Reviewers have already earmarked ‘If Beale Street’ for an Oscar.
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The colorful tradition of Black women and elaborate hats reportedly dates back to ancient Egypt. In America, enslaved Black women were allowed to don decorative caps and hats for Sunday worship service.
Shange was the voice behind the Obie Award-winning 1975 choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. This, amongst her many works, signaled a movement for Black women, helping us to reclaim our voices, our power, our womanhood.
With Love was inspired by the paintings of the late African American artist Ernie Barnes and choreographed by Uri Sands, with music by the late, legendary Donny Hathaway.
‘R.I.P. Ntozake Shange (#ForColoredGirls) #YouAreBroadwayBlack you will forever be remembered and eternally etched in our minds as The Lady in Orange, a prolific poet, an amazing playwright, and the Black feminist we all aspire to be. Well done,’ a tweet from the Broadway in Black twitter account read.
Toward which end Pittman and Boudah will also host a Writer’s Boot Camp, a 90-minute crash course for fledgling writers. Registered participants will hear from a team of experts about editing, writing and marketing a manuscript, and how to publish.
Rihanna said she’s showing solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and NFL players who have been protesting racial disparities and police violence against Blacks and other minorities by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.
In Minnesota, it is the Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) that stands as an important launch pad for emerging filmmakers. Now in its 16th year, the TCBFF has showcased and given a platform to hundreds of new and award-winning films.
Hailu Mergia is bringing his sound to the Twin Cities with a live performance at the Cedar Cultural Center presented by the Cedar and the Walker Art Center. We spoke to the legendary musician in advance of his Oct. 26 performance.
Those for whom Double Exposure resonates will appreciate, indeed, admire the compelling authenticity by which photographer John F. Glanton captured an unprecedented window, lensing this bygone Twin Cities era.