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"langston hughes" Discussed on WTOP
"Qatar is reportedly buying a minority stake in sports monumental and entertainment. That's the group that owns the Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics. Ted is the leader of that group. Multiple news outlets now report that Qatar Investment Authority is investing more than $4 billion. Monumental, as we mentioned, is controlled by former AOL investor Ted Leonsis accounts the Wizards, the Caps, the Mystics, and Gogo among its holdings. This is a landmark deal. It comes on the heels of the PGA Tour, accepting investment from Saudi Arabia to end its feud with the Upstart Live Golf Tour. Lots of moving parts here in an unprecedented sports development. We'll have more as we go through the day here on WTOP. 404 in other news, 118 percent in the district, 180 percent in Prince George's County, and 84 percent in Montgomery County. That is how much auto thefts are up in those places over the last year, and police are working overtime to try to turn the tide. In Maryland, Assistant Police Chief Nicholas Augustine Montgomery with County Police says teens are the main culprits thanks to TikTok challenges involving Kias and Hyundais. are also There a lot of thefts occurring in our downtown locations such as Wheaton and Silver or Spring. Augustine says a disbanded auto theft unit is now back at the department to tackle the problem. One of the best ways deter to car thieves is to lock your doors. If a person looking to steal a vehicle pulls on the doorknob and sees that it's locked, then move on to the next one most likely. Also, if your car doesn't have a tracker built in, consider adding as one an such Apple AirTag, but never go and try to find the car yourself. Mike Murillo, WTOP News. 405, the Navy's weapons testing in the Potomac River south of the Hairy Nice Bridge has been going on for decades, groups but two say something's missing, a permit to carry out that testing. Dean Nyox the is with Potomac Riverkeeper Network and says watermen in the Potomac River have pulled up projectiles from the Navy's weapons testing along with their harvests of oysters and crabs. The testing's conducted near Dahlgren, Virginia, south of the Hairy Nice Bridge. They've discharged 33 million pounds of ordinances into the Potomac River without any permit, without any limit. Nyox says the federal lawsuit is not asking the Navy to the stop testing, but to get a permit from the EPA, something Nyox says is required. The Clean Water very Act is clear about this, and we feel very good about our chances in the courts. A Navy spokesperson emailed WTOP saying the Navy does not comment on ongoing litigation. Kate Ryan, WTOP at 30 this morning, DC Fire and EMS, they have identified, if they have identified has verified the body, and the name has not yet been released. ...national cemetery overlooking the Potomac and the National Mall. It soon could have a new name. A pair of Virginia lawmakers, Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Don Byer, have introduced a bill to change the name of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee memorial to its original name of just Arlington House. other Several Virginia Democrats, along with DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, have signed as COPE sponsors. The lawmakers say the legislation was originally inspired by the request of descendants of people who were enslaved at Arlington House. Well, just because it's summer doesn't mean your kids should stop reading and writing. School leaders across our area say those young minds need to keep working so they're on track this fall. It's when we notice a gap that happened between the spring right when they leave us in June and in the beginning of the school year. It's called the summer slide and Annandale Terrace Elementary Principal Ingrid Medea says it doesn't take much effort avoid to it. There are things with math that students can be doing all day every day from cooking to going to the dollar store, playing a lot of board games. Amy Monticchio is principal at Langston Hughes Middle in Fairfax County. She recommends reading a lot. Four to six books over the summer will keep a child reading at the level that they were. They advise limiting screen time whenever possible. And after a few episodes, cut the TV. Scott Gelman, WTOP news coming up in money news after traffic and weather. A better get way those to airline meal vouchers. I'm Jeff Glabel. It's 408. Get a Precision AC tune -up for only
"langston hughes" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Now, Anthony blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, has recently been in Vietnam and it's increasingly a nation which Western countries want to whoo. Well recently I was joined in the studio by award winning Vietnamese writer and journalist, new and fanque Mai, and we discussed the Southeast Asian nation standing on the global stage, particularly in light of deep scars left by the Vietnam War. I started by asking Cuomo why the country is so important geopolitically right now. I think the west have under real life the role of Vietnam in the global context, we have a lot to contribute not just politically but also culturally, artistically, so I really hope that international cooperation with Vietnam from many other countries will be strengthened in the years to come. Now you grew up just after the war ended, but the scars of that war are still evident today. Do you think, then, that there is any way that the Vietnamese people would accept any kind of meaningful relationship with America. The relationship between Vietnam and America is really complex in a way that, you know, it's rooted in a painful history that our country's share. We welcome American people who have come to Vietnam as tourists and we welcome American veterans who have returned over the years to help rebuild our country. I have worked with American veterans over the years in their visits to Vietnam to hospitals to schools to form a better field. I have met many American veterans who have come and volunteered at orphanages to help remove unexploded ordinances or work with victims of agent orange, so we valued what that these people have done on the other hand, I also really hope that America would do more to rectify the devastation that was caused during the war. For example, I wrote on a New York Times article about the millions of Vietnamese Lao ocean and cambodians who asked you suffering from the impact of agent orange and you know so far no Vietnamese citizen has been compensated by these chemical companies who reaped large profits from the sales of those chemicals that were used during the war. What is Vietnam's relationship with China? Vietnam's relationship with China has been an interesting journey, you know, China support Vietnam a lot during the Vietnam War, yet in the year 1979 we had a border war against each other that was devastating and still is a sensitive topic to talk about in Vietnam. Only recently that novelist had been in writers have been able to publish the work that they wrote about the real things that happened during that war. But recently Vietnam and China have moved closer together and become friends with each other because the name realizes that we need China in terms of our economic development, Vietnam, exports a lot of products to China. I have a friend who works as a farmer and she sells lychee to China and her income was cut to nearly zero doing the last years because of COVID because they could not export to China anymore because China closed its border. So economically and politically China is very important to Vietnam. Right now we look like we're on the cusp of a very big change in the world, and you have China and Russia, North Korea, and various others, all saying that liberal democracy is not the way to go, that there needs to be a change. Where do you think Vietnam being a communist country? Would sit if the split widened? At the moment, I feel like the current government will go with China because they are really close with each other. I just want to ask you about Kyrgyzstan because you lived there at the moment. Where is that politically right now? Kyrgyzstan is a very close partner with Russia. It's really interesting to live there and see the change of the public opinion when it came to the war in Ukraine because when the war started, many people supported Russia because in our Kyrgyzstan is a somo Soviet country, just like Vietnam. It formerly belonged to the Soviet Union, so the economy is heavily subsidized by Russia and a lot of TV channels are in Russian in Russian is one of the national languages. So it's heavily influenced by Russia so when the war started many of my cookies Friends supported Russia but now the war has gone on for too long so they can see the impact and many of them are supporting Ukraine. They are also supporting Ukraine because many Russians have fled to Kyrgyzstan to try and avoid being dropped into the army. So I have talked to many many Russians who let their home and their jobs to come to Kurdistan because they can live and work in Kyrgyzstan they can open bank accounts in Kyrgyzstan. So we have quite a large population of Russians in Kyrgyzstan at the moment. That was very many thanks to her for joining us and her latest book is dust child. You can hear an in depth interview with her on meet the writers soon. You're listening to the globalist on Monaco radio. And finally, on today's show, let's have a roundup of the latest arts and culture news. Arts journalist Amaro's Abrams is with me in the studio. Good morning to you. Good morning. Let's start off with Isaac Julian and this is a big show that's opening tomorrow at Tate Britain. Yes, this is his big retrospective, his Tate retrospective which opens tomorrow the press few years later today. And for those who don't know, Isaac Julian is a film and installation artist. He works a lot with identity, black identity, and gay identity. And he kind of investigates different periods of time, for instance, there was one work he did which was about kind of skinhead culture. And then he did another famous work looking for Langston, which looks at the life of Langston Hughes, the Harlem renaissance and kind of that relationship between Harlem and Paris, which was really fantastic and yet he's just a wonderful artist so intelligent, so verbose and kind of at the top of his game. Now I know you've interviewed him recently. Yes, yes. He's just such an intelligent man. You know, he's one of these people. You don't really have to do much work as an interviewer. You just kind of ask the question and off he goes. He's incredibly learned and really, really passionate about his subjects. And one of the things that strikes me about him as an artist is just how he manages to pair some very serious issues and very deep issues social and political just with this beauty, his work is just beautiful. It will take you away in the way that you really want art to sometimes, you know? And you recently saw some of that work at the shadow art Biennale. Yes, yes, I went over there for the Biennale there in February. And it was amazing because he had this installation which was a work about Alan loke, the first kind of black road scholar, and it's called once again statues never die and it's an amazing installation because he has these screams very high-tech screen so you can see the work from all sides. So there's multi screens and you can walk among them as if you are walking through a show of sculpture almost. And so you can see the work from all these different angles. It's very beautiful.
