SLIM MELLO

    Slim Mello  By Dale Ricardo Shields July 2012 Slim Mello was born in Brazil (Salvador-Bahia). Salvador is considered the largest Black city outside of Africa with over 80% of the people being of African-Brazilian descent.  “The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the …

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Venida Evans

VENIDA  EVANS By Dale Ricardo Shields   “Baby, it’s a roller coaster ride…                                            but I’m having a lot of fun…!”   Venida Evans (born September 2, 1947) is an American television, film, stage and commercial …

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Zenobia

Z E N O B I A  “How can I serve…?” ZENOBIA was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in a racially mixed family.                         She claims Mexican, African American, Native American, Irish and Jewish ancestors,               …

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Vinnette Carroll

VINNETTE JUSTINE CARROLL   “We still need Black theatre. But I think we need to show Black people just living, just trying to get through the world with the problems other people have.” American Playwright/Director/Dramatic Interpretations 1922 – 2002 by Sheila Ellis Edited and media research by Dale Ricardo Shields My mentor, Vinnette Carroll Ph.D., was born …

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