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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!

This afternoon we speak with playwright, Larry Americ Allen and director of the current production, James Brooks.

Americ's current play is, "The Shadows of Love and Light, A Mother has dinner with the son she aborted 30 years ago." Directed by James Brooks, Americ joins us to talk about a reading this weekend in Richmond, CA, at the Corbiz Center, 1503 MacDonald Avenue, 2 p.m., $5. For information call: 510-309-7107. 

Americ is the author of more than 40 plays, and has won the Perry Award for best play "Shakespeare’s Lost Masterpiece."  Some of his other plays include the magical realism play, "The Chef", the political drama, "The Expulsion of Malcolm X," and the psychological drama "Paradise Revisited/Gravity Is My Fate."