For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is ...
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf. Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with actors Paula Larke and Barbara Alston about their current performances in a production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf, three performances from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf (two by Paula Larke, one by Barbara Alston); an 'Open Platform' debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (lecturer at New York University), and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), and the 'Say Brother News' with Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung. Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; White's report features an interview with jazz musician Dexter Gordon. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Eric Himes.
Fritz Wetherbee profiles Katie Portis (President of Women, Inc.). Wetherbee reports that ...
Fritz Wetherbee profiles Katie Portis (President of Women, Inc.). Wetherbee reports that Women, Inc. is a service organization in Dorchester that provides housing, treatment, and other services for poor and drug dependent women. Wetherbee notes that one of the goals of Women, Inc. is to provide support for single mothers who want to keep their children. Wetherbee interviews Portis. Portis talks about the organization and her reasons for starting it. Wetherbee profiles a resident at the Women's Inc. house. In an interview, the resident talks about the help she has received from the organization. Wetherbee interviews Diana Christmas (residential counselor) and Linda Galloway (resident at the Women, Inc. house) about the organization. Wetherbee's report is accompanied by footage of the interior and exterior of the Women, Inc. house.