7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks

#7LastWords Examines State Sanctioned Killings Through the Lens of Religion

by #teamEBONY

The Center of Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Black Lives Matter, Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc., and Shiloh… Read More

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Confessions of ‘A Sucker Emcee’

by Matthew Allen

Craig “muMs” Grant has been an unofficial ambassador for American poetry for nearly two decades. Whether you’ve… Read More

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Was Broadway Not Ready for a 2Pac Play?

by Karu F. Daniels

If theatergoers were looking for Showboat or Ragtime, they were surely barking up the wrong tree when it came to… Read More

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Patti LaBelle Talks ‘After Midnight’ Closing

by Karu F. Daniels

Over the years, R&B legend Patti LaBelle has never been known to mince words when it comes to touchy topics—give or take… Read More

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Amiri Baraka’s ‘Dutchman’ Turns 50 [REVIEW]

by Matthew Allen

The late Amiri Baraka was more than an acclaimed poet and author; he was an anthropologist in real time. Over five decades of his… Read More

Saul Williams Talks Tupac on Broadway

Saul Williams Talks Tupac on Broadway

by Miles Marshall Lewis

Leave it to the late, great Tupac Shakur to bring hiphop to Broadway. Holler if Ya Hear Me—opening June 19 at the… Read More

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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Still a Heartbreaking Classic [REVIEW]

by Miles Marshall Lewis

What is it about A Raisin in the Sun that causes tears every time? (Never bawling, funereal tears, but a lump-in-the-throat… Read More

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A Dream Affirmed [INTERVIEW]

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When you’re Denzel Washington and preparing to step into the lead role of Walter Lee Younger for a Broadway revival of Lorraine… Read More

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5 Questions With Alvin Ailey’s Artistic Director Robert Battle

by Riley Wilson

With nearly ninety performances slated for its North American tour, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has a long three… Read More

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Brooklyn Mack Brings Black Boy Magic to Ballet
[INTERVIEW]

by Helena Andrews

Brooklyn Mack has a dislocated toe. But you’d never know it. Always the Southern gentleman, Mack stands up when a lady enters… Read More

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