Day: September 24, 2018

Michael Dyson Reflection

I really enjoyed watching Michael Dyon’s interview. Throughout the interview, many controversial subjects were discussed but were all surrounded by the fact that white mediocrity trumps black genius. Everything that he said I agreed with and

Read More »

I Got the Blues

Origin & Characteristics Blues music originated in the south during the late 1800s. Many elements of blues music come from European and African influences. Characteristics of blues are blues texts, the role of instruments, blue

Read More »

Music Through the Years: 1960s-2000s

Below are my favorite songs from the 1960s to the 2000s. 1960’s “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (1967) was written by Otis Redding in 1965 and became popular in 1967 when Aretha Franklin recorded it.  This

Read More »

Michael Dyson Video Post

The video was very enjoyable. What stood out to me is when Michael Eric Dyson said that he uses “hip hop as a pedological tool to enlighten the youth”. In my opinion, he has established

Read More »

Elements of the Blues – Sydnei Young

Elements of the Blues by Sydnei Young Origin and Characteristics The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly enslaved African-American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century, specifically from Mississippi

Read More »

Recognize Our Black Genius @Becky

Eric Dyson is a respected Sociology Professor who is famously known for speaking out on racial and societal issues that affect the black community. Dyson was featured on the Breakfast Club in 2017 to discuss

Read More »

Anyone need a Rag?

Origin Ragtime emerged in the 1890’s as a genre most famously played and known by African-Americans. At the time, black musicians developed ragtime as a playing style and it was most commonly played in brothels,

Read More »

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.