The present controversy over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface yearbook photo; and the recent Megyn Kelley firing over her blackface Halloween commits shows us racial ignorance and bigotry are alive and wellContinue reading
Megyn Kelley’s recent offensive Blackface remarks questioning wearing blackface on Halloween ended up getting her fired. Sunday Morning contributor and WCBS anchor Maurice DuBois looks at the long and complex history of white (and even black) performers painting their faces black.Continue reading
CNN’s Don Lemonresponds to President Donald Trump’s personal attack on himself and NBA star LeBron James, saying “referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of racism in this country.”Continue reading
Brooklyn favorite and budding dramedy maven Shaka King got invited to Park City, Utah’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival with his unruffled humor layered in gutsy slurs. Mulignans borrows from the world of New York gangster flicks to confront unequal portrayals in Hollywood. Director King portrays social roles and race through the comic lens in a shocking, but funny race reversal.Continue reading
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28Dance Of The Village Elders from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Eddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The ArtsEddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The ArtsTime: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse. Known for exuberantly colorful abstractions with street art flair, Martinez has recently taken to painting over large parts of his canvases with white pigment, not as an erasure so much as an exploration of how revisions factor into the process of composition. This show features works in that vein, created over the last year. The exhibit runs through February 17, 2019.
February 21, 2019
Dance Of The Village EldersDance Of The Village EldersTime: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Dance of The Village Elders will resume weekly fitness classes for Seniors on Thursday January 10th 2pm at St. Phillip's Church (204 west 134th Street). The 90-minutes class Thursday afternoon class incorporates stretching and breathing, calisthenics, aerobics and dance/choreography. The class is “senior specific” designed to encourage and aid each person reach their personal best.