October 22, 2017, 8pm Urban Stages 259 W. 30th St (Between 7th & 8th Ave) Trezania Beverly’s One Woman Show is a dramatic story with music about the life of Mabel Mercer.
I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to share a video of Ankh Ma’at Ra. A few seconds after the video begins, you’ll understand why I could not stop playing it over and over again. It’s mesmerizing. Let me know if … Read More
The Negro Ensemble Company is BACK! — Like other American-African theater organizations, this iconic company has been struggling for well over a decade to provide and maintain a professional venue for Black playwrights to tell stories about people from the … Read More
Introduction I have had the pleasure of attending many performances either created by, including and/ or otherwise related to people of the African Diaspora. These creative cultural expressions all point to the diversity of the “Black Experience” in America and … Read More
We are all here on this Earth, in this world, for a heartbeat and then we are gone. We leave behind a thumbprint, an impression, on the lives we’ve touched through our words, our actions, or inactions. Nikki Giovanni wrote: … Read More
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, … Read More
100 Years ago, on April 25, 1917, (read about her here) Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. After Ella’s death, The New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Ella had performed a cultural transaction as extraordinary as Elvis‘ contemporaneous integration … Read More
Food for Thought! A friend of mine sent me the attached video in which the speaker shares her thoughts on the roles the Black Lives Matter Movement, Barack Obama, and the Media played in the successful election of Donald Trump. In … Read More