Image

In The Arts

Writing. Literature. Poetry. Short Stories. Novels. Graphic Novels. Science Fiction. Novellas. Music. Songs. Jazz. Hymnals. Gospel. Blues. Funk. Spirituals. Doo Wop. R&B. Hip-Hop. Rap. Neo-Soul. Rock and Roll. Ragtime. Visual Arts. Painting. Photography. Ceramics. Drawing. Sculpture. Printmaking. Design. Crafts. Video. Filmmaking. Architecture. Culinary Arts. Conceptual Art. Textile Arts. Quilting. Lace Making. Knitting. Sewing. Performing Arts. Comedy. Spoken Word. Grandma. Grand Ma. Grandmama. Grandmon. Gram. Grama. Gramma. Grammy. Gramommy. Grandmother. Nan. NeeNee. Ninny. NoNi. Bama. E’ma. Big Mama. Shuga Mama. Grama Shuga. Shug. Honey. Lola. Oma. Yaya. Gaga. Abuelita. Madea. M’dea. Madear. Muh’Dear. Ma’am. Mu. Muah. Muh. Ma. Mama. Momma. Mommy. Gran. Grand. Grands. Grand me’re. Grand Me’O. MeMa. Mamaw. Meemaw. Meema. Ma-Me. Mimi. MoMo. Nanan. Nana. Nanna. No’na. Gigi. GG. Glam-ma. Glammaw. G-Ma. G’Mama. Guardians of the Generations.

IN THE ARTS: KENDRICK LAMAR
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: KENDRICK LAMAR

Kendrick Lamar is arguably the most influential hip hop artist of this generation. On June 8th, Kendrick took part in a Compton peace walk supporting Black Lives Matter along with …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: COULD WE PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO THE GRANDMOTHERS?
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: COULD WE PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO THE GRANDMOTHERS?

Could we please give the police departments to the grandmothers?

Give them the salaries and the pensions and the city vehicles, but make them a fleet of vintage corvettes, jaguars …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: ROSIE LEE TOMPKINS & AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPROVISATIONAL QUILT-MAKING
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ROSIE LEE TOMPKINS & AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPROVISATIONAL QUILT-MAKING

African American improvisational quilt-making is an innovative branch of a medium that reaches back to African textiles and continues to thrive.

New York Times writer Roberta Smith talks about how …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER’S TONGUE
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER’S TONGUE

Haitian American spoken word artist Melissa Lalin Briye Beauvery grew up in Brooklyn.  All 9 tracks on her cd, My Grandmother’s Tongue, are dedicated to her grandmother.  Melissa grew up surrounded …
Read More

The Arts: Grandma’s Hands
3 years ago

The Arts: Grandma’s Hands

 

For more about Bill Withers visit his website:

Home

IN THE ARTS: TONI MORRISON’S BELOVED
3 years ago

IN THE ARTS: TONI MORRISON’S BELOVED

In Toni Morrison’s widely-acclaimed novel Beloved, she features a black grandmother who transcends the barriers of time and mortality. Though mainly revealed through flashbacks and a supernatural presence that haunts …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: BUMBLEBEE, YOU SAW BIG MAMA
3 years ago

IN THE ARTS: BUMBLEBEE, YOU SAW BIG MAMA

You saw Big Mama Thornton in her cocktail dresses & cut off boots & in her cowboy hat & man’s suit as she drummed & hollered out the happy hour …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: ELIZABETH CATLETT
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ELIZABETH CATLETT

 

Artist Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012) created a massive amount of work over her lifetime (sculptures, prints). Her granddaughter Naima Mora shared, “It had to …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: BETTER DAYS
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: BETTER DAYS

Silver gray hair neatly combed in place. There were four generations of love on her face. She was so wise, no surprise passed her eyes, She’d seen it all.

I …
Read More

IN THE ARTS: ALICE COLTRANE: THE GRANDMOTHER OF SPIRITUAL JAZZ
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ALICE COLTRANE: THE GRANDMOTHER OF SPIRITUAL JAZZ

To those aware of the spiritual jazz genre/movement, the name that usually comes to mind is John Coltrane. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, jazz music was at …
Read More