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BOOK: A conversation about education
Thursday, March 23, 2017
STOP THE BUS: Education Reform in 31 Days By Nathaniel A. Turner, JD Two Crabs And A Lion, $15.95 PB Reading, watching and listening to the flawed daily pontifications about America’s education system was maddening. Annoyed beyond measure by the defective school dogma, Turner decided to take matters into his own hands. The first thing he did was
Madam C.J. Walker’s life headed for big screen
Thursday, March 23, 2017
On the eve of Madame C.J. Walker’s 150th birthday celebration (Dec. 23, 1867), her renaissance comes through with the relaunch of her revolutionary hair care line and a 10-part television series of her life. Despite being a household name for more than a century, the life of Walker remains slightly elusive and yoked by conjecture, conflation and
Multiracial cast performs in Jesus Christ Superstar
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The political and social climate in the United States is in upheaval. Many saw great progress being made in the last few years with a greater sense of acceptance, but that progress seems to have been rejected with the recent election and the open condemnation of minority groups. The director and cast of the NC Theatre production of Jesus
Full Frame announces additional programming
Sunday, March 19, 2017
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary April 6–9, has announced its opening night and closing night films, Center Frames, and additional programming and parties, including the recipients of the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” directed by
Documentary explores historical importance of black speech
Saturday, March 18, 2017
RALEIGH – Researchers and filmmakers from North Carolina State University are premiering a documentary film devoted to the history of African-American speech, its cultural importance, and how it has shaped modern American English. The film, Talking Black in America, will premiere at 7 p.m. on March 23 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC
BOOK: The most famed HBCU marching band
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Hundred By Curtis Inabinett Jr. Page Publishing Inabinett Jr. dedicated a seven-year period and delivers the undeniable story of the legendary Florida A&M University Marching Band. Inabinett’s biographical display of words vividly paints an illustrative mind’s eye view of the famous band from 1946 to 2015, leaving no stones unturned in
Male celebrities support children’s book
Friday, March 10, 2017
I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy By Joshua B. Drummond and Betty K. Bynum PaperUp Publishing “I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy” follows the story of Joshua, a curious little boy who magically taps into his budding intellectual aptitude and innate creativity through a series of epiphanies and the help of community members. “He
Jazz-gospel artist comes to Durham
Friday, March 10, 2017
Dara Tucker isn’t your typical contemporary jazz artist. She describes her music as more of a blend of jazz and gospel and “even some musical theater elements.” “It’s contemporary without being smooth,” she said. “It’s pretty eclectic.” North Carolinians will get the chance to hear her music in person
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