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Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Friday, May 19, 2017

 

Acts of Truth

©2017 by Alice Walker
Inspired by mythologist, Michael Meade

For Julian Assange
Michael was telling us the other night
About some things that might save the world.
One of them surprised me, but the more I thought about it
The more it made sense.… Continue reading

Large old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden

“Nigger”

In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine) ©2017 by Alice Walker

En Español 

NICHE*

EN LA LENGUA DEL AMOR
(HACIENDO MEDICINA DE UN VENENO)

©2017 Alice Walker

Para quienes nos recuerdan cómo funciona esto.

Muy pronto todos podríamos ser niches
un karma justo empieza
a llover sobre nosotros.
Quizá serás más feliz entonces
al hallar que puedes… Continue reading

En EspañolLarge old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden

 

“Nigger”

In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine)

©2017 by Alice Walker

 

For all those who remind us how this works.
 
Pretty soon we might all be niggers -
A just karma is beginning to
snow down upon us.
Maybe you will be happier then:
to find you can indeed
live on your knees
and sometimes create… Continue reading

Mindful Money Book Cover forward by Alice Walker

This is a book about money and happiness for which I wrote a foreword.  This is quite weird, actually, since for much of my life I’ve had relatively little of it, money that is, though it seems I was born not to miss out on a good chunk of happiness, for which I am grateful to the core.  I have worked with the… Continue reading

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Movies Meaning Festival April 27-30 Announcement

We are delighted to announce that this April, you’re invited to join distinguished writer and activist Alice Walker at the third annual Movies & Meaning Festival for a long weekend of art, storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Participants will… Continue reading

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Photo by Dorothea Lange

 

FIND YOUR PARENTS, AND HELP THEM

©2017by Alice Walker

 

Somewhere on this green earth
your parents are still alive;
why we thought parents ever