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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

WISDOM: Quotes From Some of Our Brothers and Sisters

11/12/2010

The following are a series of quotes and a few poems on various topics, from some of our Brothers and Sisters (past and present), who at some time or another, have been involved in the struggle for equality, justice, and civil rights.  These quotes/poems reflect some of the most profound aspects of the African-American human […]

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 […]

Celebrating Our Story – Continued

11/08/2010

Did you know throughout the years, on November 8th that: Eartha Mary Magdalene White was born in 1876 in Jacksonville, Florida.  She was an African-American vocalist, educator, administrator and humanitarian.  After graduating from Stanton School, she moved to New York City, where she attended and graduated from both the Madam Hall Beauty School and the […]