2018 Miami Book Fair Issue - MIA Magazine

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White House Reporter ‘Under Fire’ April Ryan Pulls No Punches Ex-NBA Player Explores Why Political Athletes ‘Matter’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Brings Muhammad Ali, Friends to the Stage 2018 Miami Book Fair Helpful Guide








4. Ex-NBA Star Explores Role of Athletes in Movement for Civil Rights, Social Justice By Dr. Marcus Bright


Appearance schedule for Book Fair authors


Kevin Young’s ‘Brown’ Explores Black Culture, History through Poetry By William Hobbs


Appearance schedule for Book Fair authors


Reporter April Ryan Details White House Lies, Drama in Latest Book By Russell Motley


Miami Book Fair map

Yes, 1984 was a memorable year for Miami. Miami Vice debuted on NBC, setting off a trend of pastelcolored fashions and cool music. Apple introduced its Macintosh personal computer. Head coach Jimmy Johnson joined the Miami Hurricanes football team. Coach Don Shula and Dan Marino led the Dolphins to a record breaking 14-2 season. Also, 35 years ago, hundreds of book lovers discovered the very first Miami Book Fair. Nadine Gonzalez, then a graduate student looking for inexpensive

entertainment, bought a festival ticket for just a few bucks during that inaugural weekend. It changed her life. Like a kid at an amusement park, Gonzalez says she was excited to walk the festival grounds, where book vendors lined the street at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus downtown. An aspiring writer at the time, Gonzalez attended author presentations, soaking up every drop of advice they had offered. But she says the highlight of that Sunday afternoon in 1984 was purchasing a bunch of used books that helped her dream beyond her wildest dreams. This year marks a full-circle moment for Gonzalez. Now a successful romance novelist, with two books under her belt, she’ll make her first appearance at the Miami Book Fair as a presenting author. Journalism and creative writing students at Florida Memorial University got a preview of Gonzalez’s presentation when she recently visited their Miami Gardens campus. While there, she spent more than an hour sharing her

journey as a little Haitian girl growing up in Port-au-Prince who moved to Miami and later studied law and, most recently, watched her lifelong dream as a novelist come to fruition. She has written “Exclusively Yours” (a Miami woman has a fling with her realtor boss) and “Unconditionally Mine” (an event planner deals with a cheating fiancé). Gonzalez represents what this book fair has meant for thousands of patrons, young and old, for more than three decades: exploring fantasies, gaining knowledge, discovering new beginnings, and simply having fun. Now it’s your turn. Gonzalez appears at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Miami Dade College Building 1, Centre Gallery.

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10. Former Wife of Miami’s First Black City Manager Recalls ‘Silent Struggle’ in Memoir By Michelle F. Solomon

ReadCaribbean schedule 12. Jabari Asim’s Poetry Provides Glimpse into the Truth of American History By Jasmen Rogers-Shaw

13. Critically-Acclaimed Play about Muhammad Ali Makes Miami Debut

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14. Vesey’s Garden Opens Old Wounds of Slavery By Josie Gulliksen

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Ex-NBA Star Explores Role of Athletes in Movement for Civil Rights, Social Justice By Dr. Marcus Bright

Etan Thomas

Former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas explores the world of athletes and activism in his book “We Matter: Athletes and Activism.” The book includes a wide variety of interviews with current and former professional athletes, executives, family members of victims of violence. It reads both as a survey of a variety of viewpoints on the activism of athletes and as a blueprint for athletes who are wondering how they may engage in the world of civil rights and social activism. In his book, Thomas writes that “over the past decade, we have witnessed an unprecedented number of athletes across all sports using their positions, their celebrity, and the power of their voices for change.” The book drills down on the variety of reasons why there has been an uptick in the number of athletes who are speaking up and engaging with issues related to political and social activism. Thomas provides several examples that counter the notion made by author William Rhodes and others that modern-era athletes are uninvolved and uninterested in political and social issues. Charges have been levied against many modern-day athletes that suggest they have bought into the selfish notion of individual advancement without caring about community upliftment. One of the “elephants in the room” that the book addresses up front is the degree to which athletes are willing to potentially lose endorsements or even their lucrative jobs.

The book covers a history of athletes like John Carlos who paid a severe career price for engaging in the movement for civil rights. Muhammed Ali had to make incredible career sacrifices for being vocal about his beliefs and being critical of U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam. His stances and refusal to be inducted into the army ultimately cost him his prime fighting years. He was a different fighter when he finally returned to the ring. Modern day athletes are frequently told that they would be committing career suicide by engaging in civil rights and to stay away from social activism so as not to be seen as too militant or radical. The punishment for stepping outside of the box and speaking out can be severe. This may explain the relative silence of many athletes who may believe that speaking out will jeopardize potentially lucrative career opportunities like endorsement deals. In spite of the risks, the book highlights how athletes are realizing the power of their elevated social status and celebrity. In many ways it has been untapped and could be channeled in ways to increase societal impact. The advent of social media has opened up new avenues of access to people that could potentially be mobilized around important issues. Thomas went into the dimensions of the many unique ways that athletes can influence various segments of society. He writes that “athletes have a unique ability to influence fashion, pop culture, and politics with their actions.”

