Carole Ione Lewis, also known as Ione, is an author, playwright and poet whose works include Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color (New York: Harlem Moon Classics / Broadway Books, 2004); Nile Night; Remembered Texts from the Deep, (New York: Deep Listening Publications, 2008), and Listening in Dreams: This is a Dream! (New York: Ministry of Maåt Publications 2007). She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King; The Return of a Warrior and the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him. She is currently writing a sequel to her memoir, Pride of Family. Ione is Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. and Director of the Ministry of Maåt, Inc.
Leighla Frances Whipper, author, songwriter, and restaurateur, was born on September 22, 1913 in Athens, Georgia into a prestigious family that encompassed the wide ranging areas of literature, theater, medicine, and social activism. Leighla was the daughter of the noted Hollywood actor Leigh Whipper and … Read MoreLeighla Frances Whipper (1913-2008)