"What To Expect"

BlackPlayBook seeks to re-vision "black play"as cultural production that counters gender, race and class- based oppression. As such, BlackPlayBook performs within a womanist/black feminist tradition on a "play-ground" of black performance, scholarship and activism. BlackPlayBook references a special issue of Theatre Journal v57, n4 (December 2005) that asks, "What is Black Play?"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Check Me Out: I'm One of "Georgia's 50 Most Influential Women 2011"

In honor of Women's History Month 2011, I was chosen by the editors at the Georgia Informer as one of the 50 Most Influntial Women in Georgia.  I deeply appreciate the acknowledgement and encourgement. More importantly, as outlined at the 2011 Georgia Association of Black Elected Offficials Annual Leadership Conference (February 25-27, 2011), the women on this list represent a most valuable resource for community organizing which constitutes a first line of defense for many upcoming political battles.  Here's the introduction to the GA Informer article and you can check out the rest of the list after the jump:

The 50 women who, in the opinion of the staff of the Georgia Informer, are the most influential women in Georgia for the year 2011 are listed on these pages. This list resulted from informal polling across Georgia to receive nominations and a meeting of the staff at which the merits of the numerous nominees were discussed.

During the deliberations, the staff had these criteria in mind: Does the individual’s position command widespread influence among people of the state? Do the individual’s decision-making activities affect the lives, thinking, and actions of large segments of the state's population? Does the individual head an organization which greatly influences people statewide or whose members are traditionally influential in their communities? Is the individual significantly influential among those who hold positions in which their policies directly affect the lives of large numbers of people?

We believe all of these women meet these criteria; however we welcome your comments and any suggestions.



  1. May I be the first to congratulate you on your entry into blogosphere. I've always enjoyed your sharp ideas and wits, and lest I forget, I've also always admired your incredibly non-stop determination to go the extra mile in all of your endeavors.

    I wish you all the best in this new endeavor and challenge, and may all your dreams come true!

    Justice Yorke

  2. I'll be the second to say...CONGRATS!!