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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. Steve Fiffer, author, joins us to talk about the book he co-wrote with C.T. Vivian, It's In the Action: Memories of a Nonviolence Warrior (March 2021).
2. Women's Voices Now Film Festival: Ariane Thielenhaus, diretor of programs; Natalie Cook, dir., "Backwards God;" Alyscia Cunningham, dir./prod., "I Am More Than My Hair"; Ingrid Rogers, "Liberate," writer and performer.
3. Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen, playwright, "Carrying the Load . . . the life and times of Sister Clara Muhammad." (Feb. 27-March 21).