Monthly Archives: August 2015

Especially To The Toddlers of Iran ( And Other Countries )

And Those Just Learning To Ride Bikes

©2015 by Alice Walker

It is the Wellbeing
Of your country
So far
Away
I may
Only have
Been there
In
My dreams
That
Lets
Me
Sleep
At
Night.

 

ESPECIALMENTE PARA LOS NIÑOS PEQUEÑOS DE IRÁN
(Y OTROS PAÍSES)
Y A ESOS QUE AHORA APRENDEN A… Continue reading

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Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler Support the Iran Nuclear Deal 2015 August

Especially To The Toddlers of Iran ( And Other Countries )

And Those Just Learning To Ride Bikes

©2015 by Alice Walker

It is the Wellbeing
Of your country
So far
Away
I may
Only have
Been there
In
My dreams
That
Lets
Me
Sleep
At
Night.

 

Code Pink Action Page: WOMEN SUPPORT THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

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The Future Captured In A Heartless Fist

David Birkett posted this Video “Make Up Your Own Mind…”

The Future Captured In A Heartless Fist

©2015 by Alice Walker

Somehow it is left to us
This most hopeful of generations
To bear
The unbearable.
We do not need to have given birth
To the children
Who are being destroyed
To know they are our children
Not… Continue reading

Robert Emery Hemenway (August 10, 1941–July 31, 2015) Alice Walker

 

The Fiesta of Rediscovering America: An Open Letter To Robert Hemenway, Passing: 1941-2015

© 2015 by Alice Walker

 

Dear Bob,

Since I was a child I’ve wondered where the spirit goes when people die.  So I’m wondering where yours is now, whether you’re in transit, resting, or already back (wherever back might be) continuing on your never-ending journey.  This is one… Continue reading

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Julian Bond 1940-2015

Julian

The first time I sang
We Shall Overcome
Was in a circle
On the lawn of Trevor Arnett Library
At Atlanta University
And by chance
I was holding
Your hand.
We were all so young,
Julian,
And so hopeful
In our solidarity.
I stumbled over some of the words
In the new to me
Song
But you sang solemnly,
Correctly,
Devoutly,… Continue reading

In this time of sorrow, when so many are reeling from the pain of earth loss, of beauty’s destruction, of oppression and challenge of every sort,  I have felt encouraged and spiritually supported by the music of Desert Rose, which I encountered in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011, when they appeared to lend their message of harmony and peace to the Russell… Continue reading

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION: The California Chapter

Much of Berkeley is turning out at Berkeley Repertory Theatre to witness and participate in this newest offering by the great Anna Deavere Smith who is known for making multi-faceted, multi-layered sense of America’s most distressing social problems.  Her exploration here is of the causes and costs of the “School-to-prison-pipeline” that is as… Continue reading

If you want to live

your soul, find

a friend and

stay near.

-Rumi

Sometimes the “friend” is music.  And so in this glorious month of August, the month of fullest moons and golden suns, I am staying near this music:  Welcome the Light, by Desert Rose.  The voice of Yusuf Ganief on a CD produced by his partner Lynne Holmes,… Continue reading

Divine Raw Foods (DivineRawFoods.com)

Chef Billy Page, Fresh Food Evangelist

Out of Oakland Always Something New (as is rightly said, also, of Africa):  In this case, the best raw food I have ever tasted!  Here’s the story:  a friend who is involved with black farmers and food growing cooperatives in Oakland experienced that lovely pat on the psyche the Universe bestows on… Continue reading

July 2015

Revised Dash Cam Video Shows Arrest of Alleged Suicide Victim

Nation of Change, July 23, 2015

Sandra Bland 07-23-2015

For me, only Stevie Wonder’s voice helped.  ISN’T SHE LOVELY!  ISN’T SHE BEAUTIFUL!  Try it.   Weeping goes better with love.

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