In the July 14 installment of The Recorder Report, writers Victoria Davis, Julian Wyllie, Victoria Swanson and Ebony Chappel discussed the recent instances of police action killings and the effect it has on African-Americans.
The crew also sat down with special guests Mariah Ivey and the ladies of Wordplay (an upcoming all-female hip-hop showcase), Too Black(spoken word artist) and representatives from School on Wheels.
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About Too Black
TOO BLACK, a graduate of Ball State University, is a spoken word poet based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The name TOO BLACK developed from wanting to challenge the perceptions of blackness and humanity in general. Influenced by a wide variety of artists and historical figures from Malcolm X to George Carlin to Audre Lorde, TOO BLACK brings a versatile perspective to the stage. TOO BLACK has a working dialogue that draws from personal experiences, historical and current events, and utilizes Hip Hop as a way to relay his point. He has a conversational performance style in which he is talks to the audience not at them.
About School on Wheels
School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. For more information, visit indyschoolonwheels.org
WORDPLAY”, is a collective of PHENOMENAL FEMALE TALENT! Emcee’s, Poets, Singers, Dancers, and DJ’s with a 90’s THEME!
You’ll see FAMILIAR Faces such as:
Manon Voice Boogie Gorman Allison Victoria Reedi Garrett Alex Hall Chantel Massey
Syd Blane Victoria Nickerson Januarie York AND MORE!
FRIDAY, JULY 22nd
INDIANAPOLIS ARTS GARDEN (inside circle Centre Mall/2nd Floor)
110 W. Washington St. 46204
Tickets are $10, Link is on our Facebook and website. The Kuumba Collective is the Organizer of WordPlay: The Kuumba Collective is an Arts Education and Youth Developement organization whose mission is to EMPOWER, EQUIP, and INSPIRE young women and girls through Mentorship and ACTivism with an emphasis on Urban ART&Culture!
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