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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 […]

Today In Our History – Natalie Hinderas – 1927-1987

06/15/2011

Today (June 15th) marks the birthday of Natalie Leota Henderson Hinderas, an African-American classical pianist, composer and Professor at Temple University in Pennsylvania. Natalie Hinderas was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1927, on this date to musically talented parents.  Her father (Adam Hinderas) was a jazz pianist, and her mother (Leota Palmer Hinderas) was a classical pianist, who taught […]

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 […]

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 – More Unsung Heroes

11/09/2010

Did you know throughout the years, on November 9th: Benjamin Banneker was born on this date in 1731, in Ellicott, Maryland.  He was a self-taught African-American Astronomer and Mathematician.  At the age of 22, Banneker created a working wooden clock, after studying a watch of a friend.  It took him two years to finish this clock, […]