Thomas told MIA magazine he wants the discussion to be inclusive of the families of the victims. An example is Jahvaris Fulton, the brother of Trayvon Martin, who talked about the impact of President Obama declaring on national television, “If I had a son he would look like Trayvon,” saying he felt like that was the tipping point. The book emphasized the importance of athletes and other prominent figures personalizing their interpretation of different tragedies that have transpired over the past few years. Dwayne Wade talked about the impact of Trayvon Martin in the book saying “being in Florida at the time and knowing that he was a big Miami Heat fan, we felt we had to make a statement and shed more light on the situation and figure out what we could do. We didn’t want this to be another incident that goes unseen and unnoticed and unheard.” Another theme that is prevalent throughout the book is the view by many in the dominant society that athletes should just be grateful, shut up, and play ball. There is a perception in some quarters that athletes are not subject to the same kind of discrimination and marginalization that many from their particular groups are subject to. NFL Hall of Famer and TV show host Shannon Sharpe expounded on this when talking about the criticism of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. Sharpe stated that “America couldn’t understand; I think their issue was more of ‘How could someone make millions of dollars and have the audacity to complain?’ Their point of

view was simply, ‘if you are making money, just make your money, be grateful, and be quiet.’ Colin Kaepernick said ‘yes, I’m making money, and a lot of money but what I see going on is unacceptable.’” Many athletes are undoubtedly deciding if they should weigh in and if so, to what extent. How discrete or “politically correct” should they be? There will almost certainly be a need for guidance for many athletes who are looking to be involved in movements for social change. Will they be open to guidance and direction from subject matter experts? Thomas made a point in the book that preparation is key when engaging these issues. Thomas advised young athletes “to not be afraid to speak your mind, but you have to know what you’re talking about. You must have the answer to the follow up question.” Athletes like NFL star Anquan Boldin have done that by going the extra mile to take the fight to Capitol Hill and press for policy changes. Boldin stated in the book that “a lot of guys were very surprised. They just didn’t know this was possible – to dialogue with actual lawmakers about making changes to the police system as a whole.” The wealth and platform that many athletes have amassed affords them a financial independence that most people do not have. The book suggests a broader responsibility should come with this status as they are the beneficiaries of the sacrifices made by those who came before them. “We Matter” delivers the message that the fortune and fame many athletes have garnered should not just be an end in itself, but it can be used as a platform to advance equity and social justice. Marcus Bright, Ph.D. is a scholar and activist. Etan Thomas will appear on a panel with Mark Leibovich and Steve Almond Sat., Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami, Building 3, Room 3209.


Kwame Alexander, Swing Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Swing, Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess present a free-verse poetic story that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice and take a swing at life. (Sat., Nov 17, 3:30 p.m., 2106) Ray Arsenault, Arthur Ashe: A Life is the first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis. Raymond Arsenault’s insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect. (Sun., Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., 8203) Fatimah Asghar, If They Come for Us Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer. She is the writer of Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights friendships between women of color. Asghar is a member of Dark Noise and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In her debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us, poet and co-creator of the Emmy- nominated web series Brown Girls, Fatimah Asghar, captures her


experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing. (Sat., 4:30 p.m., 6100) Jabari Asim, We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and The Art of Survival For eleven years, he was an editor at the Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture and social issues, and he has been the editor in chief of Crisis magazine, the NAACP's flagship journal of politics, culture and ideas, since 2007. We Can't Breathe disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that has resisted, survived, and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thoughtprovoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn’t depend on a narrative steeped in oppression but rather reveals black voices telling their own stories. (Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m., 7106) Michael Barnett is presently a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. The Rastafari Movement: A North American and Caribbean Perspective provides a historical and ideological overview of the Rastafari movement in the context

of its early beginnings in the island of Jamaica and its eventual establishment in other geographic locations. Building on previous scholarship and the author's own fieldwork, the text goes on to provide a rich comparative analysis of the Rastafari movement with other Black theological movements, specifically the Nation of Islam and the Black Hebrew Israelites in the context of the United States. (Sat., Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., 8301) Performance Poets celebrates and canonizes the words of Black women across the diaspora.. Mahogany L Browne, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumnae and the author of several books including Smudge and Redbone. She directs the poetry program of the Nuyorican Poets Café. Browne is one of the editors behind The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, an anthology the Latino Rebels call, “one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years.” Black Girl Magic continues and deepens the work of the first BreakBeat Poets anthology by focusing on some of the most exciting Black women writing today. This anthology breaks up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club, and asserts the truth that the cypher is a feminine form (Sat., Nov. 17, 11 a.m., 8203 & Sun., Nov. 18 10:30 a.m., 6100) Marianne Celano, Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to

answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives. Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. "Why did the police shoot that man?” "Can police go to jail?” (Sun., Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Mr. Wembley’s) Poet Dominique Christina’s Anarcha Speaks reimagines story of Anarcha, an enslaved Black woman, subjected to medical experiments by Dr. Marion Sims, more commonly known as the father of modern gynecology. Christina was a classroom teacher at the secondary and post-secondary level for ten years. She was the National Poetry Champion in 2011 and Women of the World Slam Champion in 2012 and 2014, selected by Tyehimba Jess as a National Poetry Series winner. In this provocative collection by award- winning poet and artist Christina enables Anarcha to tell her story without being relegated to the margins of history, as a footnote to Dr. Sims's life. These poems are a reckoning, a resurrection, and a proper way to remember Anarcha...and grieve her. (Sat., Nov. 17, 3 p.m., 6100) Anna Clark, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy The first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark's The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. (Sun., Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m., 7106)





