Category Archives: On Culture

Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 3)


In case you missed them, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of What’s the WURD? Our quarterly WURD Speaks event […]

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Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 2)


Now more than ever, it’s clear that we need to have independent media that has the courage to speak truth […]

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Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 1)


In our community, we so often use the word ‘authentic’ to mean whatever the hell we think is black-like-me. I […]

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Guest Post: Swimmin’ Back to Africa


I am so grateful for the poetry here, and the company.  What a densely beautiful sampling of Debra’s discoveries, over […]

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Fourth Wall and the future


My next door neighbors, when I was fifteen, were a black couple: a newspaper reporter and a retired kindergarten teacher. […]

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Guest Blog: Arts Education as an Economic Development Imperative (Part 2)


We talk about the arts in so many ways. Gary Steuer’s deep and wide command of the research shows why […]

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Guest Post: Arts Education as an Economic Development Imperative (Part 1)


We talk about the arts in so many ways. Gary Steuer’s deep and wide command of the research shows why […]

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Power in words


At lunch this past Sunday, former Civil Rights Commissioner Dr. Mary Frances Berry spoke to incoming students in the University […]

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“The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.” ~ D. H. Lawrence


It makes me crazy at Art Sanctuary to have to justify arts in the inner city by showing how it […]

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July 4th at the President’s House


Last week two friends, both writers, one from California, accompanied me to The President’s House in Philadelphia.  I still had […]

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