THE STORY: THE TALENTED TENTH spans the life and career of Bernard Evans, a successful African American radio executive whose midlife crisis has reached critical mass. A civil rights activist and Howard University graduate, Bernard settled into a comfortable life and reaped the benefits of a successful professional career, enjoying a state of prosperity and power. But something is missing, and Bernard is determined to reclaim the part of his life he feels he has lost.
“Wesley makes a compelling statement about the guilts, doubts and compromises of those African Americans who have escaped the soul-deadening grind of economic marginalism and achieved—at least ostensibly—the American dream. …Wesley’s dialogue is epigrammatically brilliant, his drama far-ranging and moving, his themes universal.” —LA Times.