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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]