You always think you have more time. That’s what I thought when I hit a snag in scheduling an interview with David Ornette Cherry. I was shocked to learn he died on November 20th 2022 in London from … Read the rest
Portland Opera debuts it’s multi-year project to commission new operas that feature the stories and histories of BIPOC Oregonians for their young audiences program for their Portland Opera to Go Program (POGO) and their first original work is the biographical … Read the rest
To say that Lauren Steele is a gifted actress is an understatement. In 2019 she delighted audiences with a tour de force performance playing 19 characters in Queens Girl in the World, by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Steele showed the … Read the rest
Intisar Abioto calls herself “an explorer-artist working across photography, dance and writing.” Since she moved to Portland as a young adult with her family, she’s been creatively highlighting and documenting the contributions and talents of Black Oregonians.
A prolific cross-disciplinary … Read the rest
Dmae looks at the Black contributions to fashion design throughout American history with writer, publisher and fashion expert Rhonda P. Hill.
She recently published a series of eight articles called A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, … Read the rest
Dmae talks with award-winning author Heidi Durrow who is a keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Willamette Writers Conference (July 29-Aug.1).
The daughter of a Danish immigrant mother and an a Black serviceman, Durrow grew up overseas before settling in … Read the rest