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ARE WE STILL IN THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME?

03/29/2012

I thought it might be necessary for ALL OF US (PEOPLE OF COLOR) to read, re-read, remember, and NEVER FORGET, the following speech/letter given by Willie Lynch, a slave owner whom over 300 years ago devised a plan to keep Black people divided and in conflict with one another. “Gentlemen: “I greet you here on the […]

BLACK FRIDAY – WHY?!

11/24/2011

  SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE!!   With the overall state of the American and the continuous decline in OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR — we continue to have this tradition of ‘BLACK FRIDAY”!  Why? Because since the 19th Century Americans have been making corporations rich!!  And now, most of us are broke!!! Do […]

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, […]

TODAY IN AFRICAN- AMERICAN HISTORY: FANNIE LOU HAMER

10/06/2011

One of the most eloquent and blunt leaders of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, was born on this date (October 6th) in 1917 – FANNIE LOU HAMER! Born Fannie Lou Townsend in Montgomery County, Mississippi, she was the youngest of twenty (20) children in a family of sharecroppers.  She began chopping and picking cotton […]

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 […]

POETRY FOR OUR PEOPLE

07/15/2011

“YOU ARE A STAR” – By Gwen O’Neal Each one of us have our own uniqueness. A completeness that makes us who we are. A Star that twinkles, giving off it’s own light. So, then, why do we fight, we try with all our might to out do the other sistah When we reach out […]

REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF BLACK POWER

06/29/2011

KWAME TURE aka STOKELY CARMICHAEL 1941 to 1998 Kwame Ture, also known to many as Stokely Carmichael was born on June 29th, 1941 (this date), in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  He moved to the United States in 1952, and attended high school in New York City.  He attended the well known HBCU – Howard University, graduating with a B.A. […]

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 […]

TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS

06/19/2011

  TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS WHO ARE WITH US & FOR THOSE WHO GAVE US THEIR LIFE AND WHO ARE NOW NO LONGER WITH US “THE LEGENDARY FATHER” – By Just A Poet [Note: *The first letter in each stance spells FATHER*] Fables, stories, tales and myths, and even the oldest of legends, tell of […]