Newcomer Re Vaughn Brown also recorded guest vocals for the album on a song called "All She Wants". has received favorable reviews from most music critics. for being "smart, sophisticated, and built around songs." Nate Chinen of The New York Times also praised the latter track, noting several other songs as stand-outs, including "Carry On (Her Letter to Him)", "Shut Me Down", "Cracks in Mr. appear "less like vision than parsing market research." Andy Kellman of Allmusic showed ambivalence towards the album's pop material. is the singer's effort to "get back to the basics", which are shown in the opening two tracks, "Cracks in Mr.Built around a hip-hop beat and 808s features Ne-Yo's vocals layered with "airy background vocals" from Brown, On June 12, 2012, the song was released for digital download in the United States. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 68, which indicates "generally favorable" reviews, based on eight critic reviews. Perfect", "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" and "Don't Make 'Em Like You", despite being ambivalent towards Wiz Khalifa's appearance. Though Hermes saw artists such as Frank Ocean and Miguel "boldly" re-imagining commercial R&B, which makes R. He went on comment on its highlights as "all casual, subtle, finely detailed mid-tempo numbers and slow jams," but was disappointed in the lack of "energetic songs" that descended from soul and funk, noting "It Just Ain't Right," "Because of You", "Nobody" and "Champagne Life as examples of Ne-Yo's past work honing such genres." Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times wrote that R. Perfect" and "Lazy Love", which "share an up-close intimacy" with songs by Beyoncé and Frank Ocean. (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.
Meanwhile, the 90's influenced "Should Be You" borrows guest vocals from former label-mate, rapper Fabolous. Blige's 1995 single "I Love You" and features the duo singing about regrets with the aid of "one-liners".
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.
Because of its industrial jobs with the railroads and meatpacking industries, Omaha was the city on the Plains that attracted the most African-American migrants from the South in the Great Migration of the early 20th century.
By 1910 it had the third largest black population among western cities after Los Angeles and Denver.
By the 1920s, a vibrant African-American musical and entertainment culture had developed in the city.