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The underlying theme that runs through this section is that we should support our stories – the serious, the silly and the substantial… we own our history, our culture, the ebb & flow of our journey…. and it’s not one thing.. it’s as much a rainbow of themes as we are a rainbow of people.
We remember actress Denise Nicholas as the beautiful, refined and smart school counselor Liz McIntyre on the 60’s/70’s TV hit dramedy, “Room 222.” We also loved her in the 1978 sitcom “Baby, I’m Back” as Olivia Ellis, and as city council member Harriet DeLong on the 90’s NBC-TV police drama, “In the Heat of the Night.” Denise also graced the big screen in such films as “Blacula,” Let’s Do It Again,” and “Ghost Dad.” Even though Denise had a successful acting career and the work had been constant, she gave up acting to fulfill a dream deferred.read more
We’re moving into the home stretch with the “Freedom Summer” play! We gathered an extraordinary group of actors including Hattie Winston-Wheeler, Adam Huss (“Power”), Art Evans, Erica Gimpel, Tico Wells, Jacques Smith and others… around my dining room table for the reading.read more
Negro Ensemble Company 50th Anniversary Tribute to Founders Robert Hooks, Douglas Turner Ward and Gerald Krone. The event was held at Ebony Theatre, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.read more
Will walk a mile to see Chadwick Boseman act in anything including reading from the phone book if that's his choice. After his stunning performances as James Brown in "Get On Up" and as Jackie Robinson in "42" what else? Here he is as a young Thurgood Marshall in...read more
When the hate and inhumanity of man against man makes it seem sometimes like the bad guys and bullies are winning, don’t fret. For there are always some who will stand up in the face of it, and with courage, love and a belief that we are better than that, prove the best of who we truly are…read more
This film is written and directed by Matt Ruskin, distributed by Amazon Studios. The production entities are: Iam21 Entertainment, Washington Square Films and Black Maple Films. Lakeith Stanfield stars as Colin Warner, the Trinidadian youth who is falsely accused and...read more