Monthly Archives: December 2014

Eight of Ten: Jitney, a Director’s Note

I am mid way through the production of Jitney. Only 3 shows left. It’s the second show of the cycle we have done at the Flight Deck in newly dubbed “Uptown”, (used to be plain old downtown), Oakland.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in August Wilson, Black Arts, non fiction essay, North American African Perspective, Performing Arts, Theater | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

August Wilson and Ferguson

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
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…

Posted in August Wilson, Black Arts, non fiction essay, North American African Perspective, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

2014 in review 3300 Readers, Read in 89 Countries!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Happy Cul-du-Sac: A personal deconstruction of North American Holidays.

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
My love of nation is evergreen. I killed Christmas over a decade ago. I wrote a piece called Xmas. It detailed my knowing surrounding the holiday practically invented by Coca Cola. I talked…

Posted in non fiction essay, North American African Perspective, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

lifted measure one

sometimes it gets hard to lift something must be shifted can’t go on this way even if youre gifted can’t drift in the game twisted i insist i get a grip i know the story flip the script stealing my … Continue reading

Posted in Black Arts, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Rendition

i grew in the shadow of the tales of her the shining mistress with open arms who crowned the good on streets of gold with a chicken in every pot a job for every man & no child left behind … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Ground One’s Self on a Moving Train

Meditation One: Stay in Your own Lane Stay in your own lane. Everyone and everything has a purpose. It is important to find one’s purpose. Not connecting to purpose is a recipe for lifelong frustration. It is like being an … Continue reading

Posted in Grounding One's Self On A Moving Train, non fiction essay, work in progress | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

August Wilson portrait by Iconic artist James Gayles is for sale by auction.

Iconic artist James Gayles of Oakland CA has generously donated this portrait of America’s Shakespeare, August Wilson, to Oakland’s premiere North American African Theater Troupe, The Lower Bottom Playaz, to help fund their historic production of his seminal work The … Continue reading

Posted in August Wilson, Black Arts, the lower bottom playaz | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment