Not too long ago, I opened a forum posing a question highly relevant in these times. I should’ve worded it differently, but basically, is it possible to separate and like the art from its creator who turns out to be a total jackass? It’s an issue that’s hot in the midst of the rejuvenated Me […]Read More Opinion: Like the Art, Hate the Artist?
From Deadline: June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show has died at the age of 99. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray confirmed her death on Facebook, saying “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our […]Read More R.I.P. June Foray
From Black Matters US: Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter who celebrated Black pride in each of his works, died on Tuesday in New London, Conn. He was 72. Travelling around Europe as a student in the mid-60s, Barkley L. Hendricks was forever charmed by the portraits by van Dyck and Velázquez. Later during the rise […]Read More R.I.P. Barkley L. Hendricks
For the final part of the series, I decided to end it recognizing our brothers and sisters across the pond from various African nations. As usual, only ten noteworthy figures. In this case, there will be five men and five women. And if you want to know more about these and other historic icons, click […]Read More Black History Month: Homeland Heroes
In our continuing series for Black History Month (BHM), we now focus on the brothas. As with the last two entries, I will highlight only a few (usually 10) historic figures. And as always, if you want to find out more about these and other individuals, please click on the links and browse through the […]Read More Black History Month: Gentlemen’s Club
To celebrate Black History Month (BHM), I decided to give the spotlight to some of history’s greatest and often overlooked black people. Some you may have heard of and some you may not. However, this and other articles dedicated to BHM will acknowledge some, but not all, movers and shakers. Since we always focus on […]Read More Black History Month: Ladies First
From the New York Times: Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause was cardiac arrest, a family representative said. Mr. Coleman widened the options in jazz and helped change its […]Read More R.I.P. Ornette Coleman