Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Discusses 'Head of Passes'
MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah’s family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah’s convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below.
With the help of her mom, a little girl creates a comic book to empower other little girls. Moxie Girl, just as the name implies, stars a seven year old superhero filled with determination.In Moxie Girl, what some may think is a flaw gets transformed into superpowers to save a community.
Wednesdays are karaoke night at a church on LA's Skid Row. A motley crowd of homeless, mentally ill and drug-addicted people come to the Central City Community Church of the Nazarene to find joy and compassion through tunes. Some even find God.
Make-A-Wish foundation grants 5-year-old Miles wish to become Batman. Turning San Francisco into Gotham City, Miles shows the community just how strong of a fighter he is. After being diagnosed at 20 months-old with Leukemia, Miles has beat cancer and is now in remission.
Chirlane McCray Speaks at Black History Month Celebration
FLONYC attended Rep. Joe Crowley's Black History Month celebration and shared her story. "The year I was born, 1954, was the year of the Brown versus the Board of Education decision," said First Lady Chirlane McCray. "It was a brave landmark decision.
7'5" High School Basketball Player Becomes Online Star
A video of a giant Florida basketball player has more than 3.5 million online views -- and it was posted only three weeks ago. Vincente Arenas reports on the 18-year-old who may be the tallest high school athlete in the country.
Denzel Washington Ministers to Theatre Full of Up-And-Coming Artists
This was a special moment at the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition. The event was held at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in NYC. The room was full-- these high school finalists had just given their all on this Broadway stage.