Kevin Young’s ‘Brown’ Explores Black Culture, History through Poetry By William Hobbs

Kevin Young

Celebrated poet, essayist and professor Kevin Young takes full advantage of the inspiration that comes at him from his position as the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, New York. The world renowned repository for black memorabilia and cultural artifacts seems to sing between the lines of “Brown,” Young’s most recent collection of poems. “Brown” skates across rippling moments both tragic and heroic in black history and culture like a rock skimming the surface of a deep and murky pond. In between, where the rock is airborne, lay the unassuming charm in the quotidian, as in the wistful “De La Soul is Dead,” lifting the goings on of everyday people to the same poetic register. The offerings are divided into collections of what appear to be personal artifacts and moments of the author and findings discovered while out in the field as an archivist. The result: pieces like “Thataway” lulls readers closer with its matter of fact tone, only to jar with the charred, dismembered evidence of white terrorism that rings true today (“Triptych for Trayvon Martin”) just as it did in the early 1900s. Historic moments shine as “Lead Belly’s” undeniable stature (“Leadbelly’s Grave”) stands

If a teacher of Black culture and history could only give a book of poetry to its class of both old and young students, this would be the ideal find. alongside James Brown’s decisiveness (“James Brown at BB King’s on New Year’s”). Accounts of personal artifacts either acquired or rediscovered are chronicled, like the cherished poet’s autographed photo of Arthur Ashe (“Ashe”) or the purchase of punk/ska band Fishbone’s first album. Each crackle with poignancy at the turn of the page. “Rumble on the Jungle” studies the snapshot in time of Muhammad Ali in Zaire, arms up as he leans against the ropes, confusing both George Foreman and the world: “…he’s told no one his plan to rope- a-dope – /to bend in whatever wind./Foreman sends/or knocks out of him… The thumbs/of his oldfashioned boxing gloves/ upright like Ali/hopes to hitch a ride/to heaven” (10-21). Interspersed between the sections are epigraphs from the likes of Prince and pictures of Americana many would not link with Black life and culture, had it not been for the rugged truths of the blues (“Howlin Wolf”). The pictures bring the reader to thresholds that the poems coax the consciousness to enter. Young does the deceased Prince justice with “When You Were Mine,” a fitting poem only a Prince fan from way back to his early work (when he was only ours, as in black radio) could appreciate. He speaks of the artist’s brilliance long before the world deemed him a pop star via Purple Rain. If a teacher of Black culture and history could only give a book of poetry to its class of both old and young students, this would be the ideal find. Brown does the much needed job of drawing the Black culture and history of yesterday into

the not so distant moments of the past, blurring it all together as one chromatic truth in a world rife with generational divisions. It lets people whose true significance is forever obscured know that every moment they breathe, be it 10 years ago or to the last minute, is life that more than matters.

Dr. William Hobbs is a novelist, essayist, poet and chairman of the Humanities Department at Florida Memorial University. His novel, North of the Grove, is part of the Miami-Dade School curriculum. Kevin Young will appear, Sun., Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami, Building 6, room 6100.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 Tiana Clark, I Can’t Talk About the Trees without the Blood For poet Tiana Clark, trees will never be just trees. They will also and always be a row of gallows from which Black bodies once swung. This is an image that she cannot escape, but one that she has learned to lean into as she delves into personal and public histories, explicating memories and muses around race, elegy, family, and faith by making and breaking forms as well as probing mythology, literary history, her own ancestry, and, yes, even Rihanna. I Can’t Talk About the Trees without the Blood, because Tiana cannot engage with the physical and psychic landscape of the South without seeing the braided trauma of the broken past—she will always see blood on the leaves. (Sat., Nov. 17 4:30 p.m., 6100) Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. Clemmons was selected as a 5 under 35 Honoree by the National Book Foundation. Vogue calls her first book, What We Lose, “The debut novel of the year.” Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor— someone, or something, to love. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman’s understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction. (Sat., Nov. 17, 11 a.m., 8201) Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of


recognizing ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology) (Sat., Nov. 17, 11 a.m., 8203) Crystal M. Fleming How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance--and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change. How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. (Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., 2106) Ted Fox and James Otis Smith, Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater brings to life the theater’s legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City. (Sat., Nov 17, 3 p.m. Magic Screening Room) Carol Fulp, Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win explores how investing in a racially and ethnically diverse workforce will help make contemporary businesses more dynamic, powerful, and profitable.

