"'Words mean more than what is set down on paper,' Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.' Indeed, Angelou's words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing...
Frankfurt, Germany, October 21, 2014 – How can diversity in American publishing be supported was a question Irene Smalls, awarding winning children's author, asked as she looked at her career? In 2013, 67 kids books out of 3,200 children's books published were written by authors of color according to the Center for Books for Children.
Sonja Park stars in Children's Theatre Company's 'Seedfolk'
It was a vacant, derelict, rat infested lot full of garbage, outside of an apartment building in Cleveland until it met the hands of Kim, a nine year old Vietnamese girl, who lived in the apartment building next to the lot.
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Dear White People: Social satire takes sophisticated look at race relations in the Ivy League
Film Review by Kam Williams
The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It's too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially.
That's precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads facing at the point of departure of Dear White People, a sophisticated social satire marking the directorial and scriptwriting debut of Justin Simien. Earlier this year, the thought-provoking dramedy won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival.