Theater group’s Flint Rising production scheduled

Theater group’s Flint Rising production scheduled

Gary Anderson wasn’t content to make his latest theatrical production all about performance drama. There’s a clear message and urgency behind the timing and presentation of Flint Rising, a staged reading scheduled March 23 and March 24 at TechTown, 440 Burroughs St. in Detroit. Typically, a play produced by Plowshares Theatre Co. would take about […]

Why Black History Month matters

Why Black History Month matters

February is Black History Month. Its precursor, Negro History Week, was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and observed during the second week of February. Woodson was born Dec. 19, 1875 in New Canton, Va., the fourth of seven children. As an adolescent and teenager, Woodson worked as a sharecropper and miner to […]

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

Rebirth of a Movement – McCree Theatre promotes new era in black artistic expression

Rebirth of a Movement – McCree Theatre promotes new era in black artistic expression

During the golden era of black theatre in America Flint gave birth to a community jewel. The decade that followed the civil rights movement and its racial, social, and political conflicts saw a generation of writers, painters, choreographers and cultural activists emerge, eager to assert their identity through self-expression. Black artists in Flint shared the […]

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