African-American culture

Local #BlackPoetsSpeakOut on #BlackLivesMatter

By |January 3rd, 2015|

In my last post of 2014, I lamented about not taking in any poetry jams or readings throughout the year? Well, someone must have nudged Calliope to spare me the fate of missing out on Indy’s burgeoning wordsmith scene for a full year. Because lo […]

The March for Jobs and Justice: 50th Anniversary March on Washington

By |September 4th, 2013|

Last Wednesday, I participated in the 50th Anniversary March for Jobs and Justice in Washington D.C. I don’t know the official number of participants who attended the event, but I do know it gave me a reason to feel proud about the past, present and […]

Lotus Moment: The Evolution Will Be Televised

By |August 29th, 2013|

Why This Is Awesome: I participated in the 50th Anniversary March on Washington yesterday. I took many photos, but this one speaks volumes. As we were marching, city workers were busy fixing an electric line. Marchers asked the 2 men to take photos of the […]

Indie Artist Showcase: TallNCurly.com

By |June 3rd, 2013|

I know it’s been a minute since I launched my series, Indie Artist Showcase, but I’m back with another installment for you kind-hearted readers who hung in there. I’ve been on a strange kookie journey since the first showcase, and I’ve discovered a lot of […]

Alvin Ailey’s Legacy Lights Up Clowes Hall

By |March 21st, 2013|

I’ve enjoyed many brilliant dance performances traveling through the fair Circle City in the last 3 years. I saw Savion Glover at the Carmel Palladium, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble at the Madame Walker Theatre and Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Tarkington. So no one […]

Creating Something from Nothing — The Art of Rap Review

By |June 21st, 2012|

Music documentaries are plentiful to the hardcore fan searching to know more about their favorite artist or movement. But great music documentaries are much harder to come by. So imagine my delight when Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap not only met my expectations, […]

Someone Asks Tiffanie Bridges: Is That Your Reel Hair?

By |June 24th, 2011|

June has been a hectic, yet fruitful month for a lot of freelancers, myself included. It turns out there is some truth to the idea a freelancer’s life runs on a cycle of feast or famine.

In addition to freelancing duties, I’ve also been a bit of a […]

Hoosier Hometown Pride – Crossword Style

By |May 7th, 2011|

Today’s 500 Mini-Marathon marks the official start of the Indy 500-themed fever that grips the Hoosier state every May. However, this year’s affliction will be more expansive than usual thanks to the 2011 Centennial Celebration.

That’s right. The May 29th race marks the 100-year anniversary of […]

… And Fancy Free: Savion Glover's SoLo in TiME

By |April 4th, 2011|

Gregory Hines once said that Savion Glover was the greatest tap dancer who’s ever lived. That may have simply been the highest accolade a mentor could possibly give his protege, but after Friday night’s show, I’m convinced Hines was right. Tony […]

Painting in Red & Black: Hearing Radmilla at the Eiteljorg

By |March 22nd, 2011|

In February, I shared how I’d planned to follow the upcoming presentations for the Red/Black: Related Through History exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art in Indianapolis. Well, this past Saturday, the joint venture between the Eiteljorg and the Smithsonian’s National […]