The Age Of Aquarius The Promise: All is One Watch The Video, Life is Inspiring!

The Age Of Aquarius/All is One

We are at the cusp of the dawning of a new age which spans approximately 2,000 years. During this Age of Aquarius, we are called to live in unity as a global community.

Each is an integral part of the whole. There will certainly be advances in technology however, it is our relationships to one another that is utmost important. Our physical bodies need food and water to survive but peace, compassion and love, one to all and all to one, is the hearty sustenance in which humankind survives and thrives.

When we are united in the victory of our global freedom, the warm frequency emanating from our planet earth, like a glowing star, will shine brightly far into the universe…

~by Felecia Harte of ASTRO FREQUENCIES For more information, go to ASTRO FREQUENCiES: https://hartecastmusic.com/astro-freq…

Angélique Kidjo and Yemi Alade Share Video for New Song “Dignity”: Watch

Yemi Alade and Angélique Kidjo…”Dignity”

“This song is against brutality, but it’s also about how we need to treat each other with dignity, treat nature with dignity, and treat ourselves with dignity—Angélique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo has teamed up with Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade for a new song called “Dignity“. The track was produced by Vtek da Awesom, and inspired by Nigeria’s youth movement, which has been protesting police brutality perpetuated by the nation’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Watch the visual for the song below.

“Many people think that police brutality only happens in America, but it’s everywhere,” Kidjo said in a press release. “This song is against brutality, but it’s also about how we need to treat each other with dignity, treat nature with dignity, and treat ourselves with dignity. Because if we can’t see the dignity that Mother Nature gave to all of us, then how can we walk tall?”

Kidjo and Alade last collaborated on the latter’s track “Shekere” which appears on Alade’s 2019 album Woman of Steel.

Watch Angélique Kidjo’s and Yemi Alade’s Video for New Song “Dignity”: https://bit.ly/3w3oQmQ

Article by Madison Bloom: March 26, 2021/Pitchfork

Spring Has Sprung and We Can Feel The Excitement In The Air!

Spring iS Here, Time To Hit The Refresh Button

Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere today, March 20th, 2021. Today also heralds in the Spring Equinox beginning the Aries season and at the same moment, autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Although people born under the sign of Aries can be headstrong, this is a good time for Aries to bend a bit and see how balancing their life with others, brings them more into harmony not only with others but with themselves as well.

We all affect each other so let’s bring harmony to everyone we touch today, tomorrow and on and on…

Written by Felecia Harte for ASTRO FREQUENCiES: https://bit.ly/3f2Mv0C
March, 2021

Atlanta’s own Ethiopia Habtemariam promoted to Chairman/CEO of Motown Records

Ethiopia Habtemariam, The Boss

On Monday, news broke that Motown Records had promoted label president, Ethiopia Habtemariam to Chairman and CEO of the label and will report directly to UMG Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge. An Atlanta native and graduate of Riverwood High School, Habtemariam checked in with V-103’s Greg Street to discuss the her new promotion telling Street, “It’s been a long road.”

“It’s a little surreal to be completely honest with you, but it has been a lot of hard work along the way and incredible people that have been in my life,” Habtemariam told Street in an exclusive V-103 interview in which she even credited him for being instrumental in her journey. “You’ve always been there giving me encouragement and inspiration since I was a kid,” Habtemariam continued.

With the announcement of Habtemariam’s promotion, Grainge said, “Motown is such a an important voice and just as when it was founded by Berry Gordy, it’s impact continues to be felt around the world. Motown’s resurgence and powerful partnerships under Ethiopia’s leadership has advanced the label’s legacy as home to some of today’s biggest hitmakers and most meaningful voices in music.”

See full article: http://bit.ly/3uLQFQ9 by: Daminon Lewis, Ramona Lewis, DeBreaus, and Greg Street for V103, 2021

Celebrate Black Heroes on Black History Month

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February marks Black History Month, a month-long observance in the United States and Canada that recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans to American history, as well as the historical legacies of the African diaspora. We hope you’ll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.

Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month

Erin Blakemore February 12, 2015 The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why MLK Believed Jazz Was the Perfect Soundtrack for Civil Rights

Ashawnta Jackson October 16, 2019Jazz, King declared, was the ability to take the “hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.”

Charles Drew sitting with medical residents at Freedmen's Hospital

The 1910 Report That Disadvantaged Minority Doctors

Jessie Wright-Mendoza May 3, 2019A century ago, the Flexner Report led to the closure of 75% of U.S. medical schools. It still explains a lot about today’s unequal access to healthcare.

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, “The Black Swan”

Erin Blakemore May 6, 2019Born into slavery, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield broke barriers with every note she sang.

David Ruggles

The First Black-Owned Bookstore and the Fight for Freedom

Ashawnta Jackson July 10, 2020Black abolitionist David Ruggles opened the first Black-owned bookstore in 1834, pointing the way to freedom—in more ways than one.