Using detailed case histories of corporate cultures such as the NFL, Eastern Bank, John Hancock, Hallmark Health, and PepsiCo, as well as her own experiences in the workplace and in advising companies on diversity practice, Fulp demonstrates how people of different races and ethnicities represent an essential asset to contemporary companies and organizations. Carol Fulp is president and CEO of the Partnership, New England's premier organization dedicated to enhancing competitiveness by attracting, developing, and retaining multicultural professionals. Prior to joining The Partnership, Inc., she held executive roles at John Hancock Financial, WCVB (the ABC-TV Boston affiliate), and the Gillette Company. In 2010, President Obama appointed Fulp as a US representative to the sixty-fifth session of the UN's General Assembly. (Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., 2106) Nadine Gonzalez, Exclusively Yours & Unconditionally Mine Born in New York City, the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Eventually, she moved to Miami, Florida, and fell in love with the people, weather, and lifestyle. She started her first novel while in law school and her modern romances reflect this vibrant city and unique mix of cultures. (Sun., Nov. 18, 4:30pm, 1365) James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel, The Pardon, in 1994. He is now counsel at the law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and an adjunct professor of law and modern literature at the University of Miami School of Law. His novels are enjoyed world-wide in twenty-eight languages, and his novel Gone Again won the 2017 Harper Lee Prize in Legal Fiction. A Death in Live Oak: A

Jack Swyteck Novel is his latest novel. When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the University of Florida, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control of 1944. Are the chilling parallels purely coincidental? With each twist and turn, Jack is convinced that his client may be the victim of something even more sinister than the case presented by the state attorney. For Jack, it’s about the truth. And he’s determined to find it, no matter what the cost. (Sat., Nov 17, 11 a.m., 8302) Mona Hanna- Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a physician, scientist, and activist who has been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City is the dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, told, O: The Oprah Magazine writes, “with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller” an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona— accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders—proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. (Sun., Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m., 7106)





Reporter April Ryan Details White House Lies, Drama in Latest Book By Russell Motley

April Ryan

Just one day after White House correspondent April Ryan was interviewed for this story, rapper Kanye West invaded the Oval Office. In all fairness, he was invited there for lunch by the president. As news cameras rolled, a scatterbrained Kanye ranted from one topic to the next: Male energy. Love Hillary. Chiraq. Superman. Adidas deal. Trap door. Bipolar disorder. Sleep deprivation. Kanye’s mind boggling, unpredictable performance — as he sported a red “Make America Great Again” hat — no doubt had him trending on Twitter. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted: “What might be the craziest day in the craziest @WhiteHouse to date.” That same night, during his opening monologue, Kimmel recalled watching Ryan live on CNN breaking down Kanye’s breakdown. “April Ryan, who’s a very tough, very sharp reporter, was somehow able to get a major inside scoop,” Kimmel said before tossing to a clip of Ryan’s CNN report, which interestingly included details of her text message exchange with singer and reality-show star Ray J. “[Ray J] said, ‘I think that it’s great, a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs and artists to talk one-on-one with the President of the United States of America,” Ryan

reported for CNN on the White House lawn. “As Ray J watched [Kanye on] CNN, he did say he was a little concerned.” That’s when Kimmel went in for the kill. “Ray J is a little concerned,” Kimmel quipped, followed by laughter from his live studio audience. “The guy who made a sex tape [in 2003] with Kanye’s wife is concerned. And why does April Ryan have Ray J’s number? That we may never know.” One thing we do know is that Ryan is fed up with all the lies and antics spewing from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which she chronicles in her latest book. Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House is her account of a presidential administration at odds with the media and a particular Black female journalist from Baltimore who has worked as the White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks since the Clinton administration. Ryan, 51, has covered this beat for more than two decades, positioning herself as a fixture in the White House press room where she has routinely exercised her First Amendment right and grilled the last four presidents.

Not even two years into the Trump administration, Ryan’s 171-page book was born as part of a well-documented attempt to “shed a bright light in the dark spaces,” as Under Fire's introduction suggests. “This administration is so different from any other administration that I’ve covered,” said Ryan in a phone interview with Legacy magazine. “Their idea of Freedom of the Press is so awful. I don’t understand how we are free when they try to muzzle us and try to tell us what we can and cannot say, which is crazy.” To say Ryan is offended when Donald Trump refers to the media as “the enemy of the people” is an understatement. In fact, she blames Trump for contributing to what she calls a toxic environment. “At the end of the day, it’s not about a Black reporter or a White reporter,” Ryan told Legacy magazine. “It’s about the fact that the American public is not getting the information that they deserve. They’re bullying the press so we don’t deliver the information that we have. This president is trying to push the press away.” Of course, race cannot be overlooked. Is Trump a racist? Absolutely, Ryan asserts in her book.

