Monthly Archives: December 2010

Diary of a Mad Creative # 19: Precious and the State of the Arts (pt. 2 of The Ground on which I stand.)

“If you do not know, I will tell you that black theatre in America is alive … it is vibrant … it is vital … it just isn’t funded. Black theatre doesn’t share in the economics that would allow it to support its artists and supply them with meaningful avenues to develop their talent and broadcast and disseminate ideas crucial to its growth. The economics are reserved as privilege to the overwhelming abundance of institutions that preserve, promote and perpetuate white culture.

That is not a complaint. That is an advertisement. Since the funding sources, both public and private, do not publicly carry avowed missions of exclusion and segregated support, this is obviously either a glaring case of oversight, or we the proponents of black theatre have not made our presence or needs known.” August Wilson Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: Elders, Installment 10

what u gon’ do w/mama/?/ what she do w/u /wipe yr nose & ass/ now u mad /wont be long b4 u gonna need yr ass wiped 2/ what u teach n ya’ kids/?/ /what u gon’ do w/ mama/?/ /what … Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: 9th Installment: Children

They say children are the future/if there is a future it should be guarded by your children for their children/ children as guardians/future children/ children must stand on the past/change it/destroy it/rearrange it/obliterate it/but you must stand on it/perhaps in spite of /or/ because … Continue reading

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Woman (from That New Millennium Dime)

it dont mean nothing w/o a woman… …dont mean nothing… God wrapped velvet/over tempered steel &made a woman/in the image of the creator /creators of life/ godly metaphors/virgin mothers mothers of godz/or/monster makers /creators/ /deep water majick/ we need new mirrors/to see … Continue reading

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That New Millenium Dime: Men Wanted/Brother. Brother 7th installment.

Men wanted/to hold their ground/to keep heads to sky/wanted/in arms/homes/hearts/lives/wanted/by their wives/sons/daughters/brothers/nation/block/hood/mothers/fathers/sisters/wanted/for lifting/carrying/loving/protecting/guidance/counsel/wanted/for dreaming on/ needed urgently/because the world needs the image of god/men wanted/made in the image of god Brother. Brother head up/be up to it/sky up/god up/ nights are … Continue reading

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