It is never too late or too soon to pay tribute to an artist whose career has left a remarkable record and etched an imperishable legacy. Such is the case with Roger Robinson, the Tony Award- winning actor who made his transition to that eternal stage Sept. 26 in Escondido, Ca., because of heart complications.
For nearly four years, the family of Laquan McDonald has waited for justice.
It’s been nearly forty years since artist/painter Ed Clark has had a retrospective of his long and highly productive career.
Aretha Franklin’s passing created a flurry of tributes and memorials, which continues weeks after her death Aug. 16. The October edition of Rolling Stone weighed in with a lengthy reflection by Mikal Gilmore, with as much effulgence as all the other tributes combined.
Bill Cosby, “America’s Dad,” was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison Tuesday by Judge Steven O’Neill in Norristown, Pa. After citing that Cosby was a “sexually violent predator,” O’Neill denied him bail during the pending appeals.
In researching last week’s profile on Fredi Washington, I stumbled repeatedly on Johnny Hudgins.
That momentous occasion occurred 57 years ago and was reprised last Saturday at the Dwyer Cultural Center under the auspices of the Elombe Brath Foundation.
When actress Regina Hall was asked to cite a Black woman who influences her career, she conjured Fredi Washington.
When it came to my attention that a fresh body of sculpture by Jack Whitten was slated for the Met Breuer, I hastened there, although the exhibit is scheduled to stand until Dec. 2.
As only an admiring peon, I had no invitation to attend the homegoing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.