By the 1920s, a vibrant African-American musical and entertainment culture had developed in the city.
The album contains songs that crossover different genres of music, combining elements of R&B, pop and dance-pop. This song, if taken care of the right way, could help the world!
The album follows the disappointing commercial performance to 2010's Libra Scale and is Ne-Yo's first album with new label Motown Records after being appointed as the label's senior vice president for A&R. D., Ne-Yo has re-united with frequent partners Star Gate as well as new collaborators such as Harmony Samuels, No I. Preceding the album's release are two lead singles, the R&B-tinged "Lazy Love" which reached the upper half of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Sia-penned synth/Europop club song "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)". In the album's press release he explained "[it] came from me stepping outside myself, looking at my life as it is today and realizing that every dream I've had from the day I decided I wanted to do music, every dream that I've had from then til now, I'm definitely on the way to realizing it." It is reported that during an interview with TMZ, the singer clarified speculation as to why the album title changed and comparison to an album released by rapper Game called, The R. Speaking about the song Ne-Yo said he was inspired by the powerful chorus, and in a press release he elaborated on the song's lyrical content: "It goes beyond the realm of just a relationship between man and woman, "this is understanding what it is to allow another person to get close enough to you to teach you how to love yourself.
Matthew Ricketts was the first African American to graduate from a Nebraska college or university, and Silas Robbins was the first African American to be admitted to the bar in Nebraska. Ricketts was also the first African American to be elected to the Nebraska State Legislature.
Ernie Chambers, an African-American barber from North Omaha's 11th District, became the longest serving state senator in Nebraska history in 2005 after serving in the unicameral for more than 35 years.
The 2000 US Census recorded 51,910 African Americans as living in Omaha (over 13% of the city's population).
In the 19th century, the growing city of Omaha attracted ambitious people making new lives, such as Dr.
(an acronym for Realizing Every Dream), is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, first released on November 6, 2012. Early previews of the album indicate a progression in the singer's sound with a deeper lyrical content. The album title, an acronym for the phrase 'Realizing Every Dream" was inspired by the singer's personal experiences. In a press release from Universal Motown, the record label hope to record a remix with country singer Tim Mc Graw for a future radio release and that one day Ne-Yo could perform the song at the Country Music Awards.
has received generally favorable reviews from most music critics. During a visit to Angie Martinez' Hot 97 radio show, Ne-Yo addressed his critics saying "I know where I came from. When this new album comes out, it will shut the mouths of everybody who feels like I have 'crossed over'." Kim Dawson from the Daily Star newspaper received a preview of the album and described the song as "Ne-Yo bemoaning the flip side of fame." Lyrics in the song include the line "You’re gonna hate me for being real".
Long's expedition arrived at Fort Lisa in September 1819.