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Jamara Wakefield

Jamara Wakefield

Jamara Wakefield is poet, playwright and performing arts and culture writer based in New York City.

Speaking to the Harlem9 team is like speaking to a group of old friends. This group of interdisciplinary artists has been collaboratively producing the Obie Award Winning 48HOURS IN… ™HARLEM  festival for the …

In this multi-part series, Broadway Black interviews Poet Ntozake Shange. The Legendary Blue Note Jazz Club located in NYC’s Greenwich Village was buzzing in anticipation of Ntozake Shange’s performance of Wild Beauties. Before the …

During the summer up and coming playwrights are often staging work at festivals and raising money for their independent projects. Here is our list of Black Artists who are producing work worth supporting …

You heard it here first, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, is leaving Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. According to sources, the New Jersey born actor who is best known for the roles …

I get excited when I see artists and creative producers seeking to increase visibility about diversity within black queer communities. Queerness like Blackness includes a wide spectrum of experiences. The visibility of these …