Education | ROUTES by Ronald Bunn - Part 4

Dick Gregory Talks Donald Trump Scandal, No Election 2016 & Martial Law

In my formative years, I never got the chance to spend quality time with my maternal or paternal grandparents. I only vaguely remember my maternal grandfather who died just before my 12th birthday. I remember him, mostly, because of his disappointing death … Read More

Founders Benny Diggs and Wiley Hicks and the New York Community Choir (NYCC) Express Themselves

Routes interviews founders Benny Diggs and Wiley Hicks talk about New York Community Choir – Let Jesus Fix It (1982)—The New Contemporary Gospel Sound. It looks as if NYCC was disbanded sometime after 1982. However, there is a 2013 Youtube interview … Read More

A. Peter Bailey’s “Curtains Up”: 1977 Black Theaters’ State of Affairs

There are many relevant historical articles and budding, now matured, writers who are a part of the Routes Archives (1977-1980 and 1990-1994) I am sure many of you, because of your age, have never read them. So as I move forward … Read More

Cole Network System (CNS): Bringing People, Business, and Ideas Together for Over 35 Years!

Norman Cole and daughters Chadley and Monique are living testaments to the precept that the family that prays together, and works together, stays together—longer and stronger. Collectively, they are the heart, soul, and life force of Cole Network System (CNS), a business-driven networking … Read More

The Current State of African-American Theatre Affairs: Dramas Through the Directorial Lens of White Directors

I am a freelance African American director who has lived over the past twenty plus years in New York City. For some time now, I’ve observed a number of dramatically written works by African American playwrights being handed over to white directors. A tracking of numerous theatrical … Read More

Jazz Visions – Daa’iya El-Sanusi, Host interviews Entertainer Ty Stevens, Soul Jazz Performer Maysa, Jazz Pianist/Composer Helen Sung

Have you been listening to and enjoying your Jazz, R&B, Soul, Gospel & Blues music library that predates Hip Hop and Rap, but deep down you’ve longed for “Mo’ Music” and enjoyable and refreshing conversation? Well click on the links … Read More

“Emmy Award” Winner Beverly Lindsay-Johnson is Preserving the Legacy of Doo Wop and Hand Dance

It is no secret: from the continent of Africa, to the Mississippi Delta and back up to the Cotton Club, pan-African people have danced and danced, throughout every era.

“The Voice of Living History through the Eyes of The Fabric of Emancipation” at the Morris-Jumel Mansion

As an art administrator, I often toy with how best to curate thought provoking conversations while at the same time advancing knowledge about how our pasts impact on the future. I’ve dug deeply to examine liberty and cultural identity through The Fabric … Read More

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