Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball? Jackie Robinson, of course. Larry Doby and Hank Thompson, two other black ball players who joined the majors in 1947, aren't remembered as well, although they experienced the same brutal racism that Robinson did. And although Robinson ... More >>
"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles ... More >>
#38: donnie l. betts donnie l. betts quietly gets things done, while wearing every hat in the store: actor, director, filmmaker, African-American historian and radio-play producer. In his spare time -- if you can believe he has any -- he even markets a sculptural dog-waste receptacle called Paws He ... More >>
Charles Burnett’s revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due.
The dailies are looking for characters.
Shadow Theatre's Paul Robeson restores an American giant.
The music rings true in the sanitized Hi-Hat Hattie.
Germinal Stage gives George Orwell's fable a spare treatment.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
Shadow Theatre steps its performance up a notch for this adventurous play.
Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.
Corey Harris got to the Delta by way of Denver.