Director Richard Barber Interview on The Black Man Can Website

May 15, 2012

The Black Man Can is a website that seeks to actively promote a positive black male image.  Richard got to speak with them recently about the importance of The Whole Gritty City and what it means to kids to have positive role models right in front of them in the classroom or band room, every single day.

http://theblackmancan.org/?p=2989

Twitter Profile Now Active

March 13, 2012

With more news about the film coming up on the horizon, we're now getting our Twitter feed going.  This week we're going to start posting weekly quotes from some of the band directors and students who will appear in "The Whole Gritty City".  You can see short versions on Twitter, and the full quotes with attributions on our Facebook page.

Check us out on Twitter: @wholegrittycity

Happy Mardi Gras 2012!

February 16, 2012

If you're in New Orleans, be sure to watch for the bands featured in "The Whole Gritty City": O. Perry Walker High School (band director Wilbert Rawlins Jr.), The Roots of Music (band director Lawrence Rawlins, founder Derrick Tabb). And check out the G.W. Carver Band, led by another of our featured band directors, Lonzie Jackson.