Do It Right!! – Daily Word September 16, 2011
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Please understand, the southern caste system that kept Gamma Bettye and Papa Jimy from getting the educations all children deserve made them value education like no other; they came from a generation of African Americans born and reared in the South—where black babies were relegated, by law, to substandard schools and books and jobs and neighborhoods and services. And so the first chance they could, they high-tailed themselves up North, first for jobs, second to find each other, and third to give their children the opportunities they were denied when they were little. But for your grandparents, there was no time for PTA meetings and school bake sales, no know-how when it came to writing essays or figuring out tough algebra problems, no advocacy with teachers. Maybe they felt like they couldn’t handle it. Perhaps it was what parents like them did in their time—trust that teachers are professionals capable of doing their jobs without parents getting in the middle of it all. Read more…
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“A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute To Rosa Parks” Starring Ella Joyce, Coming To Washington, DC, Sept. 21-24
Actress Ella Joyce
Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2011) — Actress Ella Joyce, remembered for her co-starring role of Eleanor on TV’s “Roc”; Jasmin on “My Wife & Kids; and Detective Waller in the classic ladies’ action film “Set If Off”, captures the famous moment in the life of Rosa Parks, affectionately called “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” in her highly acclaimed, one-woman play A Rose Among Thorns: a Tribute to Rosa Parks.
The show is stopping in Washington, DC after recently headlining Stage Aurora’s 4th Annual Black Arts Festival in Jacksonville, FL last July. Glowing reviews proclaimed it a “Smash Hit in Jacksonville” [Examiner.com]. Four shows will be presented by The Essential Theatre in Washington, DC. Performances will be located at Under Croft Theatre Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Sept. 21 through 24th. Read more…