Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled” (No copyright infringement intended)

“We are a people.
A people do not throw their geniuses away.
And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and, if necessary, bone by bone.” 

― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens


“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Black Broadway History ~ Moments*

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Dale Ricardo Shields

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Jonelle Allen

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Niles Fitch

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SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 -10 “She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.“ Los Angeles Times  Sandra Reaves-Phillips (born December 23, 1944) is an American and International actress, writer, and singer. …

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