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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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” […]

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’ – More Heroes

11/10/2010

Throughout the years on November 10th: In 1780 on this date, the African Union Society of Newport, Rhode Island was established.  It was the first attested Black Mutual Aid Society. On this date in 1831, Nat Turner, an African-American slave, whom initiated the largest slave rebellion in the antebellum southern United States, in Southampton County, Virginia, […]

Celebrating OUR STORY

11/07/2010

I am celebrating the some of the many incidents and/or contributions that have been made by Our People, or that our people have been involved in over the years, specifically for the week of November 1st through November 7th, as follows: November 1st: First African Free School opened in New York City, in 1787. The […]