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.
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.
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.
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.
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America sets the record straight on the 21st century reality(s) of Black life in America and calls on us to abandon outdated assumptions about blackness.