Celebrating Our Sisters

How She Sent Him and How She Got Him Back" (2012) by Lisa Whittington

Anita with Dizzy in his backyard,

early 1990’s

#MuseumsSoWhite: Black Pain and Why Painting Emmett Till Matters
by Dr. Lisa Whittington
NBCBLK caught up with artist, educator, and speaker, Dr. Lisa Whittington to talk about artist intention, her own paintings of Emmett Till, and documenting black pain authentically. Gracious Melody Dr. Lisa Whittington is a TEDx Deer Park participant who presented the topic, "What Does Art Want With You?" 

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Dizzy Gillespie: Jazz & Latin Music

Written by

Gracious Melody, Anita (Gillespie) Wallace

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed the month of June as "Black Music Month".  Since then, President Barack Obama renamed the month to "African American Music Appreciation Month" (AAMAM) also known as “Black Music Month”. In celebration of AAMAM, I'd like to recognize my cousin & jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie. John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina in 1917.....

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