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Calvin Royal III: The Nutcracker’s Wonderfully Sensational Prince
3 months ago

Calvin Royal III: The Nutcracker’s Wonderfully Sensational Prince

Calvin as The Prince in ABT’s The Nutcracker. Photo- Quinn Wharton

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is gearing up for a magical performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season, …
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Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime
3 months ago

Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime

Fellow Travelers, a Showtime© series exploring the challenges queer individuals faced during McCarthyism, featured a pivotal scene. Journalist Marcus Hooks, portrayed by Jelani Aladdin, encounters the drag performer Frankie (Noah …
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Artist Charles White’s Triumph with Portier and Belafonte
3 months ago

Artist Charles White’s Triumph with Portier and Belafonte

Regarding art, certain creators emerge as enduring wellsprings of inspiration, and Charles White unquestionably finds his place among this illustrious pantheon. Born in 1918, White overcame formidable adversity and discrimination …
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Girls at the Vanguard of Change in the Era of Brown v. Board
10 months ago

Girls at the Vanguard of Change in the Era of Brown v. Board

On this anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling, we commemorate the courageous girls who played pivotal roles in desegregating America’s schools. Their stories, while inspiring, …
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Misty Copeland: The Fight Of Her Life
9 years ago

Misty Copeland: The Fight Of Her Life

In her new book, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina (Touchstone), Misty Copeland opens up about her rise from poverty to becoming the first African American female soloist in two …
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