November 25, bless Fidel, 2016
Dear amazing brother, you made it all the way home!
May this be the joy that always greets you.
Querido asombroso hermano, has hecho todo el trayecto a casa,
Que sea el júbilo el que siempre te acompañe.
Fidel Castro: Compassionate Revolutionary
Copyright© 2016 by Alice Walker
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November 22, bless Kennedy, 2016
Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, sung by the Staple Singers
THE PRIZE IS POETRY
POETRY IS THE PRIZE
IT NEEDS NO OTHER.
November 9 2016
Copyright © 2016 by Alice Walker
When I was a child growing up in middle Georgia, I thought all white men were like Donald Trump. They too seemed petulant and spoiled, unhappy with everything they were not the center of, brutal toward the feelings of those “beneath” them, and comfortable causing others to act out… Continue reading
Universal Condemnation of the US Economic Sanctions against Cuba
Université de La Réunion
Once again the international community has rejected the economic sanctions strangling the Cuban people.
For the twenty fifth consecutive year, the UN General Assembly expressed its condemnation of the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba for more than half a century. The obsolete sanctions… Continue reading
November 8 2016
I am spending election day burning a candle for four extraordinary people: Mumia Abu Jamal, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden. I was thinking about all of them this morning in meditation. So I labeled it “thinking,” as we are taught, and went back to Om Nama Shivaya. But they all came right… Continue reading
Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil
Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker
A film by Donna C. Roberts and Donna Read
A documentary film about the Candomblé religion in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from the days of enslaved Africans. Elder women leaders tell stories of Candomblé’s history, social challenges and triumphs, grounded… Continue reading