This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police brutality in America. He joins us to talk about the Love Not Blood Campaign.
2. Aldo Billingslea, (Othello, Ensemble), Cal Shakes production of Othello through Oct. 9.
3. Brothers Size at Theatre Rhino through October 15 at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. We speak to Gabriel Christian (Oshoosi Size) and LaKeidrick Wimberly (Ogun Size).
4. We close with Kirsten Johnson, director, "Cameraperson," which opened theatrically this past weekend in Landmark Cinema in San Francisco, Berkeley and at the San Rafael Film Center.
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