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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Laughing Mad

The theme music of each sketch comedy series offers views of one of the ideologi- cal directives embedded in the shows : The O'Jays ' " For the Love of Money " for The Richard Pryor Show , Heavy D and The Boyz's " That's the Way You're ...

Laughing Mad

Winner of the 2008 Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award Prior to the civil rights movement, comedians performed for audiences that were clearly delineated by race. Black comedians performed for black audiences and white comedians performed for whites. Yet during the past forty-five years, black comics have become progressively more central to mainstream culture. In Laughing Mad , Bambi Haggins looks at how this transition occurred in a variety of media and shows how this integration has paved the way for black comedians and their audiences to affect each other. Historically, African American performers have been able to use comedy as a pedagogic tool, interjecting astute observations about race relations while the audience is laughing. And yet, Haggins makes the convincing argument that the potential of African American comedy remains fundamentally unfulfilled as the performance of blackness continues to be made culturally digestible for mass consumption. Rather than presenting biographies of individual performers, Haggins focuses on the ways in which the comic persona is constructed and changes across media, from stand-up, to the small screen, to film. She examines the comic televisual and cinematic personae of Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor and considers how these figures set the stage for black comedy in the next four decades. She reads Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as emblematic of the first and second waves of post-civil rights era African American comedy, and she looks at the socio-cultural politics of Whoopi Goldberg's comic persona through the lens of gender and crossover. Laughing Mad also explores how the comedy of Dave Chappelle speaks to and for the post-soul generation. A rigorous analytic analysis, this book interrogates notions of identity, within both the African American community and mainstream popular culture. Written in engaging and accessible prose, it is also a book that will travel from the seminar room, to the barbershop, to the kitchen table, allowing readers to experience the sketches, stand-up, and film comedies with all the laughter they deserve.

Love Stories

Later in the day Tracy was at home relaxing and listening to the Ojays' music. All the girls loved the Ojays. She had the music turned up a little because first-it was the weekend and second . . . for some reason music always sounded ...

Love Stories

Love Stories the Relationships of four Women is my first book. I love it! It was not what I had in mind when I sat down at Letha, my nieces kitchen table to write. When I put my fingers to the keys of my second hand computer back in 2006, the book that I had planned to write was about my trials and tribulations during the death of my boys. This book is a Romance novel about four girlfriends and their relationships. On these pages you will experience the Love, Laughter, hurt and betrayal and a unique way that they go about living life. These women are so close to my heart that I wish that they were real. They experience real life ups and downs and they help each other get through them. The closeness of their friendships is something I can relate too. I grew up with a half dozen close relationships with my cousins and girlfriends. So get ready for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or a cold glass of lemonade and sit down and get comfortable as you prepare to go on a journey with them. Hey you just might discover that its yours. From My heart to yours, Cordelia

Ebony

Levert is joined by O'Jays Sammy Strain and Walt Williams (far r.). In background are composers Kenny Gamble (rear, l.) and Leon Huff. O'Jays perform in a concert (opp. page) in hometown, Canton, Ohio. Walt Williams' smooth baritone ...

Ebony

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Every Time I Look Up

The Ojays told you what the deal is when it's for the love of money. Apparently, the Ojays been lying. Last I heard they were livin' large in Shaker Heights. Where's that? It's a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Exclusive.

Every Time I Look Up


I m the Plug

The Ojays had a new album out, and Uncle Fly had it already. He ripped the cellophane wrapping from its' cover and removed the album. He placed the album on the turntable and turned it on. Hope an d I were smoking the weed, ...

I   m the Plug

Moe Love has accomplished, in his second book, what is sure to become an urban classic. Tone’s compelling saga continues as he overcomes one heartbreaking betrayal after another during his quest to become Newport’s wealthiest drug lord. He was betrayed by his partners, family members, as well as his beloved mentor, but Tone was far too driven for heartbreak or betrayal to derail his intended goal of doing more than merely surviving. His ambition and desire to take care of his family were enough to propel him to the top of the food chain and produce one of the most prolific drug dealers of our time.

Teaching Transformations 2009 Contributions from the Annual Conferences of the New England Center for Inclusive Teaching NECIT and the Center for the Improvement of Teaching CIT at UMass Boston

... someone saw me reading it they would think I'm smart. Music is also a part of my literacy autobiography. The music by the OJays is very much embedded in my mind. My aunt would always play the OJays when I was over on the weekends.

