This piece is dedicated with all of My Heart
to the Proud People of the Nation of Haiti
A thousand storms of thy calamity..Have all risen up
to soon challenge..All that you can soon ever..Have
hope and need to see..Born of and once descended
from a proud..But defiant and a powerful heritage… Continue
I’m not sure what his motive was, what he was trying to say or who he was even saying it to, but so-called liberal analyst for MSNBC, Chris Matthews stated that he “forgot Obama was black for one hour” after the President’s first State of the Union Address.
His statement is a clear and present indicator that racism is top-of-the-mind with the majority in this country and the notion that America is now a “post-racial society” because of Obama’s election is nothing short of ridiculous.… Continue
According to Russia Today, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías evoked the possibility that the United States are behind the series of earthquakes that struck the Caribben region last week, including the one that devastated Haiti. However, according to Vive Tv, the allegation originated with the…
Joan is a Sagittarian from New York City. A vocalist, composer, author, and is the founder of the non-profit organization WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. that promotes women who compose and perform jazz and blues music, globally.
The ultimate goal of the organization is to build a state-of-the-arts Museum of Women in Music that will house permanent and traveling…
It is the greatest of insults... to think that there are those who would belittle the efforts of Yele Haiti and Wyclef Jean when it comes to providing a means of relief for the horrors that have occured in Haiti. He has always been a Proud Haitian Native Son. I could not believe that Bill Clinton and George Bush actually put themselves in a position to ask for money through their foundations. And imply (george) that many other (non-government) relief agencies… Continue
Black people in America have had to ask some very fundamental questions about their identity, such as: What is the historic nature of names? How did we acquire our names? What is the importance of a proper name? What do our current names mean? Do our current names accurately reflect our collective history,… Continue
This post is in part an acknowledgement of an earlier post by an LLJ member.
All of us must begin to take a different and personal approach when disaster strikes our family (any of the African Diaspora). We have to show our concern, not just with words but with our wallets and our physical energy if we indeed have it! If we have the ability to do good for our brothers and… Continue
As we approach the anniversary of the inauguration of the first African American President of America let us not take that event as a mere emotional lift from the doldrums of racial inequities.
After centuries of neglect and providing excuses rather than assistance to a country desperately needing our attention and help, America is now coming to the rescue. The irony would be if the French decided to be of service as well.
In times such as these we need to realize that… Continue
Max Parthas and his partner Tribal Raine are two internationally known and established artists with over 10+ years in the Spoken Word industry and 20+ years in entertainment as headline artists performing alongside prominent poets such as Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, Abyss, Nappy Roots, Georgia ME, Queen Sheba, Tommy Bottoms and many more.
Please send whatever you can spare to those who have been impacted by this horrible devastation. These are difficult times for us all, but they are also the times that will prove what sort of people we truly are. I know your prayers will be with the people of Haiti, but your actions will be just as important as your prayers. So as you ask for assistance from above, don't forget,… Continue
Many people outside the world of public education really have no earthly idea how necessary it is for members of a school staff to have extended breaks between the one hundred and eighty days required the validate a school year.
Those outside the world academia who have expressed their envy of educators having long Christmas and spring beaks, Thanksgiving’s multiple days away from the job and other days that they themselves may not get, fail to understand that those days off are much… Continue
Added by Steve Powell on January 5, 2010 at 6:41pm —
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