"langston hughes" Discussed on The Poetry Magazine Podcast
"Talks about the black American experience and happy two interstitial humor into our lives in order to stay alive. And I think that's just always been like a kind of thing that one has had to do. You have to laugh at some things in order to not just be enraged all the time or like to just lash out. And I find that to be like very specific to black americanness, very specific to the marginalized communities that I have been a part of and that I have loved and I think it's natural. I just actually went to a Q&A with Victoria Chang, not too long ago. And she said something like if you're lucky yourself will you will find yourself on the page or like who you are will translate to the page. And I definitely think like who I am just as a person, I use whom humor. I actually admire comedians because they make such large social commentary. And they make people laugh in the process. Yeah. If you need to know the posts on what's happening, watch some of the comedy, like the stand up that was happening during that time, right? I even think about one thing that I like to do when I'm trying to learn more about an era, right? If I'm trying to learn more about the 1920s, sure, I'm going to read Langston Hughes, but I'm also going to look at what the comic landscape was during that time. We think about textbooks, but I'm like, actually, literature. And comedy. We can just learn a lot there. So I don't know. I am a connoisseur of comedy. I also think that black people are just some of the most funny people. And it's like, because that's how life is. You laugh in the same day that you cry often. In those moments where I've been able to make both of those things exist at the same time, is hopefully me marking myself on the page because I've had to make both of those things exist at the same time, just in my life. So they have to, if I am to be an authentic writer, they have to also happen on the page. So I'm glad that it comes off as humor 'cause sometimes when you write humor down, I'm always worried. Is it actually coming across? Totally. It does. It definitely does. One of the other things I picked up a lot in your poems are and I hear this, even when you're talking about touching the plants in your neighborhood, which I just freaking love, like people should touch the plants in their neighborhood a little bit more, you know? But yeah, there's like these moments of like tending or caretaking, but of the self is how I read a lot of them. And sometimes they take on this speculative quality. So in notes after watching the inauguration, you have this part in an alternate timeline. I was someone with less life taken up by what kills me more sure I had a home. Sure that it was mine and safe to dance in.
"langston hughes" Discussed on The Slowdown
"Know save for the occasional misanthrope. Longs to be connected in some way to a group of friends. A community of like minded people, or chairs, loved ones. Yet, there is still that nagging desire of being different. Your unique self, I often think about poetry's distinct ability to mute what is strangest and highlight more of what we share. These poems of lyric interiority and intensity make us feel seen, even poems written long ago. How is it possible, for example, that Langston Hughes fictional written assignment for a teacher, theme for English B, a poem about racial difference, should echo thoughts I've long held about being an American. A poet I deeply admire, somewhat myth by all the pyrotechnics and the conventionally accepted practices of poetry, which she felt alienated readers, urged poets to defy the space that separates. It is one of my favorite phrases, and a great hope for my own poetry. It is her belief, and my, that literature provides a framework by which to understand each other's experiences, to collapse our psychic and emotional pain, and to amplify our joy. So that we can find strength in our shared struggles and triumphs. In our stories and writing poems about our lives, we provide pathways for others to feel and understand our common journey of breathing together on our shared planet. And then the best case to inhabit our various freedoms. Today's self reflexive poem discusses the power of poetry to clear a space for those who most need to discover themselves. By inhabiting the voice of the poet, an implicit act of reading that takes a leap toward empathy and self regard. Or in persona, by Rena shawi. Fledgling, each time I attempt another body, call it, tired of my own trauma. The writing into and the writing out of. I want to sing a song of escape. Won't emit poetry's formula. Begin with an image. Spiral out. My many mass hang from window latches. Misnomer to call them adornments. Of these works as a whole, I say, fine here, no monetary value. No cultural clout. The papers declare the line break, dead. As I write into death, here is a scythe. And here a tree, and here, me pretending, I am offering opportunities to fill taken. Like one's breath away, or by the experience of, as in, take my piles, reader, my silver cups, my tarnished Bengals. Try to fit them narrow around your wrists.
"langston hughes" Discussed on Revision Path
"But it was Langston Hughes. Yes. Langston Hughes was like selling alcohol. I don't know why that broke my brain for a second because in a way you think of like, oh, Langston Hughes, like Harlem renaissance profound poet, why is he selling alcohol in ebony magazine? Yes. We don't often think of our pioneers as whole. Yeah. Yeah. People who have made mistakes and people who have had different lives and weren't always doing the things that we know that we've focused and categorize them in terms of their professional accomplishments. And it's like you start seeing people are just flawed. Every human being is flawed. We have a complicated relationship with our icons in that we have to place them on a pedestal to basically show ourselves and to show the larger community how great we are. And so we always have to work harder to show these things. And then when you see links and use out of context that it's confusing. Yeah, it did sort of like, it caused me to pause for a minute, not so much the why behind it, but it made me think you know, I don't know, I wouldn't think of him as a spokesperson for an alcohol company. I'm thinking of him as the poet. And not even thinking of like, oh, well, what are the circumstances that brought him to do this? Because I'm not looking at him being in ebony in that way as a negative, but it just surprised me to go through the pages. And I'm like, oh, likes to use a selling gin or it was Jen or something. I don't know, but because I had to pay his bills too. Yeah, exactly, exactly. Homie had to pay his bills. Lots of people did lots of different things to survive. Yeah. What would you say is the most interesting or surprising thing you learned while doing this research? Aside from what you just mentioned, which I said is extremely profound. Oh gosh. I learned so many things. It's hard for me to pull out. If anything, it just kind of broadened my fascination with basically how we think of our cultural figures. You know, I was always back to your point of the kind of artist I was at the beginning of this process that I was looking to render a kind of wholeness of people, like I was just always interested in the emotional language of portraiture and even how we as black people render each other is going through a current renaissance because we have not always. We haven't had the we haven't been given the room and encouragement, frankly. To render ourselves. And so even I knew it was maverick of me to basically not flatten everyone and not render the same style. That would have been easy for me to do. But I knew that that was not the right thing for me to do for this project. I really wanted to make sure that I was showing the complexity of who these people were. And I was also trying to show the humanity. And make that as important as their kind of historical details that I was basically equating the emotional parts with the historical facts.
