Monday, November 8, 2010

Job Opps for Creatives, Nina Simone Lives, and Liberated Muse in New York

Visit Felicia Pride's Backlist for Job Opportunities
Liberated Muse member Felicia Pride's company Backlist has a new resource online to provide paid job opportunities for educators and creatives. Check out this week's list of opportunities here. Job opportunities this week include work positions with the American Poetry Museum, O Magazine, the Metropolitan Opera and more!

Nina Simone Lives On

So, last night, soul divas Ledisi, Jill Scott, Kelly Price and Marcia Ambrosius tackled the Nina Simone classic "Four Women" on the BET program "Black Girls Rock".

Amazing is an understatement to how beautiful the collaboration was. Check it out for yourself below and visit DC's own Saartjie Project to learn about their upcoming performance that was inspired by the song. If you are in a blogging mood, we would love to hear your feedback about the movie "For Colored Girls" that opened last week and also featured the song "Four Women" during its commercials, the song is on the movie's soundtrack. Write a blog on about the movie, we'd love to read it!

Liberated Muse in New York

Moon presenting in 2008
Liberated Muse's co-founder Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman was in Bronx, New York this past Saturday to facilitate a workshop for the annual conference Mosaic Literary Conference. Moon has participated in the Mosaic Literary Conference as a facilitator since 2008, presenting various strategies on how to connect young people with literature. Participants in her workshop this year included a wonderful assortment of talented creatives, including author and activist Lora Rene Tucker, writer and arts therapist L'Oreal Snell, and spoken word artist Luis Bernard.

Liberated Muse Volume II: Book of the Creatives

The second book in the Liberated Muse series will profile ten successful visual, literary and performance artists who have created avenues for themselves, inspiring other artists following in their path. The book provides creatives-in-training with an in-depth look at how living an authentic life involves a willingness to take risks and stay authentic despite some of life's toughest hardships. Due for release Summer 2011. Call for literary and visual art for the anthology Liberated Muse Volume III: Insanely Free is COMING SOON. You can still buy the first anthology in the series, it's available here on

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