Monthly Archives: February 2011

America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier

America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier is currently on view at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA.  The exhibit chronicles and celebrates 1oo years of the African American newspaper.  Samuel Black, Curator of African … Continue reading

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Kind of Blue ~ The Play

Tonight at UNC-Chapel Hill’s historic Playmakers Theatre, “Kind of Blue,” by undergraduate, Kuamel Stewart will premier.  “Kind of Blue” is part of what the budding playwright calls the “Companion Play Cycle.”  While not exactly daunting, it’s certainly ambitious as the … Continue reading

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HBO Presents Thurgood

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. HBO airs “Thurgood,” the one man show featuring Laurence Fishburne.  “Thurgood,” about the life of civil rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, originated on Broadway in 2008.  The HBO production was filmed last year … Continue reading

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Portrait & Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music, & the Written Word

Portrait & Text:  African American Artists of Dance, Music, & the Written Word is currently on view in the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Curated by Kelly Erby and … Continue reading

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2011 National African American Read-In

The National African American Read-In is in it’s 22nd year and is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  When the first Read-In was held … Continue reading

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Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

“The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees … Continue reading

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Whither Blogs?

I just read Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter in today’s New York Times.  As someone who just started blogging two weeks ago, not comforting!  On the other hand, while the younger set may not read … Continue reading

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