Michael A. Gonzales

Vintage Visionary

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Black Cartoon Gallery

[VINTAGE VISION] Black Cartoon Revolution

Pre-Boomerang/Cartoon Network, when there were only three major networks (CBS, NBC and ABC), part of…

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[VINTAGE VISION] Marvin Gaye Gets It On

Earlier this week, the family of the late musical legend Marvin Gaye was once again…

LeRoi Jones and Diane Di Prima

[VINTAGE VISION] Baraka and the Black Arts Movement

Many young writers, no matter how independent they are as thinkers, want to be down…

[VINTAGE VISION] Long Live James Brown!

A few years before James Brown’s death at the age of 73—on Christmas morning in…

Ledisi Speaks ‘The Truth’ [INTERVIEW]

Since Ledisi signed with Verve Records in 2007 and released the critically acclaimed Lost &…

[VINTAGE VISION] Alicia Keys Dips Her ‘Diary’ in Hip-Hop

Although Alicia Keys attained superstar status in 2001 with Songs in A Minor—winning Grammys and…

[VINTAGE VISION] When Ice Cube Was Hardcore

At Universal Records, somebody has been digging through the crates, sorting through old school rap…

A Very Mary Christmas

Since Mary J. Blige’s debut album What’s the 411 in 1992, the New York-bred singer…

[VINTAGE VISION] ‘Soul Survivor’ Survives

On Monday, Vulture began a week-long series of articles looking back at the year 1998.…

[VINTAGE VISION] Enter Wu-Tang’s 20th Birthday

The recent 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s groundbreaking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), as well…

[VINTAGE VISION] The Futureshock of Herbie Hancock

Black music, especially jazz, has never been afraid of change. Since strutting out of the…

[VINTAGE VISION] Bad Boy Turns 20

Earlier this week Revolt TV, the latest venture spawned from the mind of Sean “Diddy”…

[VINTAGE VISION] The Sound of Philadelphia

While watching this spring’s moving documentary Let the Fire Burn, which tells the haunting story…