Teaching Transformations 2009   Contributions from the Annual Conferences of the New England Center for Inclusive Teaching  NECIT  and the Center for the Improvement of Teaching  CIT  at UMass Boston

This Winter 2009 (VII, 1) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self- Knowledge, entitled “Teaching Transformations 2009” and dedicated to the chronicling of representative experiences of teaching transformation in the New England area and elsewhere, brings together selected proceedings of the annual conferences of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching (CIT) and the New England Center for Inclusive Teaching (NECIT) recently held at UMass Boston. The first seven studies in the issue were gathered through the conference activities of NECIT. The second series of articles emerged from the conversations and presentations at the annual CIT conference at UMass Boston. The contributions have a common interest in advancing teaching and learning practices that transform the self and the world in favor of more just, inclusive, and participatory outcomes. The editors believe that the most central and distinguishing defining features of NECIT and CIT, i.e., the three-fold concerns with promoting pedagogical reflexivity, student learning empathy, and faculty agency, are well advocated for and respresented in the papers shared in this volume. Contributors include: Jay R. Dee (also as journal issue guest editor), Vivian Zamel (also as journal issue guest editor), Cheryl J. Daly, Maria Natalicia Rocha-Tracy, Darlene Ferguson-Russell, John Fobanjong, Patricia White, LeeAnn Griggs, Sally Barney, Janet Brown-Sederberg, Elizabeth Collins, Susan Keith, Lisa Iannacci, Kimberly Smirles, Ann Wetherilt, Melanie Murphy, Elijah Patterson, Janet D. Johnson, Elizabeth H. Rowell, Mary Ball Howkins, Duane Wright, Wayne-Daniel Berard, Alexandria Hallam, Anne Geiwitz, Matthew R. Kerzner, Angelika Festa, and Mohammad Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief). Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal’s Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR’s homepage.

Dark Shadow of Secrets

I remember I kept my neighbor's kids while she and her friends went out with the Ojays. The Ojays pulled up to pick up my neighbor and her friends, and I was so amazed to meet them. I remember at the age of 12 I went to the Jackson 5 ...

Dark Shadow of Secrets

Dark Shadow of Secrets By: Linda Denise Kemp Dark Shadow of Secrets is author Linda Denise Kemp’s autobiography. A survivor of child abuse, she hopes to inspire people who have had a hard life by sharing her story, and let them know that they are not alone - things can, and do, get better.

Ebony

THE O'JAYS IDENTIFY YOURSELF including: Sing A Happy Song/Identify I Want You Herewith Me /Get On Out And Party TITA ROSSI Bright and bold is Tita Rossi's wool suit and cape piped in black braid. The unmistakable sound of The OJays.

Ebony

EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Gossip Rehab How To Stop Gossip

... I believe I feel so empty and hollow It's like I checked into rehab 'cause baby you're my disease I gotta check into rehab Cause baby you're my disease Backstabbers The Ojays What they do, They smile in your 71 Ojays “Backstabbers”

Gossip Rehab  How To Stop Gossip


My Life s Tour

Mr. Autry brought in more nationally known entertainers to the area; the most famous being the legendary Ojays. How many small towns can say the Ojays came there? I think I worked for Mr. Autry for over a year or so, then one day, ...

My Life s Tour

“My Life’s Tour, takes you on a special journey through the life of Charles “Cojak” Caldwell. It is a true story about a man who was so shy as a young boy, his mother had to hold his hand while he was getting his first photo taken. Though he had to participate in school activities while growing up and as an adult served as Master of Ceremonies before crowds of more than 10,000; this was never one of his favorite things. Even as an adult he still hates appearing in front of large crowds. It’s called “stage fright.” This book shows how a person can overcome obstacles and challenges to pursue dreams and goals if he or she has a passion for it. It also shows how our humanly attributes can cause failure and mistakes, but we can also use them to overcome and properly deal with those shortcomings. “Cojak” recognized at a very young age that he had a special love for music and that it had positive influences. As a result, he was attracted to radio where he could share this love with thousands of people. Though well-known as a radio personality he made his living as an educator on the secondary and college levels. However, it took him a long time to adjust to his celebrity status because he was a very private person otherwise. Because of his fascination with the mechanics of an airplane, he created the concept of “Flight 927 Flying Around the World Without Leaving The Room” for his present blues program on WKRA Radio 92.7 FM, Holly Springs, MS. His wife, Verna Louise is the “make believe” flight attendant. Cojak says “The things mentioned in this book are all descriptions of who he is and his love of music.”

