“You can’t wait for someone to say who you are, you need to write it and paint it and DO it” – Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold, artist/writer has a retrospective touring exhibition currently at the Serpentine Gallery in London right now – but ’twas not ever thus. When she began taking her paintings to galleriesContinue reading “Artist: Faith Ringgold”
Currently free to watch on Prime Video, do not miss the opportunity to watch the documentary “I am not your negro” by James Baldwin. It conjures up the period of history in 1960s America when the Civil Rights movement was at its height. James Baldwin is an excellent communicator, debater, writer, playwright and commentator –Continue reading “Recommended Prime Viewing “I am not your Negro” – James Baldwin”
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Last night I more or less idly began watching a documentary on Netflix about Nina Simone – and was right from the start transfixed by her words: “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me – no fear!” From those opening comments in “What happened to you Miss Simone?” I…
I had heard of this important encounter for the actress who played “Uhura” in Star Trek. But now I get to hear it, in detail from her, and I’m pulled into the moment and times. It takes 12 minutes to tell the story, but it is worth hearing. “At that moment, my world tilted…”
Review of the jawdropping documentary on Nina Simone, musical artist, songwriter, radical. Reasons to watch the film.