"langston hughes" Discussed on How to Live A Fantastic Life
"I let them know that it was nothing personal. I was just pursuing my dreams and that was to further help others be in a motivational speaker. That's cool. Now, you also did something different with your life. And that is, at the age of 55, you found the love of your life. Yes, I did. So it's never too late to find love or pursue any dream that you going after. I met my husband after I moved back to Louisiana after living in Michigan for 30 years. We were both volunteering at the church. And he asked someone about me, he asked if I, what type person I was and his brother said, well, I really don't know her. She seemed to be a nice person. And we started talking and as they say, the rest is history. Yeah, that's cool. That's really interesting to see how that can turn about and how that can change as well. I think this is the story of that, you know, if you persist at what you like, if you persist to things, it doesn't matter if it may not come as soon as you want it to, but it certainly comes for those who are persistent. Yes. I always knew that I wanted to be married, and as you stated, it may not have came when I wanted it, but it did come. So what advice do you have for people are who are deferring their life dreams? What do you tell them? About that situation. Well, I think of the point by Langston Hughes, he asked the question what happens when a dream is deferred, does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Well, there's never a perfect time to go after your dreams. You just have to do it. I could have been much further ahead if I decided to resign earlier, but I did not because of fear. So just don't be afraid. You never know what's on the other side of moving on. And you just have to go for it. I think that's important. I think the word fear is an acronym that stands for false expectations appearing real. So we create in our mind fears that really do not exist. We create in our minds the difficulties that are there. Fears are something that we make out of nothing and we make them so big and so crazy. It's not realistic to have those fears and to have those fears in a situation because 95% of what we fear never become true. And the four or 5% do come true, they're not as great as what you think they are. So we blow things out of perspective and make them very difficult. That is true, that is true. So what do you tell your audience about fear? What do you tell your audiences about? Getting on to the next level. I'll give you a story about driving, I didn't start driving until I was in my early 20s. I failed my driver's test twice.
"langston hughes" Discussed on Leadership and Success with Coach BZ
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"langston hughes" Discussed on TV Rewind Podcast
"Following a brief illness subs appeared in all thirteen installments of sherlock through two thousand seventeen series ending the final problem. Her credits also included uk series russell gum brid coverage till death do us part and east enders. I remember her. Quite well from sherlock. She was always there with wisdom taking care of off sherlock's needs and she was a great actress. So what we missed by the bbc community for sure. The next one is mickey. Grant a pioneering black soap and broadway star died on august twenty second at the age of eighty the actress memorably starred in another world as peggy nolan. Grant made her debut on the great white way in the nineteen sixty three production of tambourines to glory by langston hughes and the nineteen seventies grant wrote and starred in. Don't bother me. I can't cope a musical revue that received four tony nominations. She also became the first woman to write the music and lyrics to broadway musical by that time. She made history in another world playing attorney. Peggy and there was a book by ellen. Holly who is on one life to let once said that peggy was originally written as a white character. Once grant was cast. She became the first black contract player in daytime television. History grande start another world from nineteen sixty five nineteen seventy-two during which time peggy was involved. In what is credited as the first regular daytime storyline specifically pen for a black actress. Grant also appeared on the edge of night all my children and guiding light. Her work garnered her obi and double. Acp image and grammy awards. Sata's mickey grant. The next one is ballroom. Dancer sergei owner who competed in season. Eleven of so you think you can dance has died at the age of thirty three or in ukraine who moved to the united states along with his family at the age of three own. Eq became a champion ballroom. Dancer and went onto audition for season. Eleven of the fox. Summer dancing competition. So you think you can dance. Which aired in twenty fourteen own eq made it to the top twenty live performance portion of the season ultimately getting eliminated in week four. The results shows he also made appearances on dancing. With the stars. Jane the virgin marvel's agent carter bones and this year is in the heights he served as a dance choreographer as well and appeared alongside. Tv veteran kersee allen on her two thousand twelve web series. One hundred days of dance says ballroom. Dancer sergei owning the other one. The next one is another well-known soap actor. Michael nater best known for playing dex dexter on the original dynasty and dmitry merrick on all my children died on august twenty fifth at the age of seventy six. They actor passed away in his northern california home with lister and hit their rescue dogs storm by his side. His cause of death was an untreatable. Form of cancer. Nature during the dynasty cast in nineteen eighty-three. Vn episode of properly called decks. His character would go on to have them memorable love. Affair with alexis cured and played by joan collins. Along with several other notable female characters here remained with the senator until its nineteen eighty-nine series. Finale nature also played a ladies man on all my children which he joined in nineteen ninety-one during his initial ten year run nader's character romanced some of pine valley's finest including erica kane played by susan lucci. Though nader left the show in two thousand one he briefly returned in twenty thirteen during. The show's short-lived run on prospect park's online network the actors additional tv credits included roles on s- cold case law and order svu the original flash magnum pi and gidget. That is michael neater. I definitely remember him quite well. From all my children there was a huge fan of that show and i. That was my first soap. That i started watching in ninety six. I think that's when i started. And he was on there and had quite a few love affairs and now the sad thing is that now. Michael nader has passed away and the actor who played and men grey also passed away Last year i think so. Now that you merrick brothers have both passed away from all my children very well known actor and will be greatly missed. The next one is greg leaks who appeared alongside his wife. Nannie leaks on bravo's the real housewives. Atlanta has died at the age of sixty six gregory's a familiar face to real housewives of atlanta fans appearing on camera with his wife nayna consistently since the reality series debuted on bravo in two thousand eight quickly. Shot to fame. As atlanta's breakout star and her home life and marital issues with gregg became a hot topic on the show they separated in two thousand ten and later divorced but they reunited and remarried in two thousand thirteen with their wedding airing as a tv special on bravo and revealed that greg had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in two thousand thirteen and his cancer battle was chronicled on the show. Nayna officially left atlanta last year ahead of season. Thirteen said his greg leaks husband of nine. The next one is very notable person the today show willard. Scott a veteran weatherman who spent sixty five years at nbc and thirty five as a today show regular has passed away at the age of eighty seven. The news is confirmed on. The show's official instagram page. And it was also noted that scott created and portrayed the original ronald not ronald mcdonald in this obituary. Tv vet made his broadway his broadcast debut in nineteen fifty five via the daytime variety..
