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Why I Resigned From The California Arts Council In The Middle Of A Pandemic

I am a Chicana activist, author, and award-winning artist from Orange County, California who resigned late October as an Arts Program Specialist at the California Arts Council (council). The year prior to obtaining my position at the council, I served as a grant panelist reviewing over 100 grant applications between three grant programs. I had …

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Michael Ayomide: Two Poems

A LIVING OXYMORON I am strongly weak, Mundanely righteous, Happily sad. Dotted, slashed or dashed, Sometimes stabbed, But not squashed. Caged in Freedom, Lucidly dreaming lost dreams, While the world dreams away. An organized scatterbrain, Indolently meticulously, A thick skinned basket case, Bleeding insecurity like a punctured vessel, Walking excitedly on eggshells with depression * …

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Chadwick Boseman: Remembering a King

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29th, 1976, in South Carolina. Boseman attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. He later studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. Throughout his illustrious career, Boseman starred in, directed, and wrote multiple stage productions, such as Breathe, …

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