Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

OSHUN: A Yoruba Dance Drama
At National Black Theatre (Harlem, NYC)
Running From April 17th, - May 9th, 2010

Don't Miss
OSHUN: A Yaruba Dance Drama

Previews April 15th & 16th at 8pm.
Play starts April 17th and runs to May 9th at the
National Black Theater
2031 Fifth Avenue
(Between 125th & 126th Street)


For tickets visit
or call (212) 722-380

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre is proud to announce the celebration of its 42nd season. The season opens with an original work written by David D. Wright, entitled OSHUN. A Yoruba Dance Drama "OSHUN" represents the pinnacle of feminine power through drama, dance, song and music. The production is a biographical, and historical account of the often underestimated and misunderstood female orisa.

OSHUN promises to usher in the spirit of theatre founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, through layers of color, folklore and healing power (all of which the "Pearl of Harlem" was known to add to the Harlem community). By dramatically revealing the rich legacy of Yoruba mythology, OSHUN's director Roderick Giles explores the many manifestations of Oshun and makes it relevant to audiences young and old. The show kicks off a pivotal season for the NBT as it continues the legacy of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer with a commitment to excellence and healing of our communities of which we serve.

OSHUN (OSUN) will be running from April 17th thru May 9th, 2010. Show times are Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 4:00pm. Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre is located at 2031-33 Fifth Avenue (125th & 126th Street). For the limited run, all tickets are $35 for general admission and group sales are available. To purchase your tickets using your credit card call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit our online box office at www.brownpapertickets.com. For reservations and information about group sales please call 212-722-3800.

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre holds the largest New Sacred Yoruba Art Collection in the Western Hemisphere. National Black Theatre's (NBT) Institute of Action Arts offers three programs: Communication Arts, Theatre Arts and Entrepreneurial Arts. NBT represents a collective creative energy that offers alternative learning in an institution that represents a global cultural perspective.

Osun (Oshun The Yoruba Dance Drama), is a historical account of the female Orisa. It is a story of power, love, betrayal, lust, and greed, . OSHUN the Orisa of sweet waters,represents all aspects of emotion as it relates to the human condition.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Frontline Goes Under To Expose The Ritual Sexual Abuse Of Boys In Afghanistan

Private Dancer: The Practice Of Bacha Bazi ('Boy For Play')
Is Growing In Afghanistan.
Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Premieres On FRONTLINE
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 On PBS
(NYC @ 9PM On Channel 13;
Check Local Listings In Your Associated City)

In Afghanistan today, in the midst of war and endemic poverty, an ancient tradition--banned when the Taliban were in power--has re-emerged across the country. It's called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as "boy play." Hundreds of boys, some as young as eleven, street orphans or boys bought from poor families by former warlords and powerful businessmen, are dressed in woman's clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. With remarkable access inside a Bacha Bazi ring operating in Northern Afghanistan, Najibullah Quraishi, an Afghan journalist, investigates this practice, still illegal under Afghan law, talking with the boys, their families, and their masters, exposing the sexual abuse and even murders of the boys, and documenting how Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.