"langston hughes" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"I'm glad I got a chance to watch him play and learn from him, you know, about social activism. He was awesome in that sense, Bill introduced me to Jackie Robinson. He really showed all of us how to deal with confronting the situations that we have to deal with as black Americans. Not to deal with it with anger but you know methodically go about trying to make lives. Better wage was awesome in that way. Jamaal Wilkes. The silky man. If you want to help out there shooting those long-range jumpers. He thought he was right there for us and help us win a couple of championships, always appreciate that. Barack Obama. Barack Obama will be an inspiration for Americans of all Stripes but especially for Black America. He has shown our nation off what our best qualities are. And you know, I think it's Langston Hughes Why someone who was divorced of the home run. So so, you know, a poet and social activist, he really helped give the civil rights movement of voice. Last but not least, Larry Bird Barber or arch enemy and great athlete and leader of the Celtics. And as much as I enjoyed reading the Celtics, I got that much respect for Larry. He was a glass set. Can't you know what? It's been a joy and I wouldn't really do want to thank you for carving out a little bit of your time. Spent with Showtime with Coupe any lasting words you have to say Hey, Google Chrome. You gotta set up to the law, you know, one more time, and love your green screen back there. Cap, you talk about going back to school..
"langston hughes" Discussed on KQED Radio
"When I needed it and thousands more. And you tell that story so beautifully in the book about becoming a citizen in 2018, But you also tweeted a photo I recall after you became a citizen. A lot of people said you Congratulations, notes. You noted in the book to that, some noted, We're so glad you're an American citizen. Thank you for taking the legal pathway as it were, as you note in the book, though. You came here in 1993. And you overstated tourist visa and then went on to become a citizen, And I wonder how you process that sort of reaction you got in becoming a citizen in pursuing American citizenship. As opposed to the ones other people get. I grew up as a kid with the Statue of Liberty in the Manhattan skyline painted on my bedroom wall, dreamy of living here and ended up making that absolutely true, And it was the greatest moment of my life to become an American to swear the oath of allegiance to this country. My whole life has been based around the notion of the American dream, the one to have as a child who had not set foot in the country. It was rich. It was deep. It was built on a perception. Very different to the American reality. And I'm like I still love the American idea. More than ever. Now I am here now I vote now I have more American kid. But the epigraph of my book is how I square the circle. It's the words of Langston Hughes, the great poet who wrote, Let America be America again. The land that never has been yet and yet must be Roger. I have to ask you spent much of your childhood mass consuming every bit of America you could. Now millions of Americans know you as their gateway to one of England's chief exports. Professional soccer. Is there a little bit of irony? There is that a full circle moment What's going on? I love two things in my life. I love football and from Liverpool. It's like high school basketball in Indiana or high school football in Texas. It's how we understand the world. And I also love America to say it's the joy of my life to have seen the sport I love when I came here and on our show. We joke Soccer America's sport of the future as it has been since 1972. But the game now are women are world champions. And I'll just say Oh, men, they're almost half as good as our women there which may be good enough to make a lot of noise at the next World Cup. So that future thank God is now that is Roger Bennett, host of the men in Blazers show and author of the new book, Re born in the USA and Englishman's Love Letter to his Chosen home. Roger. Always good to talk to you. Happy Independence Day to everyone. Judy redress in particular. And we appreciate that. Roger Bennett. Thank you. Love hearing from you. In a time of much reckoning over American history, there are questions raised a new about what a monument is and whom should be honored. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores that and what's called augmented reality. Jeffrey Brown has a look for our arts and culture series canvas. Life in Los Angeles is MacArthur Park, but not as you've ever seen it. This is a digital tribute to the workers who have lined the streets of this immigrant neighborhood for decades. And other worldly portal between past present and future worlds, exploring the continuing presence of an indigenous people native to L. A in a new exhibit monumental Perspectives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or LACMA. Five artists were tasked with re imagining monuments through new technology augmented reality, an interactive experience that overlays digital information with the real physical world. I had to learn all these terms because I wasn't familiar. With all these terms. I had to learn how to navigate Snapchat. You got to capture the snap code. Then you can start using vendors present to one of the five is Los Angeles based artist Ruben Ochoa, whose piece vendor door is present pays homage to street vendors, many of whom are working class immigrants from Mexico and Central America, essentially Like a magical realism. Um, musical lands up. Vandewalle is falling and floating down a lot that was flying around to validate a card. Approaching you and let us popping up to, um, tiring bucket A flores spouting out, um, flower petals. The technology was new for Ochoa, but he comes from a family of street vendors. So his monument was personal and political. For me. It was like How do I address what's happening presently in LA what I've seen around me What's occurring, You know, I talked about my roots of my family, The informal economy and street bending, um How do we pay tribute to.
"langston hughes" Discussed on Overdue
"It's multicultural so american literature should probably reflect that so he goes on to recommend. You could also read some relevant langston hughes or richard right. If your goal is to expose folks to twain in high school maybe you could just read the jumping frog story and then move on. If you want to talk about you know the narratives and books that center enslaved people. There are plenty of a slave narrative books that you could read. There's a pretty decorated twain. Scholar joscelyn chadwick who the gym dilemma. And there's an article in interview with her. I found in two thousand in the year. Two thousand where she suggests. You should totally read this book. But you got to be prepared to back it up and you could also read a book called yola roy. By francis harper. I was published in eighteen ninety two. It's one of the first novels by a black woman. United states and it also depicts. Slavery focuses on a black family. But that depiction. It's still challenging. So you gotta be ready for it but i. I don't know we were joking before. We started recording. That like we're going to come out of the spot like we will have the take that saves we're gonna figure it out. I don't think that we have to break it to you andhra. Don't think that we will. I think the thing that you'd said about like you can discuss the issues that this book is bringing up without actually teaching this book. If you yeah. If you'd rather avoid the like i think it is as to adults discussing the book. I think it is i. I prefer to have it with as originally presented and then evaluate it within the context of its time and with the you know the the critical or body of of work that has arisen around it like i value that stuff and i think it is more interesting for our literature podcasts to discuss the book in that context. But if you're in high school in you're trying to teach stuff like yeah you could just. You could talk about this without reading it. You could do something else like there. There are other options that are available. Yeah you could. What you probably shouldn't do is watch the nineteen fifty five. Cbs tv adaptation of this book. That come wheatley sounds roughing away completely removed jam as a character less. Ko with the issue at sure. Okay sure he's like the the sal you know the with the whatever. The word is for your secondary yet like your doer. d- do do attack. Your you know the one. Do your do agonised your dignity. Yes yeah or you could watch the nineteen seventy-five abc version. That has ron howard. I don't think that they cut him.