After more than a year in office, she points out that Trump can only tout one Black agenda item: the decline of the Black unemployment rate, which although decreased is still twice as high as that of White America. But wasn’t Trump’s reality show partner-in-crime, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, supposed to keep the president’s finger on the pulse of Black America? Ryan’s account of what went down between her and Omarosa in the West Wing reads like a political TV drama during sweeps. In this juicy “scene,” Ryan questions Omarosa about why she told then-press secretary Sean Spicer not to call on her during the White House press briefings. “When I confronted her, she went into full Apprentice mode in less than a second,” Ryan recalled in Under Fire. “She was incredibly animated, moving her neck and body, acting a fool. She screamed so loudly I thought she was trying to get the president to come jump in the argument.” This is the same Omarosa who, according to Ryan, had asked her to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Ryan never responded. All of this stress and drama has taken a toll on Ryan, mentally and physically. She writes about often feeling sick just doing her job. Still, if given the opportunity, Ryan said she’d jump at the chance for a one-on-one interview with Trump. However, this veteran journalist is stumped when asked what would be her first question for the president. “I don’t know. I really don’t know,” she said. “But it will be pertaining to the job.” April Ryan appears at the Miami International Book Fair on Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd floor, Room 3210), 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Tickets ($15) will be required for admission to this presentation. Visit miamibookfair.com to purchase tickets.



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Former Wife of Miami’s First Black City Manager Recalls ‘Silent Struggle’ in Memoir By Michelle F. Solomon

Antonia Williams-Gary

"My story tells about my path to freedom from harmful attachments, starting with my

divorce and followed by a decade-long journey toward peace and serenity," writes Antonia Williams-Gary in her book Reclaimed. Her book is a soul laid bare, something she says she needed to do in order to heal herself after a 23-year-long marriage to a powerful man who kept her under his thumb in a cycle of emotional abuse. Williams-Gary calls herself her husband's "helpmate," i.e. a "good wife," in the book. The wife of the now late Howard Gary, Miami's first African-American city manager, Williams-Gary was successful in her

own rite. She humbly tells of her attending college at Marymount in Tarrytown, N.Y., as one of only four black girls in her class, and completing her master's degree in city and regional planning at the George Sternlieb School for Urban Studies, Livingston College, an offshoot of Rutgers University. She worked for Miami-Dade County as a community organizer and planner, among other careers and roles with nonprofit groups in the city. Yet, as her public façade appeared storybook in nature, behind the mask she said she was living a double life. Williams-Gary says it took her a while, however, to realize she was suffering from emotional abuse in her marriage. “I just thought that was a way of life, the dealing and coping and reacting and protecting myself from what I now know was an obviously abusive relationship,” she said.

It was after her divorce, she reveals, that she ascertained the extent of trauma, when a friend read a letter that husband, Howard, had written during negotiation for property settlement. "She said that I was being abused; that she could see from the letter the nature of the abuse. I said to her, 'No. He never hit me,'" she recalled thinking. Through research she came to admit that her experiences did fall under the often referred to Power and Control Wheel of emotional abuse (See Reclaimed). "I experienced every single one of the tactics that bullies and people who are emotionally abusive use: coercion, intimidation, threats, withholding of affection and finances, using children," she says. The book also is an honest reflection of cultural mores. "The African-American community, especially those with higher education, is very conservative,”

she exclaimed. “We are socially conservative, we are religiously conservative, and so we don't talk about these things. We don't put our business in the street, so to speak. I think that kind of attitude, at least in my particular case and for some other women I've spoken to since writing the book, prevents us from treating certain issues. We keep it quiet or we talk amongst ourselves or we share bad information. We don't get the help we need. I think that's changing now." Antonia Williams-Gary will read from her book "Reclaimed" at the Miami Book Fair, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Miami Dade College, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor), Miami. Visit www.miamibookfair.com for more information. Antonia Williams-Gary will appear Sun., Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami, Building 8, room 8202.

ReadCaribbean Adds Spice, Diversity to the Miami International Book Fair ReadCaribbean is a program featuring extensive Caribbean- specific events, including readings and panel discussions, children’s writers to inspire young readers, book signings, storytelling and music, plus publishers at the Street Fair. When appropriate, author events will take place in Creole (with simultaneous translation into English). ReadCaribbean is a Miami Book Fair Year-Round program created with the support of the Green Family Foundation and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. For more information, contact M.J. Fievre, Program Coordinator, at lominybooks@gmail.com or 954-391-3398. NOV. 18: PANELS SPOKEN IN ENGLISH 11:30 a.m., Room 8301 Room 8303 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] AFTER IRMA, AFTER MARIA: CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITING THE STORMS In this panel, four Caribbean writers

reflect on the devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria to many Caribbean islands whose economies rely on tourism; they pay considerable attention to the Caribbean bodies caught in the crosscurrents of a catastrophic natural history. With Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Loretta Collins Klobah (Puerto-Rico), Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands), and Jessica Pabón-Colón (Puerto-Rico). 1:30 p.m., Room 8301 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] UNKNOWN HISTORIES OF THE CARIBBEAN This panel will discuss how writers from the Caribbean have attempted to construct alternative images of the present and future from the histories of slavery and colonialism that haunt the Caribbean and its diasporas. In parallel with these invented stories, archival registers give unexpected details of the unknown histories of the Caribbean and allow for scrupulously researched literary works to emerge alongside tales of imagination.

