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Trouble in Paisley Park

Posted December 30, 2011 by Michael Starkey

Prince is widely regarded as a defender of artists’ rights. But the artists whose careers he helped build are finding out that when it comes to something as simple as their names, in Paisley Park, they have few rights at all.

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Key Art for Stick Fly, Alicia Keys Broadway Musical
Theater

Joshua Bloodworth Reviews Alicia Keys’ New Play “Stick Fly”

Posted December 19, 2011 by Joshua Bloodworth

Stick Fly is the equivalent of a summer black buster movie with big stars, an amazing set, and a story that is contrived and ultimately ephemeral, leaving little impression beyond the performance of the actors.

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Theater

Joshua Bloodworth Reviews “Renaissance in the Belly of A Killer Whale”

Posted December 9, 2011 by Joshua Bloodworth

A new off-off Broadway play explores the gentrification of Harlem, through the eyes of three young African-American women who were raised in Harlem. From spoken-word to song to dance, the three actors individually and collectively shine.

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Biography

“No Higher Honor,” A Review of Condoleezza Rice’s New Book

Posted November 11, 2011 by Joshua Bloodworth

The book provides in no sense a mea culpa for the Bush administration’s Middle East transgressions, but is a worthwhile read, given that no woman of African descent has had a greater official role in global affairs since at least Cleopatra VII.

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Disintegration The Splintering of Black America
Non-fiction

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

Posted November 9, 2011 by Terrenda White

Eugene Robinson’s book Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America sets the record straight on the 21st century reality(s) of Black life in America and calls on us to abandon outdated assumptions about blackness.

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