Ulrich Faircloth's Avoid Prepare Defend: 25 Essential Tips on How to Stay Safe From Crime (Self Defense Bros.) is, you might say, profound in its simplicity. He states the obvious and cites common sense, smart ideas when it comes the subject of personal safety. After all, in the matter of preserving life and limb, what's handier than realizing what you already know? For … [Read more...]
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The Underground interview with Kam Williams An actress and singer/songwriter from Far Rockaway, Queens, Amirah Vann began performing at a young age. Pursuing her passion for performing, she completed her undergraduate study in acting at Fordham University at Lincoln Center before entering a graduate acting program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Soon thereafter, Vann … [Read more...]
Rarely do urban tales balance authenticity with solid drama elements and strong emotion. Boyz n the Hood and Straight Outta Compton are perfect examples. Lowriders is in their league; it checks all the boxes: acting, direction, writing and production elements. This groundbreaking film about the Latino experience in East Los Angeles will become as classic as those aforementioned … [Read more...]
“When students are involved with real people, and read [historical] documents, that story becomes real and transforms the students. It’s something you will never…get out of a book,” said Greg Poferl explaining the idea behind an upcoming multi-media puppet show tackling the issue of racism and housing discrimination. The show, “Racism in our Hometown: The Story of the … [Read more...]
Sabathani's senior choir Vintage Voices brought community members to their feet with a concert entitled "Draw the Circle Wide" on Thursday, May 4. The concert, held at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis and presented by VocalEssence, featured a wide array of talent. From inspirational readings and piano solos to duets and choir selections, the themes of togetherness and … [Read more...]