Operation Ground Game
" Learning to serve and giving our service"
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE IN FERGUSON!
FERGUSON, Mo. -- A white police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation, an attorney close to the case said Monday night.
A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family. The decision had been long awaited and followed rioting that resembled war-zone news footage in this predominantly black suburb of St. Louis.
"The jury was not inclined to indict on any charges,'' Crump said after being informed of the decision by authorities. Prosecutors scheduled an news conference to announce the decision.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, called for calm after calling up National Guard troops to stand by in case of unrest. Speaking before the decision was announced, he urged that "regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint.''
.A Celebration of Blues, HipHop, Jazz, Rap, Reggae and Everything
Else About Africans and African Americans Love of Music
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Celebrating Mahalia Jackson, Bootsy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Nat King Cole with
Eartha Kitt, Queen Latifah, James Brown etc.
21st Century Caribbean Jazz
Saxophonist Ron Blake and drummer Dion Parson have just released their first
recording, entitled the "21st Century." 21st Century is also the name of
their new band, an instrumental ensemble featuring some of the world's
Classical Music in Black and White for the next Millennium
Classical music in the United States has been shaped and profoundly
influenced by African American styles and composers.
All About Jazz
Your personal guide to Jazz & Blues on the Web.
A Voice in Jazz Music
Voices focuses on African American performers and composers and on the vocal
music forms they influenced, especially jazz, opera, art songs and spiritual
African American Art Song Alliance
A rich and enlightening site devoted to information exchange about African
American composers working in the art song idiom and the performers who
interpret it. Includes capsule biographies of composers such as Harry T.
Burleigh (1866-1949), Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989), Howard Swanson
(1907-1978) and numerous others, as well as links to publishers and
African Music Encyclopedia
African Music Resorce
AMR is a multi-dimensional source of reference information about all styles
of music indigenous to the Western Hemisphere. It is intended to serve
efficiently and quickly: text-only. The collection houses over 800
bibliographies, lists and files, and is indexed below by TOPIC (genre and
style subdivisions) and SUBJECT (individuals - mostly composers). Some
listings also include links to selected Internet resources, as does the
Arista/Freedom Records Discography
Interesting list of all releases by Arista's groundbreaking attempt to
popularize avant-garde jazz artists such as Anthony Braxton and Andrew Hill.
Black Jazz Records
The Black Jazz label was a small, obscure independent that was active
primarily in the early-mid 1970s. It was purchased in the mid-1990s by a Los
Angeles record store owner and has recently become active again. The label
has recently begun a complete reissue program, and the label's original
releases are described in some detail on the new site.
One stop shop for Gospel music reviews, news, articles, interviews, and
The pulse of the Gospel music industry!
The history of Gospel, a Gospel music gift shop, and information about
Gospel music pioneers, soloists, quartets, and early female Gospel groups.
Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Information about the Gospel Hall of Fame and Museum, online Gospel trivia
game, and a Gospel music historical chart.
Articles, reviews, links, and information about Southern and Black Gospel
Amateurish but extensive site devoted entirely to an inside-out exploration
and celebration of gospel. While the topics and artists addressed by the
site appear to be quite selective, the site is ultimately information-rich
and interesting as point of reference. Includes discographies, track
listings, and sessionographies for labels such as Savoy and Dot.
Historical American Sheet Music Project
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke
University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century
American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides
access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in
the United States between 1850 and 1920.
Official website for Lauryn Hill. Source for all information on Lauryn
regarding her music, acting, directing, producing and philanthropic career.
Ce serveur non commercial a pour vocation de promouvoir la culture
Afro-Caribenne au travers de sa musique
A collection of links and resources about reggae music.
The online magazine of World Roots and Folk Music.
Smooth Jazz, Rhythm and Blues
Highlights and documents the contributions of African American women to the
world of jazz, blues, and R&B music.
Roots Reggae Web Sites
|RAW (Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide)|
| The Roots Reggae Site |
|The Electronic Wailers Discography|
OTHER SITES TO EXPLORE!!!
African-American Sheet Music 1850-1920
The collection is made up of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920.
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University Department of Afro-American Studies' selected list of Internet and written resources for African-American music.
Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Information on the inductees from the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which is dedicated to the preservation and education of gospel music throughout the world.
In August 1958, 57 jazz greats showed up in Harlem for a photograph. Identifies each musician in this monumental photograph. Includes short bios which are indexed by name, jazz style, and instrument.
A guide to rhythm and blues, rap, and traditional African-American entertainment. Founded by Quincy Jones.