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. Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) speaks about the 96 hours of direct action across the Bay Area this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/96hours and https://www.facebook.com/Anti-Police-Terror-Project-513658562107268/
2. Canaan Kennedy (18), author, Struggles to Victory over Racism in America (2015).
3. Amikaeyla Gaston, director, Living Jazz Children's Project for "In the Name of Love, the 14th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. MLK, Jr.," Sun., Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Visit mlktribute.com or call (510) 858-5313.
4. Co-Artistic Director William Hodgson and actors Rolanda Dene & William Hartfield speak about Ubuntu Project's season opening work: Marcus Gardley's Gospel of Loving Kindness, Jan. 13-31 at Oakland City Church, 2735 MacAthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 646-1126 & ubuntutheaterproject.com