"langston hughes" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast
"Yeah. I heard that that came up with a couple years ago because he was joking about using spanish fly or something like that like that's what people are talking about opera and i think that's how it came up against city. I had spanish. I took spanish fly all myself senior. This i thought was a funny story. Quality control rapper. Metro mars was arrested after showering his graduation class with ten thousand dollars. Atlanta rapper metro mars twenty twenty one high school. Graduation will be one that students at langston hughes high school in fairburn georgia surely won't forget the quality music signing was recently arrested outside of the ceremony last friday after he decided to throw ten thousand dollars in cash into the crowd of his fellow graduates. the clip of him throwing money into the graduating class. Viral students went wild. Of course at the idea of diplomas of free money however faculty and staff were not pleased. Police officers later apprehended The by felicia and took him outside in various video circling. The internet folks could be heard cheering eighteen year old. And telling him we got your back. His management team who introduced themselves on the rappers. Instagram page uploaded a clip of the rapper. And what he was doing fans on social media also reacted to the news with with many slamming the school for arresting the young black artists including one twitter user. Who row black people go through the most unnecessary be as They also added. You're telling me metro. Mars was arrested for throwing ten. Kate's his classmates. But y'all can't even arrest and indict racist cops who killed black people So Others criticizes behavior and accused of stealing the spotlight. He spent a few hours at a nearby prince before being hit with a fine and later released He basically said he just wanted to do something fun because he knew that most of his classmates they hadn't been together and he actually you know had been able to be in school and he had just got signed and this was the first time that he was seeing. Everybody wanted to celebrate. Knew he was part. Was he part of that class. Yeah class he's actually part of the class but right now as star yeah and he said that he also waited until everybody had gotten their diplomas and gotten off the stage and everybody's name was called and he wanted to do after as like you know to celebrate with. They've been through. They arrested him for trying to incite a riot. Because first of all the authorities don't like black people being what townhouses fairburn georgia fairburn georgia again. That's a third world country blackpool's keep moving to georgia. 'cause you're looking crazy right now. I know you're you're pissed off about stacey. Abrams and then went and changed the voting rights in the state of georgia. Okay because you're mad. You actually was more mad that stacey abrams was at the o. J. verdict at the oj. A verdict from back in the day. Now listen to this you coming down on black folks like this. Of course what he did he should have never did that. Yes of course he had a dabble a moment of narcissism and of course yes he still ten thousand thousand ceremony but to incite a riot wasn't doing that. He knew these kids right. he have. Did it different cine. He could wait an apart- gave everybody on at all. It's not going to go viral because we won't mind the culture he's seventeen got twenty thousand dollars and as i believe get it but he did it in a different way. Bologna's live in the babylonians in the state of georgia. Wrong for arrested. I was doing people records. You just can't let us black folks live. That's the way we gonna give him. A warning of public disrupting. What is that one that they give. People disrupting public ordinances. You can get a gable contest. A little warning. He said graduating. I heard half. You teaches wind up there and started running money. So stop yourself. What happened in the money with wisdom money. Where's the money i say. Thank you so much. We appreciate the time to go This study will be the more we have. We might start the weekend off today. And then we'd be back monday but we'll let you know okay so quick Scores cine nba playoffs last night. Harvey's house sports. The utah jazz defeated the memphis grizzlies. One forty one hundred twenty nine also the philadelphia. Seventy sixers defeated the washington wizards one twenty two one to one. Twenty two ninety five and at the end of the game russell westbrook's in j. the superstar He plays for the wizards so at the last one last place at the game. He twisted his ankle right so he's walking through the tunnel. He's just leave he they lose them. Twenty games twenty points. He walked through the tunnel. You know you got the tornado. Well one of the audience members stands through popcorn on his head. Why would they him defensive philadelphia. They any now remember he. He's he's twisted ankle. Ankarlo bit but when at popcorn hit his head he lost his mind. Four or five guys have to restrain him because he wanna know who threw the popcorn on. No when through the everybody dropped. The dime on the do joe is. This went did cine. He is banned from philadelphia. Seventy six games done while russell westbrook plays for this. He plays puerto wizards. were visiting. okay the game with philadelphia. So now he's gonna start going to wizards games the popcorn. And you don't think that you're going to get banned from ever coming to the stadium again. You're freaking idiot fan. You dumb was going to happen in or popcorn. Was the big movie poblano city. You see him doing this on camera. He's on camera. I don't get how cornel west russell westbrook what what he should do is make it an nf and sell it But also how do they ban people from games. Because you don't have a name on a ticket. So how do they know if you've ever come to you right. That's true but for that guy he's hand forever for a game that's crazy. Well i guess city before we leave the new york knicks. Well we played a helter skelter game last night. We finally we blew. We won that game against the atlanta. Hawks they are the scores one. Oh one to name they. Didn't they play the celtics play the The atlanta hawks last night won the game But the hawks forty oh they are explosive team. They got this kid named young on the team. Little guy guy scores like thirty points a game is that the one. That's called ice. What they call them. But he was unstoppable. Last night there was something they were talking by so that sports from and then tonight cine jammed..
"langston hughes" Discussed on KQED Radio
"By James Baldwin. We've been talking about writing for the last two days, which is a very reckless thing to do. So that I shall be absolutely reckless tonight and pretend that I'm writing a novel in your presence. Going to ramble on a little tonight about my own past. Not as though he were my own past exactly. But as a subject for fiction. I'm doing this in a kind of halting attempt to relate the terms of my experience to yours and to find out what specific principle if any. Unites us in spite of all the obvious disparities, some of which is superficial and some of which are profound and most of which are entirely misunderstood. We'll come back to that. In any case, this misunderstanding. I mean in a minute, but I want to warn you that I'm not pretending to be unbiased. I'm certain There is something which unites all the Americans in this room. Though I can't say what it is, but if I were to meet any one of you in some other country England, Italy, France or Spain It would be at once apparent to everybody else, though it might not be to us that we had something in common, which scarcely any other people or no other people could really share. Let's pretend that I want to write a novel concerning the people or some of the people with whom I grew up. And since we're only playing, let's pretend it's a very long novel. I want to follow a group of lives almost from the time they open their eyes on the world until some point of resolution say. Marriage or childbirth or death, and I want to impose myself on these people as little as possible. That means that Do not want to tell them or the reader what principal their lives illustrate or what principle is activating their lives. But by examining their lives, I hope to be able to make them conveyed to me and to the reader what their lives mean. Now I know that this is altogether impossible. I mean that I know that my people are controlled by my point of view, and that by the time I begin the novel, I have some idea of what I want the novel to do what to say or to be, but just the same. Whatever my point of view is Whatever my intentions, because I am an American writer. My subject and my material inevitably has to be a handful of incoherent people in an incoherent country. And I don't mean incoherent in any light sense and later on, we'll talk about what I mean when I use that word. Well, who are these people fill my past and seemed to clamor to be expressed. Was born on a very wide avenue in Harlem, and in those days that part of town was called the Hollow. And now it's called Junkies Hollow. The time was the 19 twenties. As I was coming into the world, there was something going on called the Negro Renaissance. And the most distinguished survivor of that time is Mr Langston Hughes. This Negro Renaissance is an elegant term, which means that white people had then discovered that Negroes could act on right. As well. A sing and dance and this renaissance was not destined to last very long, very shortly, there was to be a depression. The artistic Negro or the Noble Savage was to give way to the militant or the new Negro. And I want to point out something in passing, which I think is worth our time to look at. Which is this. This country's image of the Negro, which hasn't very much to do with the Negro. Has never failed to reflect with a kind of frightening accuracy, the state of mind of the country. This was the Jazz age. You will remember. It was the epoch of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Josephine Baker, just going to friend's. Mussolini had just come to power in Italy. There was a peculiar man in Germany. It was plotting and writing. And the Lord knows with the moon was mother was thinking and all of these things and a million more, which are now known to the novelist, but not to his people are to have a terrible effect on their lives. There's a figure I carry my mind's eye to this day, and I don't know why he can't really be the first person I remember. But he seems to be apart from my mother and father. And this is a man about as old perhaps as I am now. Who's coming up our street. Very drunk, falling down drunk, and it must have been a Saturday now sitting in the window. It must have been went to because I remember he had a black overcoat on because his overcoat was open. And he stumbling pass some of those high iron railings with spikes on top, and he's he falls, and he bumped his head against one of those railings and blood comes down his face and their kids behind him, and they're tormenting him and laughing at him. And that's all I remember. And I don't know why. But I only throw a man to dramatize this fact. That, however solemn we writers or myself. I They sometimes sound or how pontifical I may sometimes seem to be on that level from which any genuine work of imagination springs I'm really and we all are absolutely Helpless and ignorant. But this figure is important because he's going to appear in my novel. He can't be kept out of it. He occupies two larger place in my imagination. And then, of course, I.
