He has also written the script for a Broadway musical based on the life of Tupac Shakur.
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He is the founder and artistic director of IMPACT, a Harlem-based youth theatre company, and executive director of New Heritage Films, a not-for-profit organization that provides training and opportunities for minority filmmakers. Tracie Morris has performed, researched, and presented work in more than 30 countries. Marlon Rice is a novelist, journalist, and educator.
Rice is a contributing writer for numerous blogs, and his work has appeared in the New York Amsterdam News. He is the lead columnist for Our Time Press. Marlon Rice is also the creator and lead instructor of the First Voices Writing and Mentoring Workshops, a program geared to introducing elementary school students to creative writing. April R.
Silver is an entrepreneur, cultural worker, and author. For more than 25 years, she has been a leading voice of her generation.
She has been covered in The Washington Post; Ms. Her first book, Be a Father to Your Child , was published to critical acclaim. Her second book, an anthology on Black women artists and healers, is due in Kel Spencer is a well-rounded figure in entertainment, education, business, and the community. Working on chart topic projects with corporate tie-ins has allowed Spencer to grow a unique perspective on writing, branding, and cultural awareness. While new projects including music, film, and an adjunct professorship are on the horizon, Spencer continues to blaze an artistic trail toward future mogul status.
Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, theater critic, and journalist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Attika J. Torrence is an innovative, award-winning filmmaker who has taken strides to make a significant impact on the film industry by applying his filmmaking skills, experience and expertise to several film and television projects as an actor, director, writer and producer.
See author's posts. Skip to content. Search for:. On stage, music festival line ups are far more diverse than they were even a decade ago. But that shift has brought with it new problems. The Coachella lineup in gave no hip-hop acts top billing — although further down the order acts such as Ghostface Killah and Pharoah Monche could be found. A decade later, five of 20 bill-toppers were hip-hop, and if Beyonce had not dropped out, two of the three headlining acts would have been black.
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In , its urban elements were limited to Albanian American chef turned rapper Action Bronson, Canadian electronica producer Lunice and funk veteran Bootsy Collins — out of more than 50 acts. Underground house and techno DJ Seth Troxler suggests the fault is shared between the artists, the audience and the festivals themselves. When booking Afropunk, I work with hundreds of agents, and only two of them are black. A positive trend counteracting this is niche festivals that are driven by cultural production more than profit. Afropunk has editions in New York, London, Paris, Atlanta, and Johannesburg, and features a predominantly black lineup that intersects hip-hop, punk, blues, soul, pop, queer and dance culture.
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