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IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER IS WAITING FOR ME TO COME HOME
5 days ago

IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER IS WAITING FOR ME TO COME HOME

My Grandmother is waiting for me to come home We live with walnuts and apples in a one-room kitchenette above The Some Day Liquor Gardens.

My Grandmother sits in a …
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IN THE ARTS: GRANDMOTHERS COMEDY ROUTINE
6 days ago

IN THE ARTS: GRANDMOTHERS COMEDY ROUTINE

 

 

Richard Pryor’s grandmother’s Marie Pryor features prominently not only in his journey to stardom, but also his comedic material. Pryor was born to LeRoy “Buck” Pryor and …
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IN THE ARTS: “SWITCHES” COMEDY ROUTINE
6 days ago

IN THE ARTS: “SWITCHES” COMEDY ROUTINE

 

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IN THE ARTS: BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE
6 days ago

IN THE ARTS: BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE

Excerpt from Play:

(Near the end of the song, Mother Henry enters, carrying a tray with milk, sandwiches, and cake.)

Richard: You treating me like royalty, old lady – I …
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IN THE ARTS: The Dungeon Shook-Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation
6 days ago

IN THE ARTS: The Dungeon Shook-Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation

 

“Dear James:

I have begun this letter five times and torn it up five times. I keep seeing your face, which is also the face of your father and …
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In the Arts: Lineage
7 days ago

In the Arts: Lineage

My grandmothers were strong. They followed plows and bent to toil. They moved through fields sowing seed. They touched earth and grain grew. They were full of sturdiness and singing. …
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In the Arts: POEM FOR NANA
7 days ago

In the Arts: POEM FOR NANA

Poem for Nana What will we do when there is nobody left to kill?

40,000 gallons of oil gushing into the ocean But I sit on top this mountainside above …
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IN THE NEWS: AMANDA GORMAN’S GRANDMOTHER BERTHA GAFFNEY GORMAN
7 months ago

IN THE NEWS: AMANDA GORMAN’S GRANDMOTHER BERTHA GAFFNEY GORMAN

Amanda Gorman was named the first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017 and graduated from Harvard last year with a degree in sociology. At just 22 years old, the …
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IN THE NEWS: NO JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: NO JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE

On November 22, 2014, Samaria Rice let two of her children go out to play while she prepared dinner. Twelve-year-old Tamir and 14-year-old Tajai went across the street to play …
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