- Posted May 10, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Black in America
To Be Young, Gifted & Black in America
Drawing inspiration from the song "To Be Young, Gifted & Black," which was first made popular in the 1970s by Nina Simone, and then redone by Donny Hathaway, my final submission for CNN's "Being Black in America HBCU Contest" features the all-black postpunk-soul band TENDABERRY.
By interviewing the band and other Atlanta University Center students, I attempt to answer the following questions: What does it mean to be young and black in America? Is now a good time to be young and black in America?