Let's Stay Together Talk Show Speaks...

Let’s Stay Together Talk Show is saddened and angered about the senseless death of George Floyd. The tyranny of injustice within our government against African-Americans continues to show its ugly pattern of racism and the symptomatic, stereotypical views that continue to divide our nation. Witnessing how a person can willingly end the life of another,... Read more »

Day Of Absence: Where Absenteeism Don't Apply

The Day of Absence debut in 1965, during turbulent times as America was still embattled with polarization between whites and blacks over issues like the voting rights act, and the Selma to Montgomery march when Alabama State troopers attacked civil-rights demonstrators outside of Selma, Alabama, on a Bloody Sunday. Playwright, actor, and director Douglas Turner... Read more »

Her Honor Jane Byrne: A Realistic Look to "As Long as It Takes!"

Chicago, known as the city that works; however, in the winter of 1981, the city was paralyzed by a record January storm. This caused Michael Bilandic to lose his position as mayor against Jane Byrne in the primary election due to his inept handling of one of Chicago’s worst blizzards. Jane Byrne won the Democratic... Read more »
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Jackie Taylor's Legend The Musical: A Civil Rights Movement, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Jackie Taylor has given us many biopic musicals that entertained and informed us throughout the decades of African- Americans who have paved the way in entertainment at the Black Ensemble Theater. However, the woman who started BET 44 years ago had a mission to eradicate racism and is unwavering to get to the root of... Read more »

AN ILIAD: A Successful Collaboration With Court Theatre and the Oriental Institute

Marking his 25th anniversary as Artistic Director, Charles Newell, and Oriental Institue (IO) brings an astonishing site-specific platform that will thrill the historian in us all. An Iliad is an adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, based on The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles. This reenactment of Homer’s Trojan War crafted around stories of... Read more »

RABBIT SUMMER: AN AWAKENING OF FEELING TRAPPED IN AMERICA

The Cosby Show became a staple in many black families’ households on September 20, 1984. The sitcom aired for eight seasons until April 30, 1992, and it focused on an upper-middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. The Cosby Show painted a picture of hope for black people as to how we wanted the... Read more »
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The Secret of My Success is a Musical Hit!

Fresh off his success from the 1985 movie, Back To The Future, Michael J Fox was chosen to play the lead role of Brantley Foster/Carlton Whitfield. When film critic Roger Ebert reviewed The Secret of My Success, he said it was trapped in some kind of time warp, referring to Fox’s previous movie. The film... Read more »

Titus Andronicus

A Story of Bloody Abomination Haven Theatre brings to the Roman stage, the bloodiest play written by William Shakespeare, ‘Titus Andronicus,’ a story filled with violence, murder, revenge, politics, class, culture, and gender. The Romans, who were the mortal enemies of the Goths, battled against Titus Andronicus, a Roman general, and his army. He returns... Read more »

KILL MOVE PARADISE

The Riveting Uncomfortable Truth The fabric of our society as African Americans have not been woven together in America’s institution of being created equally. Due to the inequality of being treated unfairly and unjustly. The systematic nature of violence that has embedded blacks in this country has a long lineage of hatred, which is steadily... Read more »
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GRAVEYARD SHIFT: A Love Story that was Lost in Translation

On July 13, 2015, the headline story featured a 28-year-old black activist name Sandra Bland from Illinois; she was found hanged in Waller County, Texas, in a jail cell; after three days of being arrested during a pretextual traffic stop. Bland’s automobile was stopped on July 10, 2015, by State Trooper Brian Encinia because of... Read more »