Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Black News & Notes
by: Reggie Dinkins, Jr.




Maybell & Stuward Bell are two proponents for the Black New Year getting on the calendar this year. These negro community leaders of the Greater Augusta area, believe that the Black New Year begins somewhere between Dr. King's birthday, and February. They really aren't sure where they want to start this movement as they are often confused about which bus route to take to get to Kroger's. However, it is a thought, even if their minds are sick and shut-in, they still try to able-up some black gumption.



Stangela Harper wrote and starred in her own black production of "Troy and 'em". This story takes the old story of Helen of Troy and puts an urban spin on it. Stangela, is the daughter of the famed Stanley Harper and Eveyln Ashny-Harper the two great playwrights who wrote "Brenda's Got a Baby", and "Uptown Feelings". Stangela stars in "Troy and 'em" as Keisha of Troy, a strong and promiscuous woman with strong views on the military and romance for one's country. This Black epic begins with "Keisha" dating the Vicelord's leader "Derekus", and two-timing with a member of the Wild Hundred's, "Bobarticus". The play is being converted to a movie this August, so be on the lookout for it. It is rumored that Gangsta-Boo, or some other hoodrat could claim the lead, or that of some freaky servant girl.