"langston hughes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Groups. In groups sanction processes that have the effect of excluding out groups. So you know, having high stakes tests for the best on most prized high schools in New York City, the people who know about those tests and prepare for them forever and have the money to get tutors for them. You know they sanction that is merit. And people who are don't have resource is or aren't in the know about them are excluded. That's just one example. But, you know, I'm not here to promote a book in that book won't come out till next September, though, so Well, I just think it's an interesting idea, particularly in this conversation. You know, because it feels like one of the challenges right is getting people to understand that if New rights for somebody else doesn't mean less for me s O getting white people specifically to understand that and I wonder about what you think. The Biden administration, either in policy are but also in this sort of messaging and in this, using the bully pulpit needs to do to move to challenge that thought process. Well, yeah, you've hit the nail on the head, right? And post Civil Rights America. We had Five decades of dog whistling where Democrats and Republicans did it, but the Republicans party realigned the south from from the Democrats to the Republicans. On a lot of messaging that stoked fear and resentment about people who were allegedly getting ahead of them, right, you know? Starting well, I don't want to get into the long history. But you know Reagan's welfare, creating Cedric Cedric and you know the refreshing thing. If you look at the coalition that Biden has built the coalition that the in Georgia The new Democratic senators from Georgia heavily on the work of Stacey Abrams and many many women, black women in particular. They are built. They have built what I help referred to by political scientists, as in Cendant coalitions critical mass of whites who like diversity, or at least open to it. Don't fear it and want to be part of a coalition with people of color. Pursue Seigner inclusive prom, Uh, policies that bring all people along the opposite of opportunity. Hoarding, right? Um And you know there there are not all white people are the same, you know, and I use the term culturally dextrous right. Some people are more dextrous. Another one's cultural dexterity at bottom. It's The ability to accept the loss of centrality of whiteness in politics and culture, you know, in demographics without fear, right and even potentially seeing the assets of that potentially loving Cross lines right? And I think that there is a growing swath of cultural dextrous white who's open to this new and diverse America. And, uh, by has done a wonderful job of speaking, uh to those folks. Well, and part of that, speaking to those folks might be his unity message that has been such a central part of his political life. Certainly this campaign and certainly his inauguration, but that also for some folks in the racial justice, space and black people in general and those of us who feel like we were harmed in some way by the trump era and the centrality of white supremacy in it. Hear that and also think. Oh, goodness. You know, you're telling me we got a unify with people who with insurrectionists. How does that part of his message fit into this project? Well, I think a lot of voters of all colors were pragmatic in in in voting for Biden. Frankly, living under Trump is president was just exhausting. Exhausting for everyone exhausting a dangerous, right, eh? So I think there are a lot of people who particularly very left, leading progressives of color and black people who buy What was not their first candidate, right? But they were willing to sell, you know, give him a chance. And you know, a lot of people just wanted to get trump out and begin something different now that that that's like is gonna hold him accountable, You know, he spoke of racial justice and racial equity. Hey, beautifully invoked the language of Langston Hughes and MLK and saying, you know, That the dream of justice will no longer be deferred and they'll try to hold him accountable. But I think it was a pragmatic decision, and I think a lot of people Appreciated that Biden could bring some white independent independence and white working class people to the fold. You know, it's a big tent. What? In our last last bit here? What do you What is that accountability gonna look like you think we have such a groundswell of activism and particular around racial justice over the past year? Where does that energy go now? Yeah, well, it Zhar to say, I mean, you know one thing that's nice is we have accountability built into the system in terms of the plethora of people of color, who are Represented who who served in Congress. You know Jim Clyburn, who saved Biden's in many ways, you know is going to hold him accountable, right people e think Kamila Harris and Susan Rice and this, You know, wonderful lead, diverse cabinet. Um, you know these folks, he's nominated the most diverse cabinet in American history. Half of them are people of color, right? Um, so there's representation built into the system built into Congress. But then you know, I encourage people who are Um, who are skeptical about Biden or who want to see him deliver just to keep up the pressure in terms of all of the ways that people do you know whether it's whether it's uh, calling up your congressman or holding press conferences or, you know, using Twitter. Using voice. We'll have to stop there. Cheryl Kachin is professor at Georgetown University and contributing editor to Political magazine. Thanks for joining us, Cheryl Thanks for having me everyone. Thanks so much for being with us this week.
"langston hughes" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Here to promote a book and that book won't come out till september though so well. I just think it's an interesting idea particularly in this conversation. You know because it feels like one of the challenges right is getting people to understand that if new rights for somebody else doesn't mean less for me So getting white people specifically to understand that. And i wonder about what you think. The biden administration either in policy are but also in this sort of messaging in this using the bully. Pulpit needs to do to to move to challenge that thought process. Well yeah you hit the nail on the head right. Post civil rights america We had five decades a dog whistling where an democrats and republicans did it but the republicans party Realign the south from from the democrats to the republicans on a lot of messaging that stoked fear and resentment about people who were allegedly. Getting ahead of them right. You know Starting while i don't to get into the long history. But you know reagan's welfare cream etc and you know the the refreshing thing if you look at the coalition that biden has built the coalition that the In in georgia The new democratic senators from georgia and heavily on the work of stacey. Abrams and many many women black women in particular they are built. They have built. a is referred to by political scientists as cendant coalitions critical mass of whites who liked diversity or at least open to it. Don't fear it and want to be part of a coalition with a people of color to pursue saner inclusive A policies that. Bring all people along the opposite of hoarding right And you know there. There are not all white people are the same you know. And i use the term culturally dexterous rate. People are more dexterous than others cultural dexterity at bottom. It's the ability to accept the loss of centrality of whiteness in in culture. You know in demographics Without fear right and even potentially seeing the assets of the Intentionally loving across lines. Right and i think that there is a growing swath of Dexterous white who's open to This new and diverse america and By has done a wonderful job of of speaking To those folks well and part of that speaking to those folks might be his unity message that has been such a central part of his political life. Certainly this campaign and certainly His inauguration but that also for some folks in the racial justice space and black people in june one. Those of us who feel like we were harmed in some way by The trump era and the centrality of white supremacy in it here that and also think goodness telling we gotta unify with people who with insurrectionist. How does that part of his message fit into this project. Well i think a lot of voters of all colors were pragmatic in in voting for biden. Frankly living trump is president was just exhausting. Sauce thing for everyone exhausting dangerous right. So i think there's a lot of people who particularly very left leaning progressive colored people who buy what was not their first candidate right but they were willing to say you know. Give him a chance. And you know we'll just wanted to get out and begin something different now that that that is going to hold him accountable. He spoke of racial justice and racial equity He beautifully invoked the language of Langston hughes and mlk and you know the the dream of dress this will no longer be deferred And they'll try to hold him accountable. But i think it was a pragmatic decision and an end. I think a lot of people appreciated that biden could bring some white independence independence in white working class people to the fold. It's a big tent. What in our last last bit here. What do you. What does that accountability gonna look like. You think we have such a groundswell of activism in particularly around racial justice over the past year. Where does that energy go now. Well it's it's hard to say one thing that's nice is. We have accountability built into the system in terms of the the plethora of of people of color who are represented who who serve in congress. You know jim clyburn. Who saved biden's in many ways you know is going to hold him accountable People i think kamla harrison susan rice and this wonderful Lead diverse cabinet. These folks He's he's nominated the most diverse cabinet in american history. Half of them are people of color. Right so there's representation built into the system built into congress but then you know i encourage people who are Who who are skeptical about biden. Or who want to see him deliver just to keep up the pressure in terms of of all the ways that people do you know whether it's whether it's Calling up your congressman or holding press conferences or using twitter using voice will have to stop their cheryl. Cashin is professor at georgetown university and contributing editor to politico.
