Two weeks down, fifty to go...but so much greatness to look forward to! Here are a few highlights in film, books, sports and more to keep on your radar in 2018.Read More
August Wilson (1945-2005), two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Fences and The Piano Lesson), is one of the most prolific playwrights of the last century, documenting the Black experience—one that is authentically and uniquely American—through theatre.Read More
Each February, Chicago Theatre Week offers over 100 Chicago theatre productions at discounted prices. This year, Chicago Theatre Week 2018 runs from February 8-18, 2018.
Of the more than 120 productions showing during Chicago Theatre Week this year, only eight either have Black playwrights, directors and/or majority Black casts. (Let's hope that next year there will be more!)
Click on the links below to learn more about Theatre Week performance dates and ticket pricing for each show. There are a limited number of discounted tickets for each show and are sure to sell out—tickets are on sale now!Read More
One of my goals for 2018 was to read more of what I want.
This new year I've curated an eclectic mix of old and new, fiction and non-fiction. This list is by no means set in stone, but a starting point for the year. I hope to get to all of them, but I'm sure to read others that are not listed here as well (my reading list grows faster than I can keep up!). I'll be posting thoughts and reflections on my favorite reads throughout the year.Read More
Welcome to You Are Black Gold!
You Are Black Gold is one Black millennial’s reflections on African American and African diasporic history, while simultaneously celebrating modern Black culture.
Topics I plan to explore include:
· African American history and how it influences us today
· international and domestic travel experiences as a person of color
· the legacy of Black Chicago
· cultural locations and events (museums, festivals, concerts, theatre, etc.)
· books, music, films, and podcasts
…and why they matter now!
This blog is the one that I couldn’t find, so I decided to create it myself. My hope is that it will serve as a safe space to share my passion for the culture and connect with others with similar interests while learning and teaching along the way.
I'm elated to start this journey and bring you along for the ride!
Note: I’ll be using Black and African American interchangeably throughout the site.