Category Archives: Uncategorized

L & D

By Sikivu Hutchinson What would have been my life is blackness.  But here I am on my skateboard.  Kick, ride, kick.  Black as the rhythm of stones being thrown against a car bumper or respirators sighing in unison, marking time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nashville, 1978

  Sound check.  Cochlea peeling feedback.  Tuning till doomsday, then more tuning.  Roadies flopping and panting across the stage, lion taming cables, speakers, amps. C to E minor was home for her. Shudder, slide, shudder. Then thump the strings with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Monstrosity

On Rory: It was the humming that got her.  The spontaneous eruptions at the grocery store when Rory was in line with her lethal favorites, a bottle of Jack Beam and a can of creamed corn.  The floating slips of … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Rock ‘N’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe

  “Those white boys on the major labels would never give an inch to a Negro woman playing race music.” It’s the late 1970s, and ex-Pentecostal Black female electric guitarist Rory Tharpe navigates the cutthroat world of corporate rock, dive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

White Nights, Black Paradise film: Casting Multi-generational Black Actresses

We’re currently casting for a short film treatment of White Nights, Black Paradise in the L.A. area, looking for diverse Black women 30s-60s, queer, trans, straight  (and a few white folk): Abbreviated CAST Taryn Strayer, an African American accountant in her … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

White Nights, Black Paradise: The Players

Who is this novel about? If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember the horror of seeing pictures of the 900 plus dead bodies of Peoples Temple church members, the majority of them African American, in Jonestown, Guyana in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

White Nights, Black Paradise book trailer

Due November 2015

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment