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Crystal C. Mercer

NEW ALBUM: Black Glow Matters

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A conjuring of poetry, legacy, and soul, Black Glow Matters is a melodic concoction of African rhythms and Southern charm. This spoken word EP is a soundtrack of the Diaspora…. combined with sounds and my tales from the Motherland. Lovingly, the voice of my late father, Attorney Christopher C. Mercer, Jr., interludes on each song. The Black Glow is generational! 

Produced by EDWVN. Recorded in Ghana. Vocals EDWVN & Crystal C. Mercer. Additional Production, Mixed, and Mastered by QNote. Video Production by JCole Lansden Films. 

The significance of the May 17th release date is to honor the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown vs. The Board of Education Topeka, Kansas, in 1954 that deemed segregation in schools unconstitutional. That is also the very same day when my father received his license to practice law, passing the bar with the highest score in his class. My art and activism will always honor the rich legacy he left behind.  A special thanks to my friends and family from all over the world who have supported me, my crew in Ghana, the block that raised me; Southwest Little Rock, and to my parents. I know my late Poppa Bear would be proud. 

#BlackGlowMatters streaming EVERYWHERE. 

#Poetry #Music #Ghana #Worldwide #LittleRock #WhenYouGotThatGlow 

Black create(her), Artist, and Activist, Crystal C. Mercer is a keep(her) of Black Culture utilizing theatre, poetry, and textiles to communicate ancestral messages and tell social justice narratives.

Crystal C. Mercer

Crystal C. Mercer

The create(her)

A Black Create(her), businesswoman and conduit for culture and community, CrystalC.Mercer is a celebrated artist, activist, and public servant.She utilizes theatre, poetry, and textiles to communicate ancestral messages and tell social justice narratives.

Crystal C. Mercer

The create(her)

is just a little girl from Little Rock , Arkansas. An all-around AfroCreative, Mercer is a Black, Queer Textile Artist, Actor, Activist, Poet, Playwright, Published Author, Found(her) and Executive Director of A BLACK SPACE, and Lead Designer and Merchant of Mercer Textile Mercantile.  Mercer is the recipient of grants from PEN America and the Dramatist Guild Foundation, which help her continue her charge as a storyteller and a keeper of the culture. She is a graduate of the Clinton School of Public Service (MPS).

Mercer’s past credits include a number of plays, musicals, and performances in Arkansas, off-Broadway in NewYork ,and internationally in Canterbury, England and Accra,Ghana. She fuses arts and activism by using theatre, poetry, and textiles to tell social justice narratives, through merchandising artifacts of the culture and storytelling, with an emphasis of uplifting voices of color and making marginalized populations visible.

A dedicated public servant, a woman of many creative talents, and the daughter of legendary late civil rights lawyer, Attorney Christopher C. Mercer,Jr., she honors the legacy of her father by using artistic mediums as a tool for empowerment ,education ,and social justice.  From Little Rock, Arkansas to Accra, Ghana, Mercer has made an international impact as an artist and an activist.

A gem from The Natural State , Mercer is always looking for the next adventure that will unearth her poetic, textile, and dramatic magic.

Activated by arts and activism…She knows, shows, and cares about what’s going on in the hood.

Watch Black Glow Matters, a short film (May 17, 2020)

Download Black Glow Matters, EP

Buy From Cotton to Silk: The Magic of Black Hair (Et Alia Press, Spring 2021)