As I watched the panel discussion about August Wilson I realize that I am not that complex a playwright. Learning more about August Wilson I’m realizing that it is just the nature of the Beast. It is our vision that … Continue reading Watch “August Wilson’s Legacy (Working In The Theatre #354)” on YouTube
Today was no typical day, it was pick on Andrea day. I think today was one of those days that people stood on a line and took turns at me. Why are so many people lacking in Customer Service? They … Continue reading What a Day
HELLO World, did you know I am also a playwright, Directir, Producer? Yes, and my latest play, It’s a Family Affair is doing a staged reading at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and we need your help. We’re asking if … Continue reading Help “Get us to Atlanta”
So, I’m sitting here wondering just how real this image could possibly be. A kid learns his father is someone from the neighborhood. He goes out to the area where men often gathers and says, “Who da Pappy?” holding up … Continue reading Who Da Pappy?
Well, it’s that time again. A time when we must reassess our lives for betterment. I am in the process of preparing for the Fall season. How about you? Life seems so redundant, dont you think? Well, with that being said, I am looking over my plans and endeavors to make sure that I still feel about them today, how I felt about them yesterday, in 2015 when I made the plans. I am a playwright-screenplay writer-journalist-research writer struggling with Lupus. One who loves to help people, whether personally or through my nonprofit organization, People Helping People, Inc.. When things … Continue reading I Will Survive-and Help Others To…
Eddie-Yasin, Drew & Ralf are 3 young black filmmakers on the rise. They’re mastering filmmaking and pulling together to produce great films. With filmmaking often times beginning with festivals, these young men are going for the gusto and entering Sundance Film Festival. They need your help and the help of the community so please donate as little as $5 and/or share their Gofundme link with family and friends to contribute toward and be a part of 3 young, African American men on their mission to make and enter their film into one if the Best film festivals around. Come on, … Continue reading Help 3, young, African American male Filmmakers enter Sundance Film Festival
Yaaaaass, you woke up this morning so, I think it’s safe to say that today is a good day. It’s best we start looking at it like that, because crap will happen regardless. So every opportunity to see today as … Continue reading Everday’s a Good Day
How’s your day going so far? Well, you can better it by throwing some prayer on it. I’ve been posting on Instagram a lot over the last year or so but you can expect some great things from this blog … Continue reading What a Great Morning
Looking forward to another production of Murphy’s Law: Group Therapy Gone Wild. We workshopped the play December 6, 2014 and received great feedback. As I went back to the table and began making alterations to the script, I pictured each of the cast and the wonderful job they did and, it wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, to cut the play down to size. I cut a bit of the script and added a bit. We’re doing more with lights and sound. We’ve bought a few folk on board who have experience on the … Continue reading MURPHY’S LAW: Group Therapy Gone Wild
Hello everyone. I know it’s been a while but never fret, I’m baaaack., And guess what story prompts my return? I just watched Whoopi on The View who states she would like to make an informed and educated judgement and … Continue reading Is Whoopi Wrong for Wanting More Proof
COMING SPRING 2015 Geeda spends most of her life growing up around the hard streets and ghetto, placing value and working toward a healthy life on the other side of the fence. However, when her husband is away on business longer than normal, Geeda loses it and surounded by the wealthy insane, finds out the hard way that life isn’t greener on the other side. Instead, it’s a different kind of madness and a life she wants nothing more to do with. Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here
This poem has so much history. I have to wonder how long Countee thought about what happened before it actually kicked in that the boy was being racist. I mean, when I was eight, I was in 3rd grade and I heard blacks using the word, “Nigger” so much that if a white kid called me Nigger, I’m not sure if I would’ve been bothered by it. I think I would’ve been more upset at the fact that he stuck his tongue out at me. I wonder what that means. Do we give names or words too much power? Is this anguish over the use of the name/slur, Nigger, taught? Was I simply just young and didn’t know the weight of this word? I wonder. Well, I didn’t learn the significance of the racial slur, Nigger, until the next year when Alex Haley bought us Roots on Broadcast Television. Anyway, here’s Countee Cullen’s poem, Incident.
“Incident,” by Countee Cullen
Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.
Well, I don’t know about the new attitude, although attitudes can always use adjusting. But I do want a new haircut. I would say a new hairdo, but, that sounds like maintaining and with everything I need to do, with all the investments I’m trying to make for growth, I just don’t want to spend $65 to $125 a month on HAIR!!! That’s just crazy. Also, I’ve been wanting to color my hair for a minute now, but I’ve been so caught up in the long hair thing that I couldn’t because colored hair needs conditioning maintenance and I don’t have the time for it, so, I’ve decided I need to do something–QUICK. Continue reading “NEW HAIRDO, and a new Positive attitude.”
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