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IT IS GOOD TO BE A WOMAN!

04/19/2012

 IT IS GOOD TO BE A WOMAN! We got off the Titanic first. We can scare male bosses with mysterious gynelogical disorder excuses. Taxis stop for us. We don’t look like a frog in a blender when dancing. No fashion faux pas we make could ever rival the Speedo. We don’t have to pass gas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]