2012 In Review for KhadijahOnline.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

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‘Pass the Dutchie’ Turns 30

I say Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance In 1982, I was not yet ten, and loved this song…

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Why Choosing Who Plays Nina Simone Matters

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard the buzz that a new biopic on Nina Simone’s later years is going to production. Zoe Saldana has been cast to portray Nina Simone. When news of the starlet’s casting as the legendary Nina Simone, the web went wild with people upset at…

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Why Lupe’s ‘B*tch’ Is Right On Time

Lupe Fiasco’s latest video Bitch Bad is everything I believe art should be. It challenges the status quo, gives historical context, and serves as a teachable moment. I watched the video with my 8 year-old, calling her into my office to watch it with me because I knew, without even seeing it or reading anything…

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Irene Cara Wishes the New Sparkle the Best

Last year I interviewed singer/actress Irene Cara and asked her about her thoughts about the remake of the movie “Sparkle” that was released yesterday. While she didn’t speak much about what she thought, she did wish new lead Jordin Sparks well. Read the interview here. Have you seen the new “Sparkle”? How was it? Khadijah…

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Turning 30 Series on SoulTrain.com

Be sure to check out my TURNING 30 series this month on SoulTrain.com. TURNING 30 celebrates some of our favorite soul hits that turn 30 this. Read some of the already published ones below: Turning 30: Prince’s “1999” Turning 30: Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” Turning 30: Patrice Rushen’s “Forget Me Nots” Be sure to read…

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5 Useful Lessons Learned From the Frank Ocean Agenda

This summer, Frank Ocean created an upheaval in the music industry right before the drop of his new album Channel Orange. On a blog post, he gently painted a narrative of his experiences prior to his rise in celebrity, and, it just so happened, that part of his story included a romantic involvement with another…

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Interview with South African Singer Lira

Afro-Soul singer Lira is a South African songstress who is creating a buzz with the recent release of her first North American album, Rise Again. If you think she is just the latest international “It” girl to hit the airwaves, think again. Lira has enjoyed a long-time singing career that has surpassed some of the…

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Latest Posts on SoulTrain.com

Check out my latest posts on SoulTrain.com: ‘ 5 Myths About Soul Music Top 10 Summer Jams Soul Read: Nathan Seven Scott Soul Read: Karen Minors

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Remembering Chuck Brown

Learning about Chuck Brown’s death this past week sent me reeling. I had JUST interviewed Brian Culbertson for SoulTrain.com on Tuesday, and when mention of the song he did with Chuck Brown came up, I was the one to tell him that Chuck was sick and that it had been on hush for a while…

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New Interviews on SoulTrain.com for April 2012

Be sure to check out all of my interviews on SoulTrain.com for this month as we come to the end of the month. My interview with Julie Dexter was one of my favorite of the year, learning a lot as she shared her experiences as a long-term independent music artist, mother and British transplant. Learning…

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New Posts on SoulTrain.com for March 2012

Be sure to check out all of my articles on SoulTrain.com for this month as we wind down. I enjoyed this Q & A with Liv Warfield as well as this insightful interview with indie artist TwinSpirit. A big fan of the band Fertile Ground, I was delighted to interview the band’s leader James Collins….

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SoulTrain.com Articles in December 2011

Happy holidays! Be sure to check out some of the new articles I’ve contributed to SoulTrain.com this month by clicking here. This month was a lot of fun, for I got to write the site’s Year in Review piece as well as interview DC-based entertainer Wes Felton. I first became aware of Wes Felton about…

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SoulTrain.com Interview with Debórah Bond

Check out my latest interview for SoulTrain.com. This interview is with the soul diva Deborah Bond who many current indie artists reference as being their idol in the business. You can read the full interview on SoulTrain.com HERE.

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Check Out Q & A’s with Kenny Wesley & Chuck Brown on SoulTrain.com

Check out two of my interviews this month on SoulTrain.com Click HERE to read my article on SoulTrain.com on the legendary Chuck Brown. Read about how he felt when he was nominated for a GRAMMY, how he enjoyed working with Jill Scott and what advice he has for aspiring artists. Click HERE to read my…

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Check Out New Interviews on SoulTrain.com

Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie,…

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