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  • Leslie Ezra Smith: An Insincere Sigh of Readiness

    Leslie Ezra Smith: An Insincere Sigh of Readiness

    Leslie “Ezra” Smith is a Pittsburgh native who began acting in 1994 for A.R.C.H. Productions, performing in “Hitting Home”. His most recent performances include “Seven Guitars” as Canewell for Kuntu Repertory Theater (2005), “A Soldiers Play” as a Military Police officer and understudy for Henson for New Horizons Theater (2005),

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  • Pages Matam: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Pages Matam: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Pages Matam: Teacher, Spoken Word Artist, full time dad. The coolest African you will ever meet. A light way ahead of its shine. Artist. Teacher. Creator. https://twitter.com/pagesofle

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  • E. Ethelbert Miller: The Men

    E. Ethelbert Miller: The Men

    E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer’s Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Mr. Miller is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College.

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  • Abdul Ali: Burying the “N-word”

    Abdul Ali: Burying the “N-word”

    Abdul Ali is a culture writer, poet, editor, change agent, and proud papa of one–living in the District of Columbia since 2005. Originally from New York City, he lived in Baltimore for five years before moving to the District to attend the historic Howard University where he majored in English and Theater and began writing. An eclectic writer and die-hard culture junkie, his work ranges from personal essays, poetry, reviews, feature interview, culture writing, to a play in-progress, and one […]

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