Tag: rootfolks

the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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america — a needed meditation

america — a needed meditation

| February 13, 2017

we are not your niggers or your negroes © rootfolks poets press 4 february 2017   the interior life is a real life, and the intangible dreams of people have a tangible effect on the world.—james baldwin   donald trump dreamed he would rule the world. . . donald trump campaigned to rule the world. […]

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last chance: get real real. . . .  bernie sanders can’t lead the revolution

last chance: get real real. . . . bernie sanders can’t lead the revolution

| January 31, 2017

  rootfolks poets press hear, you must hear what the people say . . .  speak out, you got to speak out against the madness, you got to speak your mind / if you dare.—david crosby, long time gone the outcome (of the election) placed total control of the government — executive, congress, the supreme […]

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resistance matters

resistance matters

| August 18, 2015

they knew that if the slaves developed a common sense of identity through african culture and traditions, they would be more likely to join together and rebel against their owners.—portcitiesbristol:     resistance matters © 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa AUDIO: resistance matters @ https://rootfolks.bandcamp.com/   big mike brown went down a year ago august 9, felled by […]

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African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

| July 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you’re looking for a way to visit far off places and savor the flavor different cultures without breaking the bank don’t miss the Annual African Food Festival schedule for 12 noon to 5 p.m., July 25 at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue at the Holy Cross Lutheran campus. According to Fey […]

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ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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