3:30 p.m., Room 8301 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] MURDER AND MAYHEM IN THE CARIBBEAN – Writers with roots in Cuba, Grenada, Jamaica, and Trinidad present masterful and unvarnished literary crime fiction and wildly transgressive noir from the Caribbean. Moderated by Manny Duran. 5:30 p.m., Room 8303 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] READING JAMAICA Reading stories that explore such themes as racial identity, gender and sexuality, family and alienation, exile and history, this panel brings to life the richness and diversity of writing from and/or about Jamaica. Moderated by Geoffrey Philp, author of Garvey’s Ghost. NOV 18: PANELS SPOKEN IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, AND HAITIAN CREOLE 11:30 a.m., Room 8301 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] HAITIAN IDENTITIES AND CARIB-

BEAN AESTHETICS This panel of four Haitian women writers will address the impact of their Haitian and Haitian-American identity(ies) on their writing and the ways they navigate (hyper)visibility and erasure to honor Caribbean aesthetics. Moderated by Edwidge Danticat. [In English with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole] 1:30 p.m., Room 8301 [Building 8, 3rd Floor] COMPELLING STORIES FROM THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN Writers from the French Caribbean create and chisel narratives that are vibrant and compelling as their Caribbean identity shapes and informs the stories they choose to tell. This panel will focus on choices writers make in telling and reporting stories that embody the depth and breadth of French-Caribbean life and imagination. [In French with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole]

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 Michael K. Honey, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for "nonviolent resistance" to all forms of oppression, including the economic injustice. (Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. , 7106) Natalie Hopkinson, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance is a meditation in the spirit of John Berger and bell hooks on art as protest, contemplation, and beauty in politically perilous times. (Sat., Nov. 17, 12 p.m., 7128) Tiffany D. Jackson, Monday’s Not Coming As 8th grader Claudia digs deeper into her friend Monday’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw her. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? Tiffany is also the author of winner Allegedly, named one of the Best YA Books of 2017 by Kirkus Review, School library Journal, NY ad Chicago Public Library, Texas Library Association, and nominated for a NAACP Image award. (Sun., Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., MDC Live Arts Lab) Tayari Jones, An American Marriage (An Oprah Book Club selection Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy


is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. (Tues., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., Chapman) Tera W. Hunter, Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. Uncovering the experiences of African American spouses in plantation records, legal and court documents, and pension files, Tera W. Hunter reveals the myriad ways couples adopted, adapted, revised, and rejected white Christian ideas of marriage. Setting their own standards for conjugal relationships, enslaved husbands and wives were creative and, of necessity, practical in starting and supporting families under conditions of uncertainty and cruelty. A Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University, Hunter's first book, To Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War, won the H. L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association, the Letitia Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women’s Historians and the Book of the Year Award in 1997 from the International Labor History Association. (Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., 7106) Jim Jordan is an author and historian living in South Carolina. He is the author of the novels Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia and Penny Savannah: A Tale of Civil War in Georgia. Mr. Jordan has

published articles in the Georgia Historical Quarterly and the Journal of Military History. He is the author of The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade (University of Georgia Press). In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans to Jekyll Island, Georgia. This book presents his “Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book.” These seventy long-lost letters shed light on the lead-up to the Civil War from the remarkable perspective of a troubled, and troubling figure. (Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., 7106) A former reporter for the Charlotte Observer, Pam Kelley has won honors from the National Press Club and the Society for Features Journalism. She contributed to a subprime mortgage exposé that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She is the author of Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South. Meet Money Rock. He’s young. He’s charismatic. He’s generous, often to a fault. He’s one of Charlotte’s most successful cocaine dealers, and that’s what first prompted veteran reporter Pam Kelley to craft this riveting social history—by turns action-packed, uplifting, and tragic—of a striving African American family, swept up and transformed by the 1980s cocaine epidemic. This gripping tale, populated with characters both big-hearted and flawed, shows how social forces and public policies— racism, segregation, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration—help shape individual destinies. Money Rock is a deeply American story, one that will leave readers reflecting on the near impossibility of making lasting change, in our lives and as a society, until we reckon with the sins of our past. (Sat., Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m., 3209) Sarah Kendzior The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, race relations, gentrification, media bias,


and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat. (Sat., Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m., 2106) Gilbert King Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found is the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret. (Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., 3314) Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts are professors at California State University, Fresno and are co-authors of Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, a book that strikes at the heart of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere. Examining public rituals, controversial monuments, and whitewashed historical tourism, Denmark Vesey’s Garden tracks these two rival memories from the Civil War all the way to contemporary times, where two segregated tourism industries still reflect these opposing impressions of the past, exposing a hidden dimension of America’s deep racial divide. (Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., 7106) James W. Loewen, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism The Washington Post Book World calls Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of “sundown towns”— almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. (Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m., 7106)




Asim’s Poetry Provides Glimpse into the Truth of American History Jasmen Rogers-Shaw

