Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe
Book Review by Kam Williams
"Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNishtana
has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking collection of memoirs, essays, and a few haikus, this 'not autobiography' lends insight on his love of peanut butter & jelly, reflections on loss, fond memories, honest regrets, and experience-induced commentary on the social, racial, and religious politics and intersections of the American-Jewish community and today's African-American attitudes."
Mixed Media: The Faculty Show at MSU Gordon Parks Gallery
Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents Mixed Media: The Faculty Show as the first exhibit of the school year. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, Sept. 12 from 5–7:30 p.m. and continues through Oct. 3. Gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Fridays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, at the university's Saint Paul Campus.
So Blue: The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company celebrates 40 years of multi-cultural entertainment with summer production
Phyllis Productions presents The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company's hot, sizzling summer production of "So Blue," written & directed by Artistic Director Judy Cooper Lyle, August 28, 29, 30, September 5 & 6 at the Driftwood Char Bar, 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, at 7:30 p.m..
GET ON UP: Chadwick channels James Brown in nostalgic jukebox musical
Just last year, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in "42," a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when he integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. "In Get on Up," the gifted young actor is already impersonating another legendary African-American, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown (1933-2006).
Steve Harvey and Morning Show presented UP's UPLIFT SOMEONE Award during 2014 Neighborhood Awards Weekend
(BLACK PR WIRE) – As Steve Harvey's 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards kicked off in Atlanta on Friday, August 8, UP TV's VP, Consumer Marketing Lori Hall (center) on-air presented Steve (left), The Steve Harvey Morning Show co-host Shirley Strawberry (right) and the entire Morning Show team UP's UPLIFT SOMEONE Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations who through their work and acts of positivity and kindness have encouraged and changed the lives for the better of people all across our nation.