You Thought White Folks’ Stealing “Cadillac Car” Was Bad? Talk to Big Mama Thornton. The 2006 film “Dreamgirls” is undoubtedly my favorite movie. It’s one of the first movies I have vivid memories of seeing in theaters as it was my 7th birthday. 15 years later, It’s rare for me to go too long without incorporating the sayings and songs derived from the 1981 Tony award-winning musical into […]

The Faces Behind The Genre: How Black Women Shaped Blues Music And Their Lasting Impact

By: Gabrielle Weeden  How Did Blues Music Originate The Blues were a common musical genre from the 1860s to the 1960s and originated in the Mississippi Delta. This musical genre was formed as an escape from the daily hardships of working-class black people. The music of the blues genres is distinguished by its 12-bar song form. The Blues’ […]