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Malia West

Malia West

I sing, I write, I annoy my mother. I'm Malia, and you'll come to find that the three things I love most in the world are Broadway, blackness, and the written word. Here, I talk about them all. Catch me on stage, on paper, and online.

Featured Image: Martin Luther King Kr. attends Broadway Answers Selma w/ Sammy Davis Jr. via Getty Images The man we celebrate today came from holy beginnings. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is laced …

In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Council set their sights on Selma, AL as the stomping ground for voter registration reform. Twenty-four years later, Selma The Musical took …

What do Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, and The Roots all have in common? They clearly all love me, because while we the people played and replayed the Hamilton soundtrack, The Hamilton Mixtape was in the works! On December 2, The Hamilton Mixtape, will bless …

Hamilton, An American Musical begins and ends with a question. At first we find ourselves asking how Hamilton accomplished so much in his short life. Then, as the story progresses, we wonder just …

The Color Purple and Shuffle Along are exuberant examples of Black excellence. Even more so, these shows are the gifts that just keep giving. Shuffle Along’s beloved Joshua Henry is not only preparing for his …