Category Archives: Arts

Open Thread | The Arts Have Returned to the White House: Congratulations, Sir Elton John

After a long absence during the Dolt45 Years. Sir Elton John performed at the White House last week. On his final tour, Jill and I invited Sir Elton John to the People's House. I proudly presented @eltonofficial with the National … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. There is a thing as ‘famous’ And then there is ‘Black famous’. And, one of the things that can put a smile … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread | RIP, Lamont Dozier

I thought that we would take this weekend to remember Lamont Dozier, who passed away this week at the age of 81. Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81 By Brian Murphy August 9, 2022 at … Continue reading

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Legend Cicely Tyson Dies At 96😢😢

Cicely Tyson, an Actress Who Shattered Stereotypes, Dies at 96 – The New York Times https://t.co/CBQXpvWyeT — Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) January 29, 2021 Legend. Phenomenon. Human Wonder. Once in a lifetime talent. All of these describe Ms. Cicely Tyson, … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with your family and friends.   &nbsp Love this 🤗🤗🥰🥰 I paint people who inspire me; and Ms. @staceyabrams your hard work and determination have shown me that anything … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Want A Treat? Watch Sylvie’s Love

  If you have some time, and want to watch a good movie, I will suggest Sylvie’s Love on Amazon Prime. It stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. I loved this movie. It was a relief. It was a joy. … Continue reading

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The Black Panther is gone. Actor Chadwick Boseman dead at 43😪😪😪

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. RIP😪🙏😪🙏 WAKANDA FOREVER👏👏   pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai — Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020 All day. https://t.co/pI296ggBdl — Kendall B. (@kendallb511) August 29, 2020 CHADWICK BOSEMAN MADE YOUNG BLACK … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread- Black Composers of Classical Music

Happy Monday, Everyone.   I spent most of my weekend traveling and took in a few live classical music concerts. Soul needs soothing and healing, and classical music was my healing balm. This week we’re featuring  classical music from Black … Continue reading

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President Barack Hussein Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama: Portriats Unveiled at Smithsonian National Gallery

How’s this for BLACK HISTORY MONTH? ICYMI Because we can’t get enough of our POTUS & FLOTUS. I’m old school. While sound bytes of events have their place and meanings, I like to sit back and savor the whole enchilada. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

2018 is the year to unleash your God-given creativity.  Who else is going to create it, but you? Today’s idea for creativity:  Schedule a group outing to a painting studio. You can research a location in your region. Here’s a … Continue reading

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