Shout Sister Shout: A Bio–Musical That Gives You a Good Reason to Shout
“Shout Sister Shout” gives the audience a healthy dose of sugar and spice: foot tapping music, amazing choreography, glittering costumes, and a stage that at moments resembled a Sunday morning Baptist praise and worship service. The audience was encouraged to join in with amens and shouting praises.
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
In Philadelphia, The Museum of the American Revolution’s new exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, brings together more than 100 artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his remarkable family, from the Revolutionary era through Reconstruction.
The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Gets Mellon Foundation Grant
The number of documented Middle Passage arrival sites continue to grow. One volunteer researcher recently found and documented two additional sites in Delaware, two in Virginia, and nine in Maryland. The markers, alone, for each of the sites, cost a minimum of $5,000 says Ann Chinn, former POH co–editor and Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project founder and program director.
Online, Sheryl Lee Ralph book chat and How Sex Changed the Internet, and the Internet Changed Sex.
In person: See several environmental programs including Brown Faces Green Spaces in Gary, two exhibits in Philadelphia, Remember the Pearl in D.C., and theater in Chicago (Tina, EW&F) and DC (Nosebleed at Woolly Mammoth, Unseen at Mosaic).
Schools take up the top spot on two of the platforms we use. Abubakari is back and we give our condolences to former Port of Harlem writer, photographer, and artist Anike Robinson on the lost of her father Randall Robinson. Though better known for his activism, after reading about his artistic side, we now understand that his creative talents live on through her. RIP.