Monthly Archives: November 2014

August Wilson and Ferguson

Wilson noted: “I think my plays offer (white Americans) a different way to look at black Americans,” he told The Paris Review. “For instance, in ‘Fences’ they see a garbageman, a person they don’t really look at, although they see … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Reflection

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
Blessings Are Due Remembrances of Thanksgiving Then & Now By Ayodele Nzinga Smoked Turkey Oyster dressing Cranberries Mashed potatoes/gravy Shells & 7 cheeses Sweet potato pie Mustard Greens W smoked Turkey tails Home…

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Oakland After the Midterm Elections, Now What?

The local mid-term elections in Oakland have come and gone. We will have a new mayor and other new officials. What will be different? What will stay the same? What does Oakland need? Will a new administration bring us a … Continue reading

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I Want A Black Director

Originally posted on August Wilson Blog:
I Want A Black Director By August Wilson From IndieWire.com “I don’t want to hire nobody just ’cause they’re black.” Eddie Murphy said that to me. We were discussing the possibility of Paramount Pictures…

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When August Wilson Insisted on a Black Director for a Hollywood Adaptation of ‘Fences’…

Originally posted on August Wilson Blog:
From Tambay A. Obenson: “It’s truly astonishing, and even depressing that, a long 24 years later, we continue to wrestle with the issue…” ? For the entire article, click the image.

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spider woman and twin war Godz

    riding with spider woman and twin war Godz born into a state of war divined to be she who remembers shield carrier spear chucker hard to duck her up right in storm moving forward like water persistently efficient … Continue reading

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fortune’s door

  i have been knocking on fortune’s door knocking with my strong right hand prayer is better than sleep action more divine than prayer so i knock on fortune’s door thunder answers rain has fallen is falling still there has … Continue reading

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