Jet

Got Love If You Want It. That good old-fashioned feeling you've come to expect from The OJays. Their latest album,"So Full of Love',' is brimming over with vibrant, danceable hits. It's already finding the way to your heart— courtesy of ...

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Backwards

... O'Jays and we formed a pretend train I grabbed Momma behind and held on to her waist and we danced off the Ojays on the record player and momma prepared dinner as we sang and danced off the album and we only stopped dancing so momma ...

Backwards

Shatonda is a young girl coming of age in the ghetto. It is always a price you pay you cant make that transition without a price especially when the streets help raise you. First it was her mother marrying a un loving man a drug abuser who by no choice of her own became her verbally abusive stepfather then it was her color struck stepsister and the strain this put on a mother and daughter relationship. Looking for love and acceptance she ventures into the streets and hooks up with two streetwise sisters. She is just as green as a granny smith apple but she was ripening enough to catch Luckys eye a small time street pimp Will Jealousy destroy everything?

Ebony

Levert is joined by O'Jays Sammy Strain and Walt Williams (far r.). In background are composers Kenny Gamble (rear, l.) and Leon Huff. O'Jays perform in a concert (opp. page) in hometown, Canton, Ohio. Walt Williams' smooth baritone ...

Ebony

EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Jet

THE O'JAYS WANT YOU TO "IDENTIFY YOURSELF/' The unmistakable sound of The OJays. Show you're a fan and'Sing a Happy Song" —their new single. On Philadelphia International Records and Tapes. Distributed by CBS Records.

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5 Squares

I would be so very relaxed listening as Aretha sang Dr. Feelgood and Harold and the Blue Notes with If You Don't Know Me By Now, followed by the OJays piping Let Me Make Love You, Stairway To Heaven, You've Got Your Hooks In Me and You ...

5 Squares

It was Boston in the 1960s - a time when nightclubs, bars and lounges had the city alive at night, and a good time could continue after hours; And when entertainers frequented the city to take advantage of its nightlife. Add in the world of the sporting life, and Boston's deceiving glamour could not be denied. In the middle of it all were five best friends known as "squares", who attended high school by day, and received a far different education by night. The girls road in Cadillacs, drank in bars and explored their sexual awareness. They made a pact to just have fun and enjoy the rest. Their fun was innocent, the culture wasn't. Their values are tested. Consequences arise, and prices must inevitably be paid. "They were campaigning to get elected, with no shame their game" Bonnie McIlvaine http//www.5squares.biz "This slice of American History is fascinating. It's the Black experience of the 60's we didn't see on Mad Men. And its the music and party scene that proceeded Rap." Reel Books Bonita (Bonnie) McIlvaine grew up in Boston, the daughter of a nightclub owner and Broadway dancer. She worked in both State and City Government prior to becoming a business owner. In this, her breakout memoir, gives a look at Boston's nightlife in the 60s, experienced by five best friends coming of age. The former business owner is currently working on a self empowerment guide for young adults.

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The recording contains popular lisht classics played by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. "Just One Look," is also due for release. Ojays Okayed American artists Skaff has signed include the Ojays. just ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

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Ohio Tuesday (31) for William Powell Jr . 13, an 18-year mc-mbc-r of the OJays, who died May 26 following an extended illness. Powell, an original member of the O'Jays. left the group in 1975 due to his illness He is survised bv two ...

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Jet

The O'Jays (l-r) Walter Williams, Sr., Eric Nolan Grant and Eddie Levert have an intensely loyal following of fans thanks to such soul classics as Love Train, For The Love Of Money, I Love Music and Use Ta Be My Girl. (d ...

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Jet

O'Jays. Add. To. Success. Of. New. Movie. 'The. Fighting. Temptations'. Legendary soul group the O'Jays Here With Me. 100% OIL & FRAGRANCE FREE SPF12 sunscreen protection FASHION IAIR. celebrates 43 years in music and its members make ...

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