Arts

‘Father of Black History’

Even though "Black" history is "American" history, and should be celebrated year-round, the entire month of February is designated as the official month for people across the country to celebrate the accomplishments of a race of people who have been disenfranchised for generations.

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In Remembrance: Cicely Tyson

The world has lost a true legend as Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson died at the age of 96.  The pioneering African American actress -- who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" -- was in the middle of promoting her new memoir, "Just As I Am," when she quietly passed away.

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“The Hill We Climb”

By: Amanda Gorman When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet

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National Poet Laureate

On January 20, the country met - and fell in love - with Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, as she eloquently spoke of inspiration for a new America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Mandela exhibit on display at Houston Holocaust Museum

During times like these, it is especially important to educate your children on the issues of race and the fight for freedom and civil rights, and a stunning and stirring exhibit is currently on display in Houston’s Museum District to help do just that.

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Living Legend: Eileen J. Morris

Eileen Morris, the artistic director for The Ensemble Theatre, has produced over 87 productions which include eight world premieres, over 64 regional premieres, and has directed over 82 productions throughout her career.

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Partin’ the Waters: Arts and the movement

Art can be collective, committing or functional or art can be just for art’s sake. Often the lively arts, music, song, dance and the theatrical arts can be tools to raise awareness about social movements that aim to change the status quo. So can the visual arts be a companion tool to sharpen the fighting capacity of those for fighting change. Art can increase the I SHALL NOT BE MOVED RESOLVE.

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