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The Most Courageous Civil Rights Leader in the South: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

10/06/2011

We, of the African-American community in the United States, have encountered another unfortunate great loss, where our work is still not finished. Due to the great loss of REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH, I feel compelled to share information about his undying work. African-American Baptist Pastor and the central leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, […]

Song Lyrics by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

10/02/2011

I recently came across this most talented Professor, Actor, Author, Composer and Writer, Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell.  Below are the lyrics to one of her songs, that really expresses a spiritual message to me and I’d just like to share it with you. “WE ARE” (By Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell) For each child that’s born a […]

RITA DOVE

08/28/2011

  Rita Dove was born on this day (August 28th) in 1952, in Akron, Ohio.  She is a well-renowned Poet and Author.  Ms. Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress in 1993, making her the youngest person, and the first African-American to receive this highest […]

POEMS BY SIMEYON

06/29/2011

POEMS BY SIMEYON LUNDY [SIMEYON LUNDY IS AN ACTIVE ADULT MEMBER OF OPN’S EMPOWERED JEWELS FEMALE YOUTH PROGRAM] ALL ALONE! ‘All Alone – in the house’ All Alone – I’m going to school, No one to watch me To see that I do right or Get the problem right. All Alone – No one to care for […]

CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDATES OF OUR PEOPLE – JUNE 7TH

06/07/2011

Today – June 7th, 2011, is the birthday of three well-known artists, as follows: Gwendolyn Brooks, well-known Poet and Novelistwas born on this date in 1917, in Topeka, Kansas.  When she was only two months old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois, of which she made her home for the rest of her life. Ms. […]

IN MEMORY OF OUR MANY ANCESTORS!!

05/30/2011

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! Because it is Memorial Day – I thought I’d take a moment to pay tribute to some of our ancestors who fought the struggle for us.  Below you will find quotes made by some of our brothers and sisters (some still living) that have fought the fight for us today!! “He who […]

OUR HISTORY THROUGH POETRY – PART II

05/27/2011

“UNTIL THE LION LEARNS TO SPEAK, THE TALE OF THE HUNT WILL ALWAYS GLORFY THE HUNTER.” [AFRICAN PROVERB] “DEFENSE” – By Elma Stuckley (1907-1988) De fence they keep on talking ’bout must gonna’ be powerful strong. Done taken all them soldier boys, must gonna’ be powerful long. Done ask us all to help with it […]

OUR HISTORY THROUGH POETRY – PART I

05/23/2011

“Until the Lion Tells His Own Story, The Tale of the Hunter Will Always Glorify the Hunter” [African Proverb] OUR HISTORY THROUGH POETRY – PART I  The following poems are just the beginning of a series of poems that I will be posting that reflect on ‘Our Story’ through poetry.  Hope you enjoy! “THE CREATION” […]

BLACK HEROES & HEROINES WE ALL SHOULD KNOW!

05/13/2011

Recently, I have come across a vast array of information indicating that we as a people, are continuing to destroy one another, no matter the age.  We as a people, must stop this ‘Willie Lynch Syndrome,’ and learn to practice the ways of our ancestors.  To that end, I would like to share with you […]

Book Review: “Put On Your Crown…”

11/11/2010

This post is basically, for all our females. In May 2010, well-renown Entrepreneur, Actress, Rapper, Singer, Producer, and just one powerful Black Woman – Queen Latifah, published her new book, titled, “Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom.”  I just completed reading this book; and I must say, it is a […]