Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, , journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the films A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Do the Right Thing (1989), and American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.
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Toya Hankins – Project Producers CEO, Manager of R&B syoerstar, Kem
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JOYA & NABFEME Detroit: Event Host
President’s Champagne Sip: 1:00 PM —Seminar: 2:00 PM
With help from the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Emilie Upczak and Jonathan Ali), and several others: Kim Marie Spence (Jamaican Promotions Corporation), Frances Anne Solomon (Caribbean Tales Worldwide), Luis Notario (Cuban Women Filmmakers Network), Wendy Grant, and Michelle Materre; and in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, NBPC presents “Caribbean Shorts”, a special AfroPoP Online series showcasing just a small selection of the amazing shorts made by some of the Caribbean’s most promising young filmmakers.
Watch a short a week, read each filmmaker’s profile, and share the link with friends. After all that’s what AfroPoP is about: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange!
My Afro’Week, la Génèse
Myafroweek.tumblr.com est un blog né en Mai 2011 de la volonté d’avoir une plateforme qui rassemblerait l’ensemble des évènements Culture Afro* se déroulant en région parisienne. Initialement co-fondé par Corinne et Joëlle, il est aujourd’hui animé bénévolement par 6 autres jeunes femmes s’occupant chacune d’une rubrique (Littérature/Art-Expo/Musique/Mode-Beauté/Business/Cinéma…). Leur dénominateur commun ? La passion pour les cultures Afro.
Culture Afro* (Afrique, Caraïbe, Afro américaine, Afro latino et toutes populations afro-descendantes).
Myafroweek.tumblr.com is a blog started in May 2011 with the desire to have a platform that brings together all Afro culture events taking place in and around Paris. Originally co-founded by Corinne and Joëlle, it is today led by 6 other young dynamic women each one in a charge of a column (Literature/Art/Exhibition/Music/Fashion/Beauty/Business/Cinema…). Their common passion : Afro cultures !
Afro Culture* (African, Carribean, African-american, Afro latino and other afro descendant populations).
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Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014. On view through June 30, 2014:
The materials displayed offer an intimate look at Angelou’s process as a writer and thinker and includes handwritten and typed drafts of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and “On the Pulse of Morning,” letters from Malcolm X and James Baldwin, and a portrait of Angelou in Ghana in 1963, among other treasures from the Maya Angelou Papers.
Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
Due to limited seating capacity, the family has decided to have a closed service for family and friends only. Wake Forest University will livestream the service for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial.
The family will be planning additional celebrations of her life in other cities across the country. Her son, Guy B. Johnson, will release information about these destinations at a later date.
Despite her larger than life reputation and international acclaim, Dr. Angelou touched the lives of Wake Forest students in a personal and profound way. For more than 30 years, she inspired them to be courageous and embrace life fully.
Five of her former students reflected on their time in the classroom with Dr. Angelou and the transformative lessons they learned. More reflections are available in the guest book on Dr. Angelou’s remembrance page.
“Dr. Angelou said we can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike. She taught me I am a human being. I am capable of every single thing. It doesn’t make me better or worse than anyone else. It just makes me human. This powerful message resonated deeply and validated my pursuits to a selfless venture.” — Bentrice Jusu (’13), founder and executive director of the nonprofit Both Hands: The Artlet in Trendon, N.J.
“It was an absolute privilege to share that special time with Dr. Angelou and my fellow classmates. She taught me how to be a better human being in contemporary America and helped me to understand my responsibilities to others and to my communities as an emerging adult. I remember her both for her wisdom and remarkable intelligence – as well as her generosity of spirit.” — Matt Imboden (’06), director of integrative academic and student services at the Wake Forest University School of Business
“In class, Dr. Angelou made us learn each other’s names. She wanted us to understand how you feel when someone calls your name across the room. She wanted us to experience what it meant to have your chest swell with pride because someone remembered your name. Sometimes she asked us to share what was going on in our lives. She listened. In those moments, she was studying us and what we could contribute to the group and to society at large.” — Nicole Little (’13), program coordinator with the art-based nonprofit, Authoring Action
“I will be forever grateful for the wisdom she so carefully and unselfishly poured into us. There were countless moments that I will cherish, but the theme of the course, ‘I am a human being, nothing human will be alien to me’ is something I carry with me daily.” — Matt Williams (’09), associate director of marketing and communications for Wake Forest’s Office of Personal and Career Development
“It was so amazing as a student to be sitting at the table with Dr. Angelou in her own home. I think the biggest thing I took away from her as a person was her sense of elegance and class. I also found her poetry to be captivating. She obviously went through some very hard things in her lifetime but was nevertheless always looking at the world glass-half-full. She broke a lot of barriers as both a women and a writer, and I am so happy we will always have her work which really and truly embodies her spirit.” — Amanda Finney (’13), a first grade teacher with Teach for America in New Orleans, LA.