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Thu, 02.03.2023

Black Love, seangarrison

seangarrison is an artist and writer. In this segment, he shares his reasons for loving his black community.

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Tue, 28.02.2023

Samella Sanders Lewis, Visual Artist, Professor, and Art Historian born

*Samella Sanders Lewis was born on this date in 1923. She was a Black visual artist, professor, and art historian. Samella Sanders was born to Samuel Sanders and Rachel Taylor Sanders in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Her father was a farmer, and her mother was a domestic worker. Widely exhibited and […]

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Tue, 07.02.2023

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer born

*Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was born on this date in 1950. She is a Black dancer, teacher, and choreographer of modern dance. One of six children, she was born Willa Jo Zollar in Kansas City, Missouri, to parents Alfred Zollar Jr. and Dorothy Delores Zollar. From age seven to seventeen, Zollar received her dance education […]

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Sat, 28.01.2023

Voodoo Macbeth Debuts on Stage

*The opening of Voodoo Macbeth was on this date in 1936. This play was a New York production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth through the Federal Theatre Project.   Orson Welles adapted and directed the show, moved the play’s setting from Scotland to a fictional Caribbean Island, and recruited an entirely Black cast.  It earned the nickname for his production from the […]

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Sat, 28.01.2023

Orson Welles, Stage and Film Director born

*Orson Welles was born on this date in 1915. He was a white-American director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. George Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was the son of Richard Head Welles and Beatrice Ives Welles. His parents separated and moved to Chicago in 1919. His father, who made a fortune as an […]

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Sat, 28.01.2023

Louis Gossett, Film/TV Actor born

*Louis Gossett was born on this date in 1936. He is a Black actor. Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, to Hellen Rebecca Wray, a nurse, and Louis Gossett Sr., a Pulman porter. He is an alumnus of Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 and Abraham Lincoln High School. […]

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Sun, 15.01.2023

Three Words That Describe Me, and a Childhood Memory, T. Mychael Rambo

T. Mychael Rambo is an actor, dancer, singer, and theater/Arts educator In this segment, he shares three words of self-description, and a childhood memory.

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Sun, 20.11.2022

The American Society of African Culture, a story

*On this date in 1957, we celebrate the American Society of African Culture (AMSAC). AMSAC was an organization of African American writers, artists, and scholars. The society was founded because of the Congress of Negro Writers and Artists in 1956 based on the idea of the French fr: Société Africaine de culture. In the summer of 1957, five […]

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Sun, 13.11.2022

Bobb Vann, Artist born

*Bobb Vann was born on this date in 1939. He is a Black artist, teacher, and lecturer. Vann was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Timothy and Eleanor (Ashford) Vann. He started drawing at age six and, after high school, was a student at the Philadelphia College of Art from 1959-1962. Vann worked as a […]

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Thu, 27.10.2022

Blackface in America, a story

*Blackface in America is affirmed on this date in 1441. Blackface is a form of theatrical or media makeup. It is used mainly by white performers to portray a caricature of a black person of African descent. There is no agreement about a single moment that constitutes the origin of blackface. The journalist and cultural […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I saw myself leaving And welcomed myself back In the mirrors, I ran by too fast, And had a chance to retrace, to see. I have watched myself too much In the polished... REFLECTIONS by Carl Gardner.
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