Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Wanda's Picks Radio, Dec. 2 & Dec. 4 (encore)

This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

1. This morning we speak to Mama Pam Williams, Council of Elders, about Wo'se Community Spiritual Center located at 8924 Holly Street, Oakland, CA, (510)  which is having its 35th Anniversary celebration this weekend. Visit

2. Our next guest is Dr. Sekham Heka Maat Ra of KRST Unity Center in Los Angeles. He is going to be speaking with Professor Manu Ampim, Sat., Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the topic: "Maat: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Strategy. The talk is at the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave., in Oakland.

Professor Sekhem is a disciple of Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Toure and has been working over
the last 35 years as a teacher of history, organizer and labor lawyer, championing the rights and dignity of the working class. Professor Sekhem is presently Executive Director of the Black Employees Association, a labor Union, and instructor of African Spiritual Science at KRST Unity Center. He is also the Director of the Sunday and Friday classes at KRST. He is a KMT focused researcher and Black Nationalist who posits that Nation Building, centered around the teaching and practice of MAAT, is the solution to the ills and malaise that besets the current conditions of  African descendants in 21st century America. Visit 

Poet, Educator, Playwright, Arisa White
3. Amy Mueller, Bay Area Playwrights Foundations and playwrights: Arisa White, Michael Gene Sullivan, and Nana Mwaluko; The FlashPlays Festival will be held over two days on Sunday, December 6 and Monday, December 7, 8 pm at Brava Theater Center, 2781- 24th Street in San Francisco. The Festival features new short plays varying in length from 30 seconds to 2 minutes in order to tell riveting new stories in a quick flash. 

Michael Gene Sullivan, playwright

Nick Nanna Hadikwa Mwaluko, Sam excerpt (PSWB Portraiture)

Nick Nanna Hadikwa Mwaluko was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but raised in neighboring Kenya. Mwaluko worked several years with Reuters News Agency in Kenya and New York City before attending Columbia University on scholarship and fellowship, graduating magnum cum laude. Mwaluko is currently a Point Scholar and attending Columbia University's graduate MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) program for playwriting. Mwaluko has written four epics, several full length and one act plays focusing on queer, black issues among other topics.

Amy Mueller (Artistic Director) is an award-winning director. Since taking the helm of Playwrights Foundation ten years ago she has transformed the scope of the organization into a year-round center for new plays and playwrights. Recent credits include: ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, One Big Lie by Liz Duffy Adams (dramaturg), Mr. Fujiyama's Electric Beach by Kevin Oakes (dramaturg), and co-creator of The Mandala Olive Project at the Exit Theatre. Director: Voices Under Water by Abi Basch, Between The Eyes by Naomi Wallace and No Good Deed by Mollena Williams. She has directed at Cutting Ball Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Diego Rep, A.C.T. Seattle and Arizona Theatre Company. She is the mother of two beautiful children.

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