Published on 2018-02-14

Happy love day you beautiful founders! January was a tough grind. I got the stomach flu TWICE and the flu flu once. But some very cool things also happened in January. Here is one. These are students from Lower Richland High School here in Columbia ,SC. I worked with these guys along with NiA Company member Bonita Peeples and musician Ken Cheeks on a project that placed the Harlem Renaissance at the epicenter reaching back to post reconstruction all the way to now and Black Lives Matter. Their studies culminated in a "living museum" with some of the performances/exhibits including artwork inspired by Lois Mailou Jones, Langston Hughes poetry read to a Tupac beat, Beyonce' and Renaissance entertainment giant Nina McCray performing side by side. They did great work and we had a lot of fun and I couldn't be prouder!