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Feb 2016

Here’s a riddle, actually two: When can something be SO right and SO wrong at the same time???? When can one statement, spoken by the same person, ignite the ire and indignation of Blacks and Whites–equally??? It took some doing but Meryl Streep has somehow managed to do just that!! Smh! Recently I saw the…

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Apr 2015

It hurts to realize you’ve been lied to, taken advantage of…betrayed. It hurts all the more when it’s at the hands of one of your own. In this instance I mean another African American Woman–one who claimed to be a champion of “Re-emerging Women Writers Over 40.” I have thought and prayed long and hard…

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Mar 2015

ON FINDING JESUS…I can understand why some of my friends look upon this television series with a jaundiced eye. For the longest time the portrayal of Jesus as this blonde guy w/ blue eyes truthfully made me dismiss the whole thing–you know, the ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater syndrome’. The ONLY thing that…

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Jul 2014

Last Saturday I was out with friends at B. Cafe. I had 2 friends of Euro descent (white), along with 2 friends of African descent (black). My white friends were through the roof because they had just seen the DAVE CHAPPELLE/ERYKA BADU concert at Radio City, and proclaimed it the “best show they’d ever seen!”…

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Jun 2013

ALL THE PARTS I EVER WANTED TO SING BUT COULDN’T CAUSE I WUZ BLACK! The Sunday Series at Abingdon is proud to present Broadway performer Helena-Joyce Wright in this quintessential evening of musical theatre directed by Dwight R.B. Cook and musical direction by Thomas Gallaher currently on the Broadway hit, Chicago. Premiering her new work…

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Jun 2013

Entertainment personality Helena Joyce-Wright is one of those performers who come along every so often, so revered by their peers as to be considered legendary and yet still sorely lacking the name recognition they so rightfully deserve. After making a tremendous Broadway debut in Amen Corner over twenty-five years ago, years of starring in national tours and…

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Jun 2013

First, I thought that was Jasmine Guy at the end, playing J’s mom. I could have sworn it was a grown up version of Whitley Gilbert standing there. Turns out it’s actually Broadway diva Helena-Joyce Wright  (All The Parts I Ever Wanted To Sing But Couldn’t ‘Cause I ‘Wuz’ Black), who’s known [creator/writer/producer/star] Issa Rae for a few years, back when Rae…

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