Artists Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hanson to share results, gather more insights on Penn Avenue N. Creative CityMaking Project at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
If you live, work or travel along Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis, you may have seen artists Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hanson out and about with chalkboards, notebooks and cameras, at bus stops speaking with transit riders or at a neighborhood meeting.
The biting racial comedy runs at the Guthrie through Aug. 4
Is it just me or are we on the precipice of a racial explosion?
With the 2008 election of President Barack Hussein Obama, many Americans – particularly white Americans – felt we had moved into a post-racial era in this country. But more than a few African-Americans, though elated, were also fearful. I remember hearing several respected elders warn, "it's going to get worse." The "it" they spoke of was racism. I hate to say it, but I'm starting to think they were right.
"Temptation": Latest Tyler Perry morality play contemplates consequences of infidelity
I was pleasantly surprised by the latest morality play from Tyler Perry, a melodramatic soap opera which I saw in a theater with a crowd that was about 90% black and female. As far as what the sisters thought of the picture, all I needed to hear was the chorus of Amen's and the robust round of applause during the closing credits.