Jabari Asim

Poignant and poetic, “We Can’t Breathe” is a necessary collection of essays that serves as sankofa: a reflection on the past to build towards a better future for Black folks in America. In each essay, author Jabari Asim takes the reader through a descriptive rendering of Black culture and American history, while bringing lessons forward for movements to come. The short essay form has allowed Asim to “get in and get out” without wearing out his welcome with his readers and is still packed with melodic musings. Even the title, “We Can’t Breathe” becomes a bridge of both past, present, and future. Asim references Ronald Fair, who first used “We Can’t Breathe” as the title of his literary work in 1972. In a recent interview, Asim said, “It’s almost as if [Fair] anticipated Eric Garner decades earlier.” Asim also noted with the prevalence of #BlackLivesMatter in recent years, there is a necessary acknowledgement that “African Americans have been constantly pushing back against one particular narrative about police brutality, past and present.” With conversations about police violence, Black families, “white lies,” and American violence, “We Can’t Breathe” is by no means an easy read. But coupled with the

recognition of this country’s history of colonization and genocide, this book is also celebration of resistance, struggle, and hope for the future. With his vivid literary style, Asim very easily draws the reader in to the psyche of every Black person in America, who is trying to find their way through surviving and into thriving. From the first essay, “Getting it Twisted,” it is apparent Asim is focused on building a common story with his Black readers, referring to the “ancestral wisdom” that ties all of our stories together. In “The Elements of Strut,” Asim uses the freedom of the “strut,” the flow of bodies through time and space, as an analogy for how Black folks history in this country “complicates our strut.” Once again highlighting the multi-faceted impacts of white supremacy on the freedom of Black people. Asim closes out “We Can’t Breathe” by admonishing “allies” with “lukewarm acceptance” and Black folks clinging to respectability as a means to victory, in his final essay, “Of Love and Struggle.” “We Can’t Breath” demands a recognition of the responsibility of writers and storytellers to “compose with fury.” Throughout this reading, Asim recognizes the lifelong struggle of Black liberation and combating white supremacy is a work that seems hopeless and debilitating, but also asserts we must “counter being totally despondent, because that’s what our oppressors want.” He goes on to say, “They want to break our spirits…. That is the opposite of resistance… At some point, [America is] going to have address the issue of Blackness and oppression” Throughout, it will be very clear to all readers, “we have to honor the tradition and the heritage [of Blackness], and that heritage is of endurance and survival.” When asked about his responsibility through his literary works, Asim says, “I am giving young people the history. I’m not telling

them what to do with it.” “We Can’t Breathe” is a glimpse into the truth of American History, devoid of “white lies,” centering the stories and resilience of Black bodies and a necessary conversation start for every person interested in the work of dismantling white supremacy. Jasmen Rogers-Shaw is a community organizer in South Florida,

focusing on issues of racial and gender justice. Email: jasmen.m.rogers@gmail.com Twitter: @beautyofthesoul Jabari Asim will appear Sun., Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami, Building 7, room 7106.



Critically-Acclaimed Play about Muhammad Ali Makes Miami Debut By Kallan Louis

Director Carl Cofield

After the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals in 2012 and 2013, Miami’s Big 3: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh partied at Miami Beach nightclubs. As they popped bottles with famous friends like rapper Drake, they could have celebrated anywhere in Miami. This was not the case, however, during the period of segregation in the 1960s. That is the subject of Kemp Powers’ “One Night in Miami,” the 2013 critical-acclaimed play, which has finally made its way to the 305 where the setting of the story took place. On February 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali, still Cassius Clay at the time, defeated Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Center to gain his first world heavyweight boxing title. Jim Crow laws prohibited Black people from lodging on South Beach, so the 22 year-old heavyweight champ celebrated with his friends: Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and NFL running back Jim Brown, at the historic Hampton House Motel in the Brownsville district. As its inspiration, “One Night in Miami” shares a fictional, but realistic conversation that could have occurred when these legends met up that night.

“People are going to come into the theater with their opinion of who these guys are,” said Carl Cofield, the play’s director. “I don’t think they are going to know that these are four men coming together, almost like in dorm room setting, telling their fears, their aspirations, their hopes and dreams. We see a vulnerability in these men.” The play premiered in Los Angeles in 2013. It then made its way to Denver, Baltimore, London, and South Africa. Kemp tapped Cofield, a Miami native and graduate from Miami New World School of the Arts, and the University of Miami, to direct the premiere. Now he has the opportunity to direct its homecoming. “It’s a great joy to be able to share this incredible story in Miami, in the place where everything happened,” Cofield said. “This isn’t just Miami history. This is American history.” Kieron J. Anthony portrays Clay. Also a University of Miami graduate, he is a former track athlete and pre-med student turned actor. Cofield reached out to see if Anthony would be interested in being cast as Clay. “As I was speaking to Carl on the phone about the role, I was looking at paintings of Muhammad Ali in my apartment in New York,” Anthony said. “It was a surreal moment. I have books, magazine covers and have seen just about every documentary about his life. I have been an avid fan, not just as an athlete, but what he represented.” Leon Thomas III, former Nickelodeon star and Grammy-Award winning singer, plays Sam Cooke. Esau Pritchett portrays Jim Brown, and Jason Delane depicts Malcolm X. Following production, the play’s set will be displayed at the Historic Hampton House. “A Night in Miami” runs now through Nov. 18 at The Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. Tickets can be purchased at www.colonymb.org.

