When a Personalized & Non-Threatening Multi-Racial Heroic Narrative Pares Down the Complexity of Our Public School System and Venerates Free-Market Education Reform in the Name of Community Empowerment. Or Does it?

Won’t Back Down starring Viola Davis (The Help) and Maggie Gyllenhaal, tells the story of two public school parents (Viola Davis’ character is also a teacher) who are fed up with the performance of their school (set in Pittsburgh), and persevere through a series of obstacles to enact a little known state law that allows … Continue reading When a Personalized & Non-Threatening Multi-Racial Heroic Narrative Pares Down the Complexity of Our Public School System and Venerates Free-Market Education Reform in the Name of Community Empowerment. Or Does it?

Tony Awards

Congratulations to Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Play.  Fences, which Washington and Davis starred in, also won Best Revival of a Play. There were also several winners for the musical Fela!, the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Bill T. … Continue reading Tony Awards

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Star on Broadway

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are heading back to the stage where they will star in the Broadway revival of Fences. Washington will portray the role of Troy Maxson, a middle-aged sanitation worker and sharecropper's son living in 1950s Pittsburgh.  Davis will play his steadfast wife, Rose. The 13-week limited engagement will play the Cort … Continue reading Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Star on Broadway