“Protest Silence. Protest Absence.”

Theatre Communications Group, which is the national governing organization for professional theaters, is hosting a salon series on its TCG Circle Blog called ‪#‎Trayvon‬. The series aims to see if, or how, we as theater artists and administrators can curb the hatred (on all sides) that has come as a result of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman…

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I saw the movie “Fruitvale Station”

"People tried to make him a sum of everything wrong he had done in his life" --Ryan Coogler, director & screenwriter Fruitvale Station I saw the movie Fruitvale Station today. I watched the cell phone videos and read articles about the actual incident before seeing the movie. I must say I was impressed. For those who don't know the story…

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Verdict in the George Zimmerman trial

The internet blew up around 10 PM on Saturday evening as news outlets reported that a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of manslaughter and second degree murder. It seems the whole nation has been on pins and needles throughout this entire trial, especially as we awaited this verdict. And in this era of social media and the 24-hour news…

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Rachel Jeantel’s testimony

This is the most racist thing that I have ever seen in my life. She is completely articulate and they are acting like she is not speaking English. They not only set her up for failure by not prepping her, but they also acted like she did not realize that they were condescending to her. It's obvious that she became…

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Can I touch your hair?

So Un-ruly.com is hosted a "You Can Touch My Hair" event in NYC's Union Square Park on Saturday, June 8 from 2-4pm. The event was a response to the question, "Can I Touch Your Hair?" that many black women are asked about their hair styles and textures. Antonia Opiah, the founder of Un-ruly.com conceived this event after an interaction she…

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2 interesting articles about religion

The first comes from the Huffington Post and is called "Gays, God and Gospel music." This piece is a review of sorts, about an essay called "The Fan Who Knew Too Much" in a book of essays on the role gays have played in the world of Gospel music. "He considers much of the music coming from today's gospel performers…

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