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Black Man of Happiness

In Pursuit of My Inalienable Right

Come celebrate a pathbreaking new angle on the lives of African American men ... As Pharrell’s “Happy” becomes an irresistible global soundtrack, President Obama pledges to be My Brother’s Keeper, and foundations invest millions of dollars into programs for Black men, The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Unalienable Right’ is a jazzy journal & unprecedented meditation that ranges in scope from Thomas Jefferson’s era to the Digital Age in search of the answer to the simple, startling question, What is a happy Black man?

Powerful, poetic essays explore one man's journey from childhood in Southeast D.C. to adulthood as a nationally published writer, educator, and respected cultural worker in LA.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7-9 pm
@ Ben Caldwell's KAOS Network
4343 Leimert Park Boulevard, LA, CA 90008
info: 323-385-3536

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Launch Party Celebration Co-presented by:

  • The Black Man of Happiness Project
  • Abel Salas and Brooklyn & Boyle
  • Ben Caldwell's KAOS Network
  • Anansi Writers Workshop @ The World Stage
  • Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Executive Director, ArtworxLA
  • Linda Yudin & Luiz Badaro, Artistic Directors, Viver Brasil
  • Richard May, Artist & Educator
  • Dean Ligon Entertainment

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