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
It’s that time again in the United States of America where the annual Black History Month observance is now upon the masses of the nation’s ebony citizenry. This is meant to be a celebration of African-Americans, in particular, having respect … Read More
The art of collecting things is a universal fascination enjoyed by hundreds of millions of collectors throughout the world. No matter what the objects of interests may be, the collectors are usually obsessed souls. From the ultra rich to those … Read More
“Many men wanted to lay me down, but few wanted to pick me up.” —Eartha Kitt The tantalizing tease…the seductive strut…the bewitching come-hither look…the low, raspy voice…and of course, her signature purr-r-r-r-r. That was, unmistakably, the indomitable Eartha Kitt. An … Read More
“Preserve the utmost freedom for dream of beauty, creative art, and joy of living.” W.E.B. DuBois Where there is true freedom, there is creative art. Without continuous creation, without recreation there is no life. Art has supported life, from the … Read More
Your work fascinates me, Laurence, because it is so strong in history. It brings what was into now, but that history is not always appreciated.
“Your reading is dead on, Barbara. The reason why I’m interested in African American history is because our tales are not told. I was just talking on the phone with a friend and we were amazed that Prince and Michael Jackson coexisted at the same time, doing all of the fantastic music and creating music at the same time. Our artistry and our stories are always being separated out.”
Sunday, June 26, 2016 2pm to 5:30pm Trump Place 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) The Gala will be honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at the New Federal … Read More