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Virginia Film Festival: ‘Mercy Street’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tara Summers

Cast members and a Civil War historian examined the role of women, getting into character, and wardrobe challenges. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Eighth Wonder: The Thomas Bethune Story, A Novel’ by A. M. Cal

A.M. Cal

"Eighth Wonder: The Thomas Bethune Story" is a fictionalized account of the life of the musical savant and slave who astounded his masters and became the first African American to perform at The White House. Read More »

Black America at a Crossroads

The road less traveled

Black America is in a constant state of grief and mourning these recent days, months, years. The state-sanctioned violence perpetrated on black youth by police, prosecutors and judges is utterly demoralizing. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story’

Phil Darius Wallace in 'Self-Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story' (Photo: Daniel Region)

In his powerful solo show Phil Darius Wallace portrays multiple characters in Frederick Douglass's life and tells the abolitionist's story in Douglass's own words. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Glimpse of Sunlight’ by Leona DeRosa Bodie and G.E. Gardiner


A well written historical fiction adventure about pirates, treasures, slaves, and everything else that made the seventeenth century Caribbean colorful, beautiful and at the same time scary. A great read! Read More »

Opera Review (NYC Fringe): ‘Truth’


A short new opera about abolitionist Sojourner Truth features fine voices and appealing music. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Year of the Oar (Her Travail) Book I’ by Clare Seven


Not really a BDSM or erotic book in the traditional sense. Read More »

Unwrapping Django Unchained

Older African Americans tend to be offended by what they regard as a disrespectful exploitation of our holocaust. Read More »

Book Review: Revenge of the Mad Scientist: Book One by Lara Nance

When misdirection leads a country to the precipice of war, a young woman and a group of misfits must find the true answers. Read More »

Book Review: Maps of Fate: Book Two by Reid Lance Rosenthal

The story of how the West was won. Read More »