Here are revealing interviews with the USATF Indoor Championship athletes competing at Reggie Lewis Center this week.
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice unites relatives of 1936 African American Olympic heroes at Chicago shoot
The Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Chicago shoot captured more than just never-before-heard interviews with the families of three of the African American Olympians who lived in Chicago. The shoot proved to be the first-ever meeting of the families of 1936 Gold and Silver medalist Ralph Metcalfe, 1936 Olympian and first black woman to compete for the USA, Tydie Pickett, and 1936 Olympian John Brooks. The three families by chance were on the set at the same time. Ralph Metcalfe, Jr. was interviewed first and decided to stay to meet Bernita Echols and Faye Walker. The senior Metcalfe had been friends with Tydie Pickett, mother of Bernita and Faye and spoke of her to Metcalfe, Jr.
Dr. Daria Brooks Terrell, a Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon, and daughter of John Brooks, arrived with her mother Wannetta Brooks before Ralph, Faye and Bernita departed. The moment was magical, profound and heartfelt and certainly one that harkened back to the moment when their relatives joined each other on the deck of the U.S.S. Manhattan, unknowingly about to change history.
The daughters of Tydie Pickett had never met Daria, but they knew John Brooks was instrumental in Tydie Pickett’s career and decision to go the Olympic Trials in 1936. After hugs, tears and lots of reminiscing, they exchanged numbers and planned to keep in touch. Of course, they all look forward to seeing each other at the premiere of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice!
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Boston MA, January 22, 2015. The Signature Music Series at Berklee kicks off its Spring 2015 season on February 12 with Kim Burrell Meets Berklee, featuring the Grammy Award nominated pastor. Pastor Burrell’s dynamic, distinctive and powerful voice has captivated jazz, R&B and gospel fans, as well as her peers in the music industry.
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Sorry folks, this concert has been cancelled due to weather conditions. A makeup date has not been decided yet. ( post updated 2/10 at 15:00 )
Taking to the stage with a student group, Burrell will perform songs from her career, including “Try Me Again,” “Yes to Your Will/Yes,” and “Victory.” Burrell will also sing a solo selection with self-accompaniment on piano. The student ensemble – composed of 10 vocalists and 7 instrumentalists – was selected for this concert through an audition process. Leading the group is musical director Rashad McPherson, a Berklee alumnus, and student band director Jamahl Smith.
Kim Burrell Meets Berklee takes place Thursday, February 12, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Reserved seating tickets are available for $12/$24 at the BPC box office or berklee.edu/bpc. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 617-747-2261.
Since releasing her first solo album, 1997’s Try Me Again, Pastor Kim Burrell has shared the stage with gospel greats such as Pastor Shirley Caesar, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Pastor Marvin Winans. She has also worked with secular artists including Missy Elliot, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, George Duke, and Whitney Houston among others. Her albums include Everlasting Life, Kim Burrell Live (both on Tommy Boy Gospel), and No Ways Tired (Shanachie Records). Her most recent project, The Love Album,won a Dove Award and two Stellar Awards, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Not only is this a great lead-in but the article fulfills it’s promising headline.
WBUR’s article opens with “BOSTON — Black History Month seems especially vital in 2015, as protests continue around the actions of police officers in black communities and questions remain about the upcoming #Oscarsowhite awards ceremony.
Art has and continues to play an important role in African-American history…… ”
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NATIONAL BLACK DOLL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE ANNOUNCES ‘COOKING FOR CAUSE’ FUNDRAISER
Event to Feature Creations from Former White House Chef and Top Area Chefs
The National Black Doll Museum, presented by the Doll E Daze Project Inc., is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization in Mansfield, Mass.
The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, in collaboration with International Special Events Society New England, will host a ticketed fundraiser “Cooking For a Cause: The White House Menu,” on Friday, March 20, at Lombardo’s restaurant in Randolph, Mass.
Former White House chef Sir Master Chef Ronnie Seaton Sr., along with top local chefs, will present original food and drink creations, including many White House selections from years past.
A cocktail reception and silent auction will precede the event. All proceeds benefit the National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture and its educational project, Doll E Daze.
VIP tickets, which ensure early admission and seating, cost $150 and general admission is $100.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.NBDMHC.org.
“The ‘Cooking For A Cause’ event is an opportunity to celebrate a unique dining experience with our patrons and supporters, and we are grateful for ISES’s participation in ensuring its success,” said Debra Britt, Executive Director of the National Black Doll museum, “The event allows our advertising partners to reach and interact with the museum’s highly engaged, food-loving audience.”
Lombardo’s a founding ISES member, provides high-quality hospitality and cuisine with excellence and professionalism.
Founded in 1988, the ISES New England Chapter has supported its members and the industry at large, through cutting-edge educational programs, dynamic networking events and a peer-to-peer support system that helps members grow their businesses and their careers. In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter organizes philanthropic initiatives, scholarships and more. For more information, visit isesnewengland.com.
It is the first black doll museum in New England, the second in the country and the only doll museum in the world whose collection chronicles the history of African Americans through the eyes of a doll collector. For more information, visit http://www.NBDMHC.org.