New Orleans, 1939

How St. Louis Domestic Workers Fought Exploitation

Livia Gershon January 26, 2021Without many legal protections under the New Deal, Black women organized through the local Urban League.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

The Alpha Suffrage Club and Black Women’s Fight for the Vote

Ashawnta Jackson September 8, 2020Black women’s experiences in the suffrage movement show that the Nineteenth Amendment marked one event in the fight for the vote, not an endpoint.

Pee Dee Rosenwald School, Marion County, South Carolina, c. 1935.

How Black Communities Built Their Own Schools

Allison C. Meier August 4, 2020 Rosenwald schools, named for a philanthropist, were funded mostly by Black people of the segregated South.

African Phantasy : Awakening by Winold Reiss

The New Negro and the Dawn of the Harlem Fenaissance

Ashawnta Jackson January 25, 2021In 1925, an anthology of Black creative work heralded the arrival of a movement that had been years in the making.

The first black marines decorated by the famed 2nd Marine Dvision somewhere in the Pacific. (Left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr., received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan.

Who Were the Montford Point Marines?

Anna Hiatt June 26, 2019The first African-American recruits in the Marine Corps trained at Montford Point, eventually ending the military’s longstanding policy of racial segregation.

Alice Childress, Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry

In the McCarthy Era, to Be Black was to Be Red

Mohammed Elnaiem November 13, 2019The Marxist sympathies of Black radical leaders like Paul Robeson, Alice Childress, and Lorraine Hansberry made them targets for the FBI.

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Searching for Black Queer History in Sensational Newspapers

Erin Blakemore March 14, 2019Sometimes finding the stories of marginalized populations demands reading between the lines.

The Mob Violence of the Red Summer

Matthew Wills May 14, 2019In 1919, a brutal outburst of mob violence was directed against African Americans across the United States. White, uniformed servicemen led the charge.

Tuskegee University’s Hidden Audio Collections

Evan Towle and Karyn Anonia  February 21, 2020The archives of the historically black Tuskegee University recently released recordings from 1957 to 1971, with a number by powerful civil rights leaders.

Article by JSTOR Daily, February, 2021; More: http://bit.ly/2ZKxYOx

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Ariana Grande Replaces Herself Atop Pop Airplay Chart as ’34+35′ Dethrones ‘Positions’

ARIANA is’the first artist to succeed herself at No. 1 as the only act credited on both tracks

Ariana Grande  maintains the top spot on Billboard‘s Pop Airplay  chart but switches out leaders, as “34+35” jumps 4-1 (on the survey dated Feb. 13), replacing “Positions,” which dominated for seven weeks.

Both songs are from Grande’s latest LP, Positions, which was released on Republic Records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November.

As Grande adds her eighth Pop Airplay No. 1, she becomes the first artist to have succeeded oneself at the summit as the only act credited on both tracks. (A remix of “34+35” with Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, released Jan. 15, has not received enough play for the rappers to be credited on the song on the Pop Airplay chart.)

Prior to Grande, four acts supplanted themselves atop Pop Airplay, which ranks weekly plays, as tabulated by MRC Data, on a panel of over 160 mainstream top 40 radio stations.

Halsey last swapped songs at No. 1 when “Eastside,” with Benny Blanco and Khalid, replaced her own “Without Me” in March 2019.

Grande was involved in the last such switch before Halsey’s, as Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, took over for Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, in July 2014.

Previously, OutKast’s “The Way You Move,” featuring Sleepy Brown, ended the Pop Airplay reign of the pair’s “Hey Ya!” in 2004, while Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men, replaced her own “Fantasy” at No. 1 in 1995.

(Honorable mention to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine: “Stereo Hearts,” by Gym Class Heroes featuring Levine, directly followed Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera, to No. 1 in 2011.)

Meanwhile, with seven weeks at No. 1 on Pop Airplay, Grande’s “Positions” posted the longest reign for a song by a woman and no other credited artists in nearly eight years, since Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” totaled seven weeks on top in February-March 2013.

“Positions” also marks Grande’s longest-leading Pop Airplay No. 1, having bested the reign of “7 Rings” (six weeks, 2019).

All charts will update tomorrow (Feb. 9) on Billboard.com.

Article by Gary Trust/Billboard, 2021

Cardi B claims it cost $1 million to shoot ‘WAP’ music video!

CARDI B’s “WAP” video coat a wap-ping 1 Million?!

The promo for Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion’s explicit 2020 hit – which saw the girls film at a mansion with real-life snakes with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Normani – cost the eye-watering sum, Cardi has told a fan on Twitter.

First of all, the ‘Press’ rapper shared that the video for her 2017 major-label debut single, ‘Bodak Yellow’, cost $15,000.

She wrote: “Fun fact : Bodak yellow music video cost me 15 thousand dollars .I was in Dubai and I said ….I gotta fly picture (videographer) out here …BOOM BOOM BANG ! Ya know the rest . (sic)”

A follower then replied: “girl that’s a lot (sic)”

However, the 28-year-old star responded with the cost of ‘WAP’ and ‘Money’ and ‘Please Me’, which came to $400,000 and $900,000, respectively.

