Tag: poetry

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

| June 16, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa “i don’t know who i would be if i weren’t this child from harlem, this woman from harlem. it’s in me so deep.” —ruby dee, 1924-2014                                                          mother-sister, from striver’s row […]

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Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

| June 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Not only America, but the world has a heart kinda heavy.  Maya Angelou, Ph.D.,  died last week and the world lost a poet, writer, producer, actress, activist, civil rights leader, composer, singer, dancer and educator.  However, most of all, we lost a friend. What made Angelou the nation and world’s friend?  Firstly, […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

Africans share grief over passing of Maya Angelou

(GIN)—Legendary poetess Maya Angelou was renowned in Africa much as she was beloved in the country of her birth. Comments on the website of the Mail&Guardian newspaper were already posting May 28 morning as the news of her passing went worldwide. “Rest in peace daughter of the soil,” wrote “Hlambamanzi” on the M&G website. “ […]

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Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

Maya Angelou crosses over at 86

| May 28, 2014

The words; the voice; the intellect; the heart. The world has lost one of its true giants. Our words are inadequate to describe the beauty and depth of understanding she brought to us. Honor her memory by seeking out her own words. Perhaps, here is a good place to start: On The Pulse of Morning […]

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Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

Fab artists bring word & song March 22 | TRIAAC

| March 11, 2014

Fab artists bring word & song March 22Posted by admin in Blog | Commorato, Ridley, Patterson TRIAAC’s Café set for March 22 @ Cinema Center GalleryThree Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture has teamed with Cinema Center t o bring spokenword and song downtown, for the second Acoustic SpokenWord Café of March, which promises to […]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

| February 14, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Black History Month is an appropriate time to honor Maya Angelou, who has touched the souls of Americans and non-Americans and showed us how to live our best lives.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

| February 8, 2014

A trio of artists is scheduled to open the 2014 season of the Acoustic SpokenWord Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 15 at Wunderkammer Co., 3402 Fairfield Ave. Admission is $5.

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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