The Smithsonian NMAAHC: Experiencing a Work in Progress

Saturday, September 24, the Smithsonian Institution dedicates and officially throw open the doors to its newest museum on the National Mall – the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There will be a ribbon cutting with museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and President Barack Obama among other dignitaries and celebrity contributors. Music performances, […]

Vera J. Katz & Liz Lerman in Conversation (October 24) at The Potter’s House

E. Ethelbert Miller likes to “conversate” with people who have ideas not just jobs. He’s pulled together two women who’ve never shared ideas in the same room before: Vera J. Katz and Liz Lerman. Many people may not know them up front and personal, but have experienced their work and its results. Just tune into […]

For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Jane Austen… (Part 1)

I am human, I consider nothing human alien to me. Terence or Publius Terentius Afer Playwright of the Roman Republic of North African decent Amma Asante has done it! For all us colored girls who clung to our Jane Austen, Bronte sisters, and Louisa Mae Alcott novels and saw ourselves in Elizabeth Bennett, Elinor and […]

Justice? Alexandre Dumas explains

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one Alexandre Dumas (pere) Having achieved national and international celebrity as the author of The Three Musketeers (serial) and The Count of Monte Cristo (novel), Alexandre Dumas was invited to serve his country by visiting Algeria to write a travelogue for publication in France. The invitation came from M. […]