Monday, August 31, 2015

Shades of Truth Theatre is now holding Auditions for "A Whistle in Mississippi:The Lynching of Emmett Till"

Shades of Truth Theatre is now holding Auditions for its 2015-2016 season.
Posted by SendMeYourNews 
 A Whistle in Mississippi:The Lynching of Emmett Till by Michael Green & Daniel Carlton  
According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. This play explores the impact of the untimely death of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America but also introduces a young boy whose vibrant personality, and charismatic disposition always left a wrinkle in the forehead and smile on your face and that is what will be forever missed.
We are looking for strong Non-Equity performers who are available for weekend and daytime shows during the week. All shows are with pay and travel stipend.  Equity Actors are encouraged to audition as some shows are being considered for Equity Showcase.


Character Breakdown:
Mose Wright 60 -70’s: Uncle to Emmett Till. Preacher / Farmer - He is somber and dignified.
Mamie Till Mobley 30’s – 40’S: Emmett’s Mother. Well spoken and articulate. She is Passionate as well as defiant.
 Emmett Till: (Physical Actor in early 20’s to play 14 year old) He is a Charismatic, Charmer who is also a born leader.  Emmett has a great sense of humor.
 Roy Bryant (White 25 – 30) He is a poor southern owner of a Grocery Store in Money Mississippi. He is accused of and later admits to kidnapping and murdering Emmett Till.
Carolyn Bryant (white 20 - 25) She is a former beauty queen and wife of Roy Bryant. A brief encounter with Emmett Till in the Grocery store owned by her jealous husband has dreadful consequences.

Audition Information: Please prepare a 2-3 minute monologue
(sides will also be provided)
646 488 9576

Monday, August 24, 2015

Support Dhoruba Bin Wahad Medical Fund

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, former political prisoner, original black panther party leader, author and global civil and human rights activist was recently injured during a brutal and unprovoked attack at a political event in Atlanta on August 8th, 2015.
This campaign is to help raise funds to cover the the 71 year old freedom fighters extensive medical and household expenses.

Bin Wahad was surrounded and severely beaten by a large group of men after he and another activist rose from the audience during the presentation and casually walked toward the stage to address the speaker during a question and answer session.

During the attack, Bin Wahad was choked from behind, pulled to the floor and savagely kicked, stomped and beaten by a crowd of between 25 to 30 men. A description of this incident can be seen below

After the attack, he sustained several serious injuries including a severe concussion, ecchymosis of both eyes, deep lacerations, and a broken jaw (in three places) that required an operation to wire his jaw and insert a titanium plate to stabilize the bone.   See pic.
Black Activists Clash In Atlanta when Malik Zulu Shabazz ordered NBPP members to remove Dhoruba Bin Wahad, former Black Panther Party political prisoner from meeting

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Join the Mobile Tour & Caravan Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion. Join us as we observe and honor Black August Resistance with a Mobile History Tour of key sites of Struggle and Sacrifice, Resistance and Resilience, in South Los Angeles, Watts and Compton.

Bus/Car Caravan

GATHER: 11:30 AM ...

START: AFIBA Center, 5730 S. Crenshaw Blvd. between 57th St. and Slauson Ave., Los Angeles,
BEGIN/1ST STOP: Adams Blvd. and Montclair, site of LAPD ambush of the BPP  
FINISH/LAST STOP:  Woodlawn Cemetery in Compton (gravesite of Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter)

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Friday, August 14, 2015

A former Black Panther and the New Black Pathers clash in Atlanta, Dhoruba Bin Wahad hospitalized

Black Activists Clash In Atlanta when Malik Zulu Shabazz ordered NBPP members to remove Dhoruba Bin Wahad, former Black Panther Party political prisoner from meeting

On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a group of six Black Liberation Movement activists were violently attacked at a downtown Atlanta hotel. The group included members of the Free The People Movement, including their Coordinator, Kalonji Jama Changa, members of the Nation of Gods and Earths and Dhoruba Bin Wahad, the internationally recognized former Black Panther Party leader and political prisoner of 19 years. The group was jumped by 25 to 30 members of The New Black Panther Party at “The Power Belongs to the People 2015 Summit” in Atlanta, Georgia, an event hosted by the New Black Panther Party.
According to eyewitnesses, 71 year-old Dhoruba Bin Wahad and the others approached the side of the stage where attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz was speaking. While standing there, Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party asked, “Who is that?” Bin Wahad replied, “You know who I am!” Shabazz responded “WAHAD! We’ll deal with you later!” Bin Wahad countered with “You can deal with me now…” Knowing that Dhoruba Bin Wahad was there with information that would publicly expose Shabazz’s government affiliations that contradict his stance as a Nationalist and activist for Black liberation, Shabazz immediately ordered the NBPP members in attendance to “Get his b*tch ass out of here!” At that point the whole group was mobbed and violently attacked by at least 25 members of the audience.
As they defended themselves, the men were struck with chairs and other objects. Bin Wahad’s jaw was broken in three places, one of his associates was choked unconscious and others received head gashes that required staples.
As of this release, Bin Wahad is undergoing a 6-hour surgery to reconstruct his jaw and the others have been treated and released. More details will follow as information is gathered.

For more Information:
Contact: New Afrikan Press International