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Tag Archive for ‘The Black Pages’

Black Valentine Series: #3 George and Marcia Williams (Gifted Productions)…40 years of romance during the easy times and hard times, too

In honor of the combination of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day week, I’m running a “Black Valentine” series to profile several of the most vibrant Black couples I’ve met in St. Louis. I met Marcia at a Black Community Empowerment Workshop run by Howard Denson of the Black Pages. Marcia is the creative drive […]

Black Valentine Series: #1 The Denson’s Shared Passion Keeps Love Alive in Long Marriage

In honor of the combination of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day week, I’m running a “Black Valentine” series to profile several of the most vibrant Black couples I’ve met in St. Louis. We begin with Howard and Vickie Denson, the force behind the St. Louis Black Pages. Howard is an art collecting maven of […]

About Town in St. Louis: Orchids, Empowerment for the Black Community, and abstract art

Photo from www.1920s-fashions.co.uk/reddress.htm I mention the racial demographics of these three events to point out the segregated nature (still!) of St. Louis life, especially social life. ORCHIDS AT THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN.Friday night at the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show, member night…through March 15, 2009. “Henry’s Garden” features 800 orchids from one of the world’s […]