"langston hughes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In America. It's from the number two man at the FBI, and we have to use every resource at our disposal. To destroy him. MLK. FBI enhances this very specific material with vivid examples of the way these FBI missions were sewn into the popular culture more on that in a minute. The older documentary came a filmed record from Montgomery to Memphis, released in 1970 is fascinating in other ways made with the directorial participation were told of Sidney Lumet's and Joseph L. Mankowitz. And many film editors. It's a stunning compilation film marches, struggles, meetings songs like this one with Mahalia Jackson, along with days and weeks of months in the life of Dr King. And in the spirit of the time, not only the political spirit but the filmmaking style of that moment, the film has no commentary. We're talking heads. There are brief staged moments with celebrities who recite the words of Langston Hughes or Dick Gregory or hear Belafonte reading some words of Ralph Ellison. Master doesn't make many like that, because that kind of man is dangerous to the sloppy ways of the world. The kind of man who loves truth even more than he loves his life or his wife or his Children. King,.
Storytellers: Lorraine Hansberry
"Today's storyteller was a playwright and activist. Who stories centered. African american working class families despite tragically short career. She became the first black woman to have a play produced on broadway half a century later her work remains one of the most celebrated snapshots of black struggles and black joy. Here's the story of lorraine hands berry lorraine hands berry was born on may nineteenth nineteen thirty on the south side of chicago. Her father carl. Augustus was a prominent figure. Within the city's black community having founded one of the first african american banks growing up lorraine and her three older siblings played host to a number of famous people including langston hughes. Wabc boys duke ellington and olympic gold. Medalist jesse owens. Despite their middle class status and cultural connections the hands berries were still subject to chicago's deeply ingrained. Housing segregation agreements known as restrictive covenants were widespread throughout the city. White property owners could collectively agree not to sell to african americans. This practice created a ghetto known as the black belt which ran through the south side when lorraine was eight years old. Her father secretly bought a home. In one of the so-called restricted heads in nineteen thirty seven when the family moved in a white mob attacked a brick was thrown through the window narrowly missing lorraine the local homeowners association filed an injunction for the hands berries to vacate lorraine her siblings were chased spat and beaten during their walks to and from school the supreme court of illinois doubled down on the legality of the restrictive covenant. And the hands. Berries were forced out of their home eventually the. Us supreme court overruled this ruling on a technicality. Thirty blocks subsequently opened up to black families across the south side while this ruling and the hands fight did not outlaw restrictive covenants. It did signal. The beginning of the end for the practice lorraine attended. Chicago's englewood high school where she became interested in theatre. She initially attended the university of wisconsin. Where she cut her teeth with the communist party but left after two years in one thousand nine hundred fifty lorraine moved to new york to be a writer by nineteen fifty one lorraine had found a home in harlem and began socializing with many of the great thinkers who had once visited her family back in chicago. She started writing for paul robeson freedom a progressive newspaper at a protest against racial discrimination at new york university lorraine met robert number off a jewish writer. They married at her family home in chicago. In nineteen fifty three in nineteen. Six robert co wrote the hit song. Cindy oh cindy it's prophets allowed lorraine to stop working to focus on writing. She began developing a play that she initially called. The crystal stair langston hughes poem mother to son she would later changed the name to a raisin in the sun. This too was from a langston hughes poem called harlem. What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or faster like a sore and then run a raisin in the sun centers on a black working class family in chicago south side as they try to improve their financial situation. The patriarch of the family has died and a ten thousand dollar insurance payout is imminent they the money to buy a house in the cheaper all white neighborhood nearby to they use it to invest in a liquor store and education lorraine based many of the characters on the families who rented from her father and with whom she attended high school the cast safer one character was entirely black lorraine was in her twenties and the play itself dealt with racism life in chicago's black belt and the pain of assimilation into white culture topics that were considered risky for the predominantly white theater. Going crowd it took over a year to raise enough money to put the play up. When it debuted in nineteen fifty-nine a raisin in the sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on broadway and the first to be led by an african american director lorraine was twenty nine years old. The play was an almost instant. Hit the new york drama critics circle named it. The best play of the year just five months after its broadway debut arisen in the son of in london's west end in nineteen sixty one. A film starring much of the original cast was released and several of the actors received golden globe. Nominations perhaps the most important element of the play success was that entailing box stories. Lorraine also make theater accessible and previously unimaginable ways as the writer. James baldwin noted. I had never in my life seen so many black people in the theater and the reason was that never before in the entire history of the american theatre had so much of the truth of black people's lives and seen on the stage. Black people had ignored the theatre because the theatre had always ignored them lorraine would go on to finish in stage. Just one other. Play the sign in sidney bruce. Deans window about a jewish intellectual the play which explored themes of homosexuality and the bohemian lifestyle. Debuted to mixed reviews in nineteen sixty four. It ran for just over one hundred performances closing on january twelfth. Nineteen sixty five. That's same day. Lorraine hanbury died of pancreatic cancer. She was thirty four years old. After lorraine's death. Her ex husband robert had several of her plays produced posthumously to be young gifted and black became an autobiographical work. Drawing on lorraine's letters interviews and journal entries the title came from a nineteen sixty four speech of lorraine's when she spoke to the winners of a united negro fund writing competition. She said speech though. It be thrilling marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times it is doubly so w dynamic to be young gifted and black
"langston hughes" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
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Boston's Black Nativity Celebrates 50 Years
"Black nativity is celebrating fifty years in boston. This weekend written by langston hughes. It's a gospel song. Play that re imagines the story of the nativity by placing it in an early twentieth century. Black neighborhood so he's talking about the in like the hotel and the he has characters who talking behind the back of the management about how cruel they were to turn away a woman who was about to have her child. The boston show is the longest running production of black nativity. In the united states and edmund buried gaither says this year they were planning a season long celebration gaithersburg involved in every productions since one thousand nine hundred seventy and is now in charge is the director of the national center for afro american artists. We would be getting and congratulating each other. It's the context of the virus. Most of that has just disappeared and we have had to think about how to reinvent ourselves. Based on what's possible gaither says the celebration will instead be a virtual gala saturday night celebrating joy love and hope it will pay tribute to the productions legacy and chart the next fifty years we have over a long history faced a lot of difficulties and we are still here so we are our president evidence of survival so let us draw on the strength that has seen as through previous stresses to give us the hope in courage to get through this one and let black nativity be part of what sustains.