The top photo shows Malcolm X taking a picture of Muhammad Ali at the Hampton House Hotel in Miami. The bottom photo reenacts that scene with the cast of “One Night in Miami” and director Carl Cofield (center).

The cast of "One Night in Miami: (l-r) Leon Thomas III (Sam Cooke), Kieron Anthony (Cassius Clay), Jason Delane (Malcolm X), Esau Pritchett (Jim Brown).





Vesey’s Garden Opens Old Wounds of Slavery By Josie Gulliksen

Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts

Immersing themselves in the culture of Charleston, South Carolina is how authors Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts were able to unlock the compelling, and oftentimes disturbing history of slavery. Only then could they produce a book like “Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy.” They begin with an introduction that immediately brings the violence of slavery and hatred to the forefront and present day. They describe in

detail how the June 2015 shootings by Dylann Roof at the AME Church in Charleston unfolded. It was imperative to Kytle and Roberts to begin their book this way and automatically set the tone for what was to come. “The murders were a horrific reminder of the stakes involved in getting historical memory right — in dispelling the myth that slavery was good and beneficial for the enslaved,” said Kytle and Roberts. What comes next is a chronological order of the rollercoaster that was slavery in Charleston over the next 150 years. Part I titled “Emancipation and Reconstruction” takes a heart wrenching look at life in a Charleston where African-Americans eventually had freedom and the adjustment (or lack thereof) by White Americans to that fact. “During Reconstruction, African Americans enjoyed political power and were thus able to ensure that

unvarnished memories of slavery were preserved and perpetuated in the public sphere,” they said. However, the disturbing rise and eventual cementing of the Jim Crow era and the horrific laws that accompanied this era make up Parts II and III. They examine the attempt to enact a new form of slavery and take Charleston back to the Civil War days. Their unfortunate success in incorporating the Jim Crow laws meant that blacks were stripped of their temporary political power. Those years saw Charleston awash in Confederate flags and a return to the belief that slavery was a justified way of life, all led by White Charlestonians. In the meantime, African-American journalists were fighting to reveal the truth and gain freedom once again. That comes in the final section, Part IV titled “Civil Rights Era and Beyond,” which is divided into “We Shall Overcome” and “Segregating

the Past.” In that final section, the authors tackle the ongoing battle of Charlestonians who whitewash the truth about slavery and uncovering the true horror of slavery. It’s in that final part of the book where they detail the stark difference in Charleston’s historical tourism industry and the still current divide between traditional tours that whitewash slavery and black heritage tours which present an unvarnished memory of it as the brutal and pervasive institution that it was. “Our interest in how Charlestonians have remembered slavery started with these tours, and our subsequent research led us back to the end of the Civil War, when the battle between these two rival memories began,” said Kytle and Roberts. Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts will appear Sun., Nov. 18, 11 a.m., Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami, Building 7, room 7106.

Miami Book Fair | The Porch 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:00 p.m. The Light’s On At The Porch The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, an outdoor photo exhibit highlighting 35 years of the Fair, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! 6:00 p.m. Latin-Grammy Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer’s spins his unique Miami sound, "Electrópico", a fusion of electronica and music born between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn that includes Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Cumbia, Dancehall, Merengue, and Kuduro. Monday, November 12, 2018 5:00 p.m. Transoceanic Video Exchange: A selection of video art by artists practicing in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. 6:00 p.m. Short films presented by

Miami-based Caribbean artist collective, Third Horizon. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:30 p.m. BLCK Bar: Part mixology, part mixer, this spirit-filled demonstration features master mixologist Clyde Thompson (The Social Club, Zest, Wynwood Diner). 7:00 p.m. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 PM O, Miami’s “Palace out of Paragraphs: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction”, a series of readings that focuses on the intersection of prose and poetry: the prose poem or flash fiction. 7:00 PM LIZBO, an experimental arts and culture center (and spa), LIZBO showcases artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives from around the world. 7:30 PM Montañé, is an experimen-

tal sound project by interdisciplinary Puerto Rican artist Rafael Vargas Bernard. 8:00 PM Jenna Balfe is a dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the environment. 8:30 PM Dog Heat, featuring Eddy and Gregorio Alvarez, is driven by primal beats, droning bass-lines, cathartic vocals, and visceral antics. Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:00 p.m. The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers and the Biscayne Poet! Friday, November 16, 2018 10:00 a.m. Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets! 1 p.m. WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!: Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news—as they do every Friday on WLRN—live and in person! 5:00 p.m. Happy Friday, with music,

food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. Coming together in mind, body and spirit with Sacred Place for a guided meditation session. 1:00 p.m. The Remyz performs a fusion of funk and blues by a group of local talented young musicians with jazz, r&b, and gospel roots 3:00 p.m. Powerhouse reggae band Jahfe reflects Miami’s diverse music scene. Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:00 a.m. Coming together in mind, body and spirit with Sacred Place for a guided meditation session. 1:00 p.m. Come meet Ample Samples! Members of Suenalo, Afrobeta, Shenzi, Aaron Lebos Reality, PRD Mais and The Goodnites are led by OIGO's Adrian Gonzalez in an epic jam session that juxtaposes classic rock and pop songs with afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms.





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