Seeing a Black Soul

Seeing a Black Soul

In the company of some actors who happen to be of African and Caribbean heritage, I was once involved in a conversation about doing work inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello. We were in Stratford upon Avon, so obviously it made sense to be discussing matters pertaining...
Free flow in expression

Free flow in expression

Back in the day, there was a group of fellow musicians I knew who took pride in the single mindedness of their approach to making sounds. They played well together and managed to gain access to several high profile stages, even if they were in the lower echelons of...
Healthy Competition

Healthy Competition

A celebrated novelist had his memoirs published a few years before he passed away. The book created ructions in the community that he emerged from, because he chose to assign attributes to people of various ethnicities, claiming that those who spoke the same language...
Their progress and our process

Their progress and our process

There was a time when the most ambitious amongst my forbears aimed for a vision of progress and success that was rooted in the cultural mindsets of folks from elsewhere. Obviously there were many things that were worth acquiring, such as literacy, education, the...
Searching for the perfect look

Searching for the perfect look

Those who make an impact on others for being easy on the eye or virile often have to deal with the reality of diminishing returns as they age. They help to keep cosmetic surgeons and other affiliated operatives in business. Others grow into the best looking versions...