Stories from the Stage

Growing Up Black Part 2

Growing up Black in America means cultural bonds, the struggle for visibility, and all too often, unearned judgement. Valerie teaches her students about Africa's greatest explorer; U-Meleni brings her son to a protest of George Floyd’s death; and Harold shows how fear of the police affects his everyday life. Three stories, three interpretations of GROWING UP BLACK PART 2, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

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Resilience
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26:40
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Resilience

Ethnically diverse Houston, TX is a community who has learned the fine art of resilience.
Newsworthy
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26:30
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Newsworthy

News is attention grabbing. But sometimes the story is as interesting as the headlines.
Changed Forever 9/11
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26:29
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Changed Forever 9/11

9/11 changed the world with people struggling to make sense of it and rebuild their lives.
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26:30
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The Bright Side

Dark times are inevitable. When they happen, what can we do? Look at the brighter side!
Ronna pursues a Hollywood dream but discovers another possibility.
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26:30
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Silver Linings

When we miss the thing we want, the universe conspires to give us something extraordinary.
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26:30
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Up in the Air

Some times, things up in the air can get a little scary until we touch down.
Musu-kulla speaks on reconnecting to the dating world.
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26:30
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Missed Connections

At times, it can be hard to relate. But a missed connection can mean redemption, not loss.
Matthew speaking on how his blindness created a unique hands-on museum tour.
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26:29
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Up Close and Personal

Everyone has their own personal space...but sometimes, we have to share it.
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26:30
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Close Quarters

Sharing space with others can test our limits. And sometimes, bring us joy too.
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26:28
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All Mixed Up

When you live between cultures, searching for your place in the world can be a journey.
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