Born in 1976, from Queens, NY. Best known as the director of the cult classic “As an Act of Protest,” DLK was the first artist to ever induct a Black Theater Seminar at Juilliard and one of the youngest theater directors in the 1990s. Poet, performer, essayist, Protest art historian, radical media ecologist, he is an advocate for the independent and political artists working outside and underneath mainstream culture. He returns to the screen in Brian Alessandro’s “A Saintly Madness” which will be shot in the Fall of 2020.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.
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