NY Metropolitan Opera to Hire All-Black Chorus for Fall Revival of “Porgy And Bess” | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1939: African American Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images). Featured Image According to washingtonpost.com, The Metropolitan Opera in New York plans to hire an all-Black outside chorus for its first presentation in nearly thirty years of ”Porgy and Bess,” which opens […]

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These Extraordinary Shirts Define Black Pride | Buzzfeed

Treye Green, Buzzfeed Naomi Wadler talks about gun violence at a Smithsonian Institution event on December 7. (Erin Schaff; Lily illustration), Featured Image We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — […]

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Nnedi Okorafor Is Creating a TV Series Company for Africanfuturist Stories | Brittle Paper

Brittle Paper Staff, Brittle Paper Nnedi Okorafor is creating a TV series company for Africanfuturist stories. The multi-awarded novelist revealed this on Facebook via a post on 16 April. The company’s name is Africanfuturism Productions, Inc. In a reply to a comment by the writer and University of Manchester lecturer Geoff Ryman, she wrote: “TV […]

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The Story Of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’ | NPR

Deborah Williams, NPR Stevie Wonder performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 25, 1974. Waring Abbott/Getty. Featured Image By the early 1970s, Stevie Wonder had already spent nearly a decade churning out hits for Motown Records as Little Stevie. But at age 22 he no longer wanted to follow the Motown […]

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The failure of Reconstruction was a ruthless act of sabotage | The Washington Post

Michael Gerson, The Washington Post A 1919 Lithograph poster showing a young Booker T. Washington in Falls Church, Va. (Kate Patterson/for The Washington Post). Featured Image In Conservatives sometimes accuse the academic left of ignoring the good in U.S. history and emphasizing the horrors. But in some respects, the typical telling of the American story […]

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