She wrote back: “Naaaa honey ….Money cost 400K ,Please me Cost 900K ,Wap Cost a M ! (sic)”

Meanwhile, Megan recently revealed she and Cardi were terrified of shooting with the reptiles.

The pair were initially hesitant as neither of them had been around the creatures before, and the ‘Savage’ hitmaker eventually “made friends” with one of them though her pal wasn’t so comfortable.

She said: “OK, so what’s crazy is neither one of us had been around snakes before… I was like, ‘Friend, I don’t know if I can lay in snakes.’

“But Cardi B asked me to lay in some snakes, I’ve got to lay in the snakes for my girl.. I made friends with one who was on me the whole time. Cardi was so scared.”

The 25-year-old rapper added that she was pleased with the positive response to the track and doesn’t care about the people who are “offended” by the raunchy lyrics.

She said: “I really appreciate all the positive comments.

“The song is about women owning their bodies, their sexuality. I don’t know why me talking about my WAP is offending anyone. Forget what the haters have to say.

“Sometimes when women speak about sex it makes people feel uncomfortable. It’s 2020, why am I not allowed to talk about my body? Let me talk about what I’m going to do to you.”

Music-News.com/Newsdesk; January 14, 2021

Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’ Is This Week’s Fan Favorite New Music

TAYLOR SWIFT’S “EVERMORE”, a fan favorite

Taylor Swift’s latest surprise album, Evermore, has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published in Billboard, choosing the 31-year-old pop superstar’s second surprise set of 2020 as their favorite new music release of the past week.

Evermore brought in 73% of the vote, beating out new music by Kid Cudi (Man on the Moon III: The Chosen), Gwen Stefani (“Let Me Reintroduce Myself”), The Kid LAROI and Juice WRLD (“Reminds Me of You”), Chris Cornell (No One Sings Like You Anymore), and others.

Evermore follows Swift’s first surprise album of the year, Folklore, which arrived in July. The new 15-track set dropped Friday and finds Swift reuniting with Folklore collaborators Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Justin Vernon.

This is Swift’s second fan-voted favorite new music release in recent months. In late November, Swifties helped push the singer’s live album, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Session, to the top spot that week. The live set was accompanied by a Disney+ film documenting the making of Folklore.

Placing second on the past week’s tally with 15% of the vote was rapper Kid Cudi’s trilogy-capping album, Man On The Moon III: The Chosen, which arrives one decade after the second edition.

The new 18-track album is divided into four acts and features guest appearances by Pop Smoke (“Show Out”),  Phoebe Bridgers (“Lovin’ Me”) and Tripple Redd (“Rockstar Knights”).

The 36-year-old rapper first blasted off with Man on the Moon: The End of Day in 2009, earning him three Grammy nominations, two of which were for his Hot 100 No. 3 hit “Day ‘N’ Nite.”

Coming in third was the “other” category with 5% of the vote, followed by Stefani’s new single “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” in fourth with about 3% of the vote.

Read more: http://bit.ly/38426rS

Article by: Mitchell Peters, Billboard; 12/13/2020

Kayda recounts her hip-hop journey on latest single ‘Autopilot’!

KAYDA!

Malaysian rapper Kayda reflects on her early days as an artist on her latest single ‘Autopilot’, featuring US-based newcomer Ish.

Kayda – real name Wan Nur Khaleda Aziz – had also worked with composer The Cxdy on this self-produced track, which dropped on October 16.

“’Autopilot’ is about my journey in music, from performing at hip-hop gigs in my teens, to putting out my music on MySpace and staying consistent in making more music without thinking too much about it,” Kayda said in a press statement.

Kayda said the track which took only a few hours to complete after she met her friends at the studio, chose the beats, and recorded what was pre-written at home.

“Everything seemed to gel. And after that, a friend approached me wanting to sponsor the music video, and the whole project felt like it was on ‘Autopilot’, hence the title.”

Watch the music video, “Autopilot”: https://bit.ly/3m2z5lu

The song recorded at Kaya Butter Studio and had already been completed along with the accompanying music video in July last year, but Kayda had put the release on hold based on advice from her management.

Kayda also explained she met Ish during the second season of rap cypher series 16 Baris, and who wanted to learn to rap in Malay.

“Ish gave a lot of creative ideas in songwriting, a mad freestyler to boot and probably one of the best rappers I came across that’s able to freestyle so incredibly well,” she said.

The main message of ‘Autopilot’, Kayda said, is to encourage people to persevere in whatever they want to pursue.

In late September Kayda – who is the daughter of Malaysia’s jazz sensation Sheila Majid and composer Roslan Aziz – was featured in a collaborative single ‘Skills 4 All’ alongside Yusry (of Malaysian pop/rap group KRU), and W.A.R.I.S.

In 2013, Kayda was also nominated for Best New Artist at the Malaysian Hip Hop Awards, while her first single ‘Down With Me’ feat. Bem won Silver at the Voice International Music Awards (VIMA) the following year.

Kayda’s debut album ‘Love for No Reason’ produced by Emir Hermono, Bem and Puffietop was released in 2018.

By A. Azim Idris; October, 2020