Tag: Charles Blow

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

Archived: Dear Trump: Not all Black People Live in Inner Cities

During the town hall-style presidentialdebate between Hillary Clinton and Trumpin St. Louis Sundaynight, an African American audience member asked if the candidates would be a president for all Americans. Trump responded by explaining the plight of people living in “inner cities,” conflatingthe Black questioneras a representative ofthe inner city, and…

Archived: 'Deplorable'

Under fire over calling half of Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables,” Clinton said she regretted using the word “half,” but New York Times columnist Charles Blow has another perspective:”Donald Trump is a deplorable candidate to put it charitably and anyone who helps him advance his racial, religious and ethnic…