© 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 […]
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, […]
(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. “ […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.
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.