On Cutting Arts Education

On Cutting Arts Education

ARTS EDUCATION AS A MUST! One of my early pivotal experiences was a family trip to Puerto Rico where a relative was a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. On the trip, my relative chaperoned me around the island, educating me on the island, the...
“FREEDOM SUMMER” Project Update

“FREEDOM SUMMER” Project Update

Update On Univ. of Missouri Graduate Theatre Department Play Development Project: “FREEDOM SUMMER” Back at work on the Freedom Summer play with Ricardo Khan and Sibu Mamba. Of course, since my first and only novel (thus far, anyway) is about Freedom Summer, I’ve been...
“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” & “13TH”

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” & “13TH”

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” film by Haitian filmmaker, Raoul Peck Nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” features Samuel L. Jackson delivering one of most nuanced and vulnerable narrations I’ve ever heard. Baldwin’s words for sure but Jackson’s...
“MOONLIGHT”

“MOONLIGHT”

Written by Barry Jenkins. Based on Tarell A. McCraney’s play Directed by Barry Jenkins It felt like looking for love and love can’t be found… what a sadness envelopes this poetic and beautiful film. The first film I’ve seen about the development of romantic love...
“HIDDEN FIGURES”

“HIDDEN FIGURES”

Written by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder, Directed by Melfi Staring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Jonelle Monae and Kevin Costner Like so many others of ALL ethnicities and genders, I’ve been sluggish since the election. Sluggish may be too kind a word....