This year has been an exciting one for Black actors, directors,
producers and playwrights to showcase their talents and broaden their
expertise on The Great White Way. The 2011 – 2012 season was also
especially pleasing for theatergoers, who were offered a range of
narratives in regard to Black life.
The lack of appropriate role models on television has always been
worrisome to leaders in the African American community. However, a new
animated children’s series that features a six-year-old Black girl named Doc McStuffins who aspires to become a doctor one day
like her mother is providing inspiration to young Black
Last night, actress and opera singer Audra McDonald took home the Tony
award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Bess in
George Gershwin’s classic Porgy & Bess. The big win marks the fifth
Tony Award for the 41-year old Broadway veteran. She is now tied with
Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris as the third actress in history to hold
five Tony Awards.
The New York Times is reporting that the National Black Theater, a
leading cultural arts center in Harlem, is financially in the clear
after enduring years of turbulent neighborhood and internal disputes
that threatened to shutter its doors.
From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an
overachiever. Now, the first lady has added a 271-page book to her gardening resume,
and Americans can read all about the planting misses that came with the
hits, get tips on gardening at home, and, Mrs. Obama hopes, draw some
inspiration that just might change their lives. Oh, and if it happens to
help her husband's re-election campaign, that would be nice, too.