WE SPEAK FOR THE UNHEARD VOICES


“An Artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” 

-Nina Simone-


WHAT WE DO

We are an artistic movement that spans across countries and continents, in which Black narratives are told by and in complete control by Black Artists with the mission in mind to empower all audiences.

Our mission is to empower artists of color and the communities they are a part of. 
We empower black artists to be activist and to transform their neighborhoods through their art. 
We aim to create lasting changes in how artists view how their voice serves to better their lives, their communities, and ultimately the world that surrounds them.       

Black Lives, Black Words

Black Lives, Black Words aims to explore the black diaspora experiences in some of the largest multicultural cities in the world, Chicago, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Baltimore, DC, London, UK and more to investigate the question ‘Do black lives matter today?’ This initiative is committed to giving Black Playwrights control of their own narratives and building a global discussion throughout the diaspora. 

Playwriting as Activism

ACTIVISM consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, and/or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society.
MEMBERS OF BLBW ARE AVAILABLE TO TEACH INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP WHICH WILL COVER:
-The history and relevance of playwriting as activism
-The role of playwright in community activism as preacher, politician and prophet
-Focus on examining the events taking place in our communities that concern us

College Takeovers

Black Lives, Black Words works with college students to empower them to become future activists and arts leaders by providing them the tools to produce, direct, and write works that speak on the Black Diasporic experience.