Darlene Solomon Rodgers (AKA Blacque Butterfly) is a spoken word artist, singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist. Her love for the arts has allowed her to explore several layers of her calling. Be it spoken word, motivational speaking, singing, theater, event planning or promoting she has allowed the Creator to use her ministry to inspire others to follow their calling. Her art crosses and closes cultural boundaries as she has shared stages with national recording artists from Dead Prez to Peter Yarrow. Her mission is to make good music and to elevate her audience to a higher level of consciousness. She performs a’capella, acoustic or with a full band. Blacque Butterfly is a native Oregonian, born and raised in NE Portland. She is the author of “Black girl can I comb your hair” and selected poetry.