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Blog Archive

Sat, 15.06.2019

Theater/Arts and E-12 education, Lewis Whitlock

Lewis Whitlock, educator, choreographer, producer shares his views on the important unused value of the Arts in education

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Tue, 07.05.2019

Dancer, Norma Miller born

*Norma Miller was born on this date in 1919.  She was an African American lindy hop dancer, choreographer, actress, author, and comedian known as the “Queen of Swing”.   Norma Miller was born in Harlem, New York into mother Alma and father Norman, a soldier, both from Bridgetown, Barbados. She was named after her father, who died from pneumonia a month before her birth. […]

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Tue, 07.05.2019

Career Advice, Dance, Toni Pierce-Sands

Dancer (retired), instructor, artistic director and arts entrepreneur Toni Pierce-Sands shares dance career advice for youth

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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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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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