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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]