In her experience, says Leslie Council Lake, the leaders of predominantly white organizations too often address diversity with the best of intentions but insufficient knowledge. To address that frustrating dynamic, she and her husband Kenyon Lake are organizing the Reality Check Conference, which will be held on Friday, June 29, at A-B Tech.
As Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary, longtime pastor Rev. Charles E. Mosley, Sr. reflects on changes in the historically African-American East End neighborhood where the church is located.
The first of its kind, this album will be released on Sunday, May 21, at New Mountain.
Nicole Townsend’s upcoming production, Existing While Black, was created because she was “wanting a platform to where we can go deeper and talk about things that are uncomfortable, that hurt, and that make people angry.”
Living where he did, gospel was not the only genre Randy Weston was immersed in. “We were around country music, bluegrass, all that,” he explains. “That’s what we grew up around.”
“If I could say one thing about Jerry that people need to know — he had a giving heart, he had a giving soul,” says special friend Ervinia Petty. “He wasn’t a saint, but he was an angel.”
For the Rude Boys, who headline the inaugural Autumnfest at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, a chance meeting with soul singer Gerald Levert led to a signing with Atlantic Records.
“I’m baffled and completely confused,” said Kevin Lacey of the Peculiar Pretzelmen about his first Dragon*Con experience. I totally relate. I didn’t know what to expect at Dragon*Con, and I could not have imagined the bizarre enormity of the largest fan-run multimedia popular culture convention in the universe.