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. Jovelyn D. Richards, who joins us to speak about "Tootsie's Juke Joint" (a.k.a. The Mother), is a international solo performance artist, director, independent film maker, and writer. Ms. Richards work has been produced by: Central Eastern University, Afro Solo, National Black Theatre Festival & the Los Angeles Women's Festival. Her body of work she refers to as the :Nappy Headed Love Stories, Black Love & Intimacy
She is a radio host for Pacifica Radio 94.1. Jovelyn holds both an MA & MFA in the humanities. Ms. Richards first indie novel Tulips for Evening was published this fall. A copy of her novel will be auctioned off at her reading of her play October 20th at the Exit Theatre on Eddy Street in San Francisco as a part of The SF Olympians: Week 3: The Cradle, Oct. 19-22.