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The Guilford Native American Pow Wow
September 23, 2021

The Guilford Native American Association held its 44th annual Pow Wow on September 17-19 at Country Park in Greensboro. Pow Wow is that time of year when Native Americans get together to dance, sing, visit with old friends and meet new ones. The event included a dance and drum competition, arts and crafts, and traditional […]

All African American artistic team produce THE COLOR PURPLE: the musical
August 20, 2021

Thirty-seven plays and musicals were scheduled to open on Broadway during the 2019-20 season. Of course, many of those productions — 16, all told — either didn’t open or were shut down in rehearsals due to the coronavirus pandemic. Out of 37 shows, only four were written by artists of color. Only one was written […]

Mural of Maya Angelou Graces the Gate City
August 13, 2021

The watchful author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou returned to Greensboro as a dramatic, captivating mural in a Downtown suite of shared workspaces under construction. Conveying a serious yet loving countenance, the large mural serves “as a sentry for social justice, keeping an inspiring and watchful eye on us to make sure we […]

Movie Review: Snake Eyes
August 6, 2021

Snake Eyes is a welcomed opportunity to see a cast of talented Asian actors dazzle. Even in an action franchise film built around a Hasbro toy, they excel. The film is an extension of a franchise started in 2009 with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, when an elite military unit of special operatives (aka […]

Movie Review: Ailey
July 30, 2021

Gifted artists create a spirit so strong it lives on long after they’re gone. That’s the case with legendary choreographer/dancer Alvin Ailey. It’s like he never left. Never passed on. Documentary director Jamila Wignot records the history, evolution and continuation of Ailey’s work during the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary year. Choreographer […]

Murals at Hairston Middle School

A heritage of color, achievement and authority in dramatic intergenerational murals brightened and emboldened five hallways and concourses of Hairston Middle School. Under the direction of accomplished muralist Darlene J. McClinton, an artistic team of students from the school and N.C. A&T State University worked diligently over a seven week period to “transform the blank […]

Movie Review: Summer of Soul (… Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
July 16, 2021

It was a volatile time. Malcom and Martin had been assassinated in recent years. Civil uprisings and riots had just simmered down. The summer of ’69 was a chance for a much-needed cultural break and reawakening. That happened in Harlem’s Mt. Morris Park, when program director Tony Lawrence created the summer long Harlem Cultural Festival. […]

Greensboro Opera and EMF present: Summertime and the Livin’ is EASIER!
July 8, 2021

On July 14, 8 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd.; Greensboro, enjoy a sneak peek of Greensboro Opera’s upcoming production of Porgy & Bess, as well as classic song favorites by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and more. Featured artists include Angela Renée Simpson, soprano; Robert Anthony Mack, tenor; Richard Hodges, baritone; Ben Blozan, piano; […]

Why St. Lucia might be a traveler’s paradise
June 25, 2021

It’s been a rough year. The whole world has spent the better part of the past 12 months isolated and cooped up in their homes. Thanks to cautious measures and vaccinations, people are beginning to be able to emerge from this forced seclusion. The pandemic hit the travel industry hard. International flights especially were throttled […]

High Point Music Instructor Tackles Music Desegregation
June 11, 2021

Just a few years ago, Trinity, North Carolina-based musician Chris Thompson was having a hard time finding his passion. Attending N.C. A&T State University, his grades began to slip, and he wasn’t on track to graduate. But then, a mentor stepped in and showed him the power of having a vision. The mentor told him […]

What are social determinants of health?
April 30, 2021

Healthcare is just like any other genera of life; it has its catch phrases or cool words. So, being the cool person I am, I want to educate you on some of the latest slang. All of us “cool” people know that when someone texts you “TMI” they are saying that you or they are […]

Winners of the Sixth District Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06) announced the winners of the Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. The first, second, and third place winners had their artwork displayed at the GreenHill Gallery in Greensboro during a congratulatory reception hosted by Rep. Manning on Friday, April 23. The artwork will be displayed at GreenHill Gallery until May 2. “The […]

Five Years After His Death, New Music Arrives from Prince
April 21, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Five years after his sudden death, the icon Prince’s estate is releasing brand new music that is sure to excite his still loyal fanbase. The new “Welcome 2 America” CD marks the first time Prince’s estate is releasing never-before-heard music from the megastar’s famous Paisley Park vault. Fans got a preview on […]

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong
April 8, 2021

It’s a brawl. In this corner weighing several hundred tons with leathery reptile skin, Godzilla. In that corner weighing in at several hundred tons and wearing a fur coat, Kong. Wait for the bell to ring. Wait for it… These two superstar behemoth monsters are being cast together like WWE stars for WrestleMania. Godzilla represents […]

‘Twenty Pearls’ AKA Documentary Shows the Vision and Impact of Black College Women
April 1, 2021

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the nation’s first sorority for Black college women. Founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908, nine visionary women created a sisterhood committed to serving the African American community and elevating issues impacting women and girls. Forty-five years following emancipation and in the face of great racial and […]

A&T student wows judges on The Voice
March 18, 2021

When Victor Solomon was in middle school, he won his eighth-grade talent show by singing John Legend’s “Ordinary People.” But he never could have guessed that just a few years later he’d be singing one of Legend’s songs in front of the celebrity musician on one of the most-watched TV shows on the air today. […]

At the Weatherspoon: Xaviera Simmons, Falk Visiting Artist
March 4, 2021

I am always thinking about the overall history of painting (which is quite long) and the history of photography (which is quite brief). I think about the characters that have or have not populated or owned their lives inside of those imaginative, speculative spaces. — Xaviera Simmons Artist Talk by Xaviera Simmons on Thursday, Mar […]

NCCU Alumnus provides innovative rendition of the Black National Anthem
February 17, 2021

DURHAM – Renowned trumpeter and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Music adjunct professor Al Strong will release a special rendition of the classical hymn “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” in honor of Black History Month. “LEVAS” is Strong’s heartfelt arrangement of the iconic song known as the Black National Anthem. The 8-minute performance […]

Movie Review: The Little Things
February 11, 2021

A young blonde woman drives down a deserted California highway at night, alone. A mysterious car drives alongside her, passing, then stopping in the middle of the road. She freaks. She’s scared. The big car and her sedan play cat and mouse. Terrified, she drives to a closed motel looking for help. No one is […]

Black History Books for Kids Ages 3 to 18
February 4, 2021

When you’re a kid, there are so many things to learn. Someone has to teach you your A-B-Cs, and to count to a hundred. You have to learn to tie a knot and set the table and stay safe. And this month, you should learn more about Black History, and that can be fun with […]


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