The Harlem Globetrotters
"The Savoie ballroom was a jewel of jazz age. Chicago theatre opened in the nineteen twenties just before people in the United States were hit by the Great Depression which left many Americans poor and hungry throughout the difficult time. The Savoie was a place to find joy on the south side of Chicago. The building was regularly filled with residents from the largely African American neighborhood. Who gathered to dance to some of the biggest stars of the day count basie Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong? Were just a few of the people who banged out. Tunes as people jibed across the giant DANCEFLOOR. Dancefloor was so big that it actually doubled as a basketball court for the Savoy. Big Five in the late. Nineteen twenty s the five-man team hosted games to fill the slow nights in the ballroom. A young man in cab. Calloway would sometimes seeing during halftime but back then basketball wasn't very popular people cared about contests like horse racing and boxing baseball. Not The five on five game that depended on getting a ball through a hoop. It was a long way from the sport. We know much slower and much lower scoring than today. This team from Chicago would eventually work to change that. But they're Savoie audience could never have guessed how at some point. There was a dispute among the players of the Savoie five and they broke up. Three of them led by Tommy. Brooklyn's start a new team and rename themselves. The globetrotters it was an era of barnstorming. And when not at the Savoy they set out from Chicago to tour the Mid West region of America there were no organized leagues of teams and players in the Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Instead semi professional teams would travel from town to town and earn money playing teams from whatever town they were in sometimes. Businesses might have a team of employees so a barnstorming team like the globetrotters might play against some guys who had spent the whole day assembling cars canning vegetables or even driving taxi caps. Other Times barnstorming might play a team made up of members of a religious group. The House of David. Those guys never shaved so they played basketball with beards down to their bellies. Making James Harden's beard look like a five o'clock shadow soon. A young Jewish immigrant named Abe Sapper. Steam entered the picture with the globetrotters. Abe was a terrible basketball player but his other skills were valuable. He knew a lot of people who did bookings and many of these towns and more importantly he had a car these five teammates and their manager. Abe would pile into his model t like sardines attend camp and hit those cold slick winter roads. It was the nineteen twenties and they understood that random people in random midwest towns might be surprised to find that all five members of the team coming to play their local guys were African Americans. There were very few professional sports comprised of African Americans at this point so they decided to alter their name to help people know what to expect at the time. The most notable and best all black basketball team was known as the Harlem rent which was short for the Harlem Renaissance in the Nineteen Twenties and early thirties. The New York neighborhood of Harlem was an epicenter of black culture and it was a time referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. People knew about these incredible artists and musicians. Who lived there along with the writers like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston so the globetrotters who were very much from Chicago? Ask themselves how do we make ourselves sound dignified worldly and clearly a team of African Americans the Harlem Globetrotters? Will it matter that? We're not from Harlem that we've never tried it around the globe new super nope cool. Let's pile into a small unheeded car and go beat some people in basketball and they did just that it was remarkable. How good they are. They beat nearly every team from Wisconsin. Illinois Iowa anywhere else they went then they pile back into the car and head on down the road to the next game throughout the nineteen thirties. The team built up quite a reputation. They might have been the best basketball team in the world. No one agrees on how the famous tricks came into the game. A popular explanation is that they'd slip into the fun and flashy dribbles and drives after they safely put plenty of points on the board against their opponent. This did several things one it entertain the audience. Once the actual threat of competition was gone. No one wants to watch a blowout so a fun. Show of tricks kept the locals entertained but also no one wants to watch their local fellas get trounced a group from the city coming in and wiping the home team can really anger a local audience and the Harlem globetrotters new. This trick plays would thrill any crowd and win them over. The focus slowly became not about the final score but about how much fun it was to watch these incredible athletes and their astonishing an often humorous approach to the game. I we win. And then we cloud Abe Saperstein once said now most people agree that the real clowning didn't start until a man named goose. Tatum joined the team. Goose was an incredible athlete. Who could put the basket ball through the hoop with ease? But he also had a keen eye for comedy he found inspiration and funny movies and carefully watched the acts of clowns and other entertainers his favorite gags would show up on the basketball court. Sometimes goose would tiptoe over and pretend to spy on the opposing team's huddle all while making sure the audience in on the joke other times he'd hand the refs at trick ball after a timeout upon dribbling the ball. The referee grow angry because the ball never bounced back up. It just plopped devoid of air on the ground. Sometimes goose would disappear from the court altogether while the game continued only to be found in the audience eating popcorn. He even had a bit where he would pretend to be knocked unconscious on the court. The refs in his teammates would try everything to wake him up. But no amount of shaking or poking prodding would open his eyes. It was only the smell of his own Stinky Shoe. That would get him back up on his feet again. Much to the disgust delight of the audience in Nineteen forty-eight Abe Sapper Stein was with a friend who just so happened to own a basketball team called the Minnesota Lakers. The Lakers were the best team in the brand new professional basketball league which would soon become known as the NBA. The League did not allow black players on any of their teams regardless of League affiliation and regardless of the color of the player skin each man believed his team was the best in the world. They'd never meet in a league as it was so the natural solution was to stage an exhibition game between the Lakers and the globetrotters. It didn't seem so to the men at the time but game between an all white. Nba team and an all. Black semi pro team would prove monumental. Eighteen thousand people came out to watch which was easily twice. As many people as most professional basketball games would attract the time. And despite the fact that the Lakers star center who stood six speed and ten inches tall was seven inches taller than anyone else. On the court. The globetrotters one on a last second shot. It was a powerful moment. The next season those Lakers would go on to win the National Championship. But when they played the Harlem globetrotters a second time for a second exhibition between the two teams. The globetrotters came out on top yet again. The following year the NBA ended segregation and three of those same Laker Whooping Harlem globetrotters Chuck Cooper Nat Clifton and hang designee. Became three of the I four African Americans to join the League and play professional basketball. This was nineteen fifty three years. After Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball the globetrotters still continue their entertaining shows today. Keeping the spirit of barnstorming alive. They get a lot of credit for how they support communities and bring joy to so many and educate kids about health. But it's easy to forget about how important they were in integrating professional basketball. They now tour and play with just one team often known as the Washington generals according to most sources the globetrotters have beaten the generals over sixteen thousand times. How many times have they lost though? That question is harder to answer. But it's just a few. The most recent globetrotter loss was way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one when both teams lost track of the score when clock expired. The generals were ahead. That was not supposed to happen. And people expected the GLOBETROTTERS TO WIN. And it's usually agreed that they will today. It's all about the show the fun and the love of basketball not the competition. This is what made that loss. So shocking reports from nine hundred. Seventy one SE. The stands were filled with silent shocked faces and even a few crying children. Luckily it's been smiles for all since then