black arts and cultural center http://wmuk.org en Struggles of a modern African American family acted out in "Stick Fly" http://wmuk.org/post/struggles-modern-african-american-family-acted-out-stick-fly <p>Before long, the holidays will be upon us. And almost every young couple will have to make that tough decision: Do I take them home to meet the parents?</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:42:44 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 9621 at http://wmuk.org Struggles of a modern African American family acted out in "Stick Fly" Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park http://wmuk.org/post/mime-minister-gospel-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the </span><a href="http://www.blackartskalamazoo.org/black-arts-festival-2012-events" style="line-height: 1.5;">Black Arts Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent </span>gesturers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> act out the words in a gospel song.</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:05:33 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 7347 at http://wmuk.org Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park Kwanzaa: An intimate family holiday celebrating African-American culture http://wmuk.org/post/kwanzaa-intimate-family-holiday-celebrating-african-american-culture <p></p><p>December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa. The week-long holiday celebrates family, community and African-American culture. WMUK's Amanda Wright talked with Sid Ellis, the director of the <a href="http://www.blackartskalamazoo.org/">Black Arts and Cultural Center</a> in Kalamazoo, to find out more about the Kwanzaa and dispel a few myths.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:34:00 +0000 Amanda Wright 743 at http://wmuk.org Kwanzaa: An intimate family holiday celebrating African-American culture