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Fri, 22.03.2019

Treasured Career moments in Intersecting Hip Hop in Education, Devon Glover

Devon Glover, Spoken Word Artist, Educator and shares two treasured career moments Intersecting Hip Hop in Education.

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Sat, 09.03.2019

Willie Best, Actor born

*Willie Best was born on this date in 1916.  sometimes known as Sleep n’ Eat, he was an African American television and film actor. A native of Sunflower, Mississippi, William “Willie” Bestcame to Hollywood, California as a chauffeur for a vacationing white couple. He decided to stay in the region and began his performing career with a traveling show in southern California. He was regularly employed […]

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Wed, 29.08.2018

Creative Placemakers, Daren Hill

Daren Hill, artist, visual explorer, art entrepreneur shares his definition of Creative Placemakers

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Mon, 30.07.2018

Franklin meets Charlie Brown in Peanuts

*On this date in 1968, Franklin appeared in the Peanuts cartoon. He was the first African American character used by Charles Shultz the cartoonist creator of Peanuts. In the episode Charlie Brown had lost his beach ball, it was found and returned to him by a boy named Franklin.  The episode ended with the two proceeding […]

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Sat, 21.07.2018

Jalal Nuriddin born

*Jalal Nuriddin was born on this date in 1944. He was an African American poet and musician. Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin was born Lawrence Padilla in the Fort Greene housing project in Brooklyn, New York. As a youth, Nuriddin ran with a local gang, the Fort Greene Chaplains, they fought a street rivalry with the Bed-Stuy […]

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Fri, 13.07.2018

Admiration (my grandmother), Carlyle Brown

Playwrite, Author, and Artistic Director Carlyle Brown shares a personal example of generational intersectionality and why he admires his grandmother

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Thu, 10.05.2018

Acting For Stage vs Acting For Media, Lewis Whitlock

Lewis Whitlock, educator, choreographer, producer explains the differences in acting for stage vs acting for media

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Sat, 21.04.2018

Frederic Bartholdi born

*Frederic Barthodi was born on this date 1834.  He was a white French artist and sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty for France as a gift to the United States of America. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was born in Colmar, France, to a family of Italian and German Protestant heritage.  Bartholdi was the youngest of their four children, and one of […]

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Sat, 24.02.2018

A Desire for More Black Women And Girls, Mary Easter

Professor Emeriti of Dance Mary Easter shares what she desires for more black women and girls

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Wed, 27.12.2017

Earle Hyman born

*Earle Hyman was born on this date in 1926. He was an African and Native American stage and television actor. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina he is the son of son of Zachariah and Maria Lilly (maiden name, Plummer). His Native heritage included (Tuscarora, Haliwa-Saponi/Nottoway).  George Earle Hyman attended public schools in Brooklyn. The […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

*Hear ye, hear ye This court is now in session His Honor, Judge Pigmeat Markham presidin Hear ye, hear ye, the court of swing It's just about ready to do that thing I don't... HERE COMES THE JUDGE by Pigmeat Markham
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