazine became the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The journalʼs original title was The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races; inspired by James Russell Lowellʼs poem “The Present Crisis”. Published monthly, by 1920 its circulation had reached 100,000 copies. Predominantly a current-affairs journal, The Crisis also included poems, reviews, and essays on culture and history.

The cover design featured a variety of visual techniques, with heavy use of illustration in the earlier years. During the Harlem Renaissance DuBois featured many of the artist from at era for the cover designs. However, as time progressed you can see the cover design featuring photography as the the primary medium almost exclusively.


The Whispers - (Olivia) Lost And Turned Out Official Video

JAMES BROWN Never Can Say Goodbye

Check Out Q & A’s with Kenny Wesley & Chuck Brown on

Check Out Q & A’s with Kenny Wesley & Chuck Brown on

Check out two of my interviews this month on

Click HERE to read my article on on the legendary Chuck Brown. Read about how he felt when he was nominated for a GRAMMY, how he enjoyed working with Jill Scott and what advice he has for aspiring artists.

Click HERE to read my interview with new artist Kenny Wesley and listen to his remake of Michael Jackson‘s hit “Rock With You”.

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Thelma, FLOTUS and Harlem

Thelma, FLOTUS and Harlem:

love this (thank you harlemcollective)




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K. Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas - Hwehwe mu na yi wo mpena

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