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Prescient, ingenious, and wonderfully realized, these uproarious, two-one plays were first performed in 1971 and are radical, 1960’s-style political satires that skewer race relations. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. is producing a season of revivals of works from their distinguished past that were notable in their original productions. G. Anthony Williams…

I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.- Winston Churchill We are used to learning the hard way. Many of us think we’re different and can learn things our own way. But then we get in too much trouble or pain. We make mistakes because we are human, we are imperfect,…

Life is like a game-both a deadly serious one and one that demands laughter and the ability to play. Either way, life demands attention. There is much of life that is truly exciting – are we watching for it? Right here in our lives today, there will be the hero and the goat, there will…

Reality is not a problem, trying to escape reality is a problem. Life is so full of twists and turns, it’s seems to be easier to follow along than to try to straighten them out. Sometimes we’re so scared, all we can think to do is hang on, but, sometimes to save our own lives…

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT SOMEONE IS OUR FRIEND? We will know it, because the relationship will “feel right,” says newly published research. Closing our mind and our heart can cause us to lose a lot more than a chance to meet a new friend, we can miss opportunities and ideas that could change our lives. A closed…

Freedom means choice—our choice of what we do with our bodies, our money, our lives. If we decline to choose, the choice will be made for us. If we don’t use or claim our freedom, we are giving it away. No matter what we choose we are responsible for that choice. FREEDOM OF SPIRIT Freedom…

There are really only two ways to approach life-as a victim or as a gallant fighter-and you must decide if you want to fight or surrender, deal your own cards or or play with a stacked deck. And if you don’t decide which way to play with life, it always plays with you.–Merle Shain. NO…

When we approach life tentatively,we fail to live fully, we reap only a portion of its gifts. It’s like watching a movie in black and white that’s supposed to be in Technicolor. Our lives are meant to be lived in color. It demands courage to live in a way that allows life’s colors to emerge…

BECOMING FORGIVING…The lack of a forgiving spirit hurts our progress towards happiness. We have learned that if we forgive, we will be forgiven; but if we do not forgive, we will not be forgiven. So it seems we benefit by forgiving others. If we can learn to treat the faults of others with patience and…

Worrying is praying for what you don’t want. One of our biggest questions is, “What’s going to happen?” We may ask this about our relationships, our career, and our life. It is easy to tangle ourselves up in worrisome thoughts. We often take ourselves far too seriously. We draw our lives in the absolutes of black and white, with no…