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History and Imagination Drive Singer Zena Carlota's Afro-Folk Sound

Posted by on Monday, May 30, 2016, In : Arts and Culture 
I would never have imagined that my daughter, Zena Carlota, would grow into the amazing artist and performer that she is today.  It is one thing for me to celebrate her talents--that's what parents do.  But when others recognize the talent, then you feel redeemed by the investments you've made as a parent.  At the end of the day, the talent is all hers.  Learn about how Zena Carlota  uses her heritage as a person of the African Diaspora,  a descendant of enslaved Africans and the mixture of g...
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ARTSPEAK: DWB-- Diving while Black

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : A Moment in Time 

Irma McClaurin with Dive Master Eric Wederfoort. Photo Credit: ©2011 McClaurin Solutions
 My first memory of moving underwater wasn't real. At 8 years, old I participated in a special science summer program for what we would now call "gifted" children; I wrote a play in which the setting was the sea. The main character was a young girl who finds a seahorse that takes her on a magical journey underwater.

Never mind that I had not even visited the ocean or the sea, and never mind that I...

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An American in Paris

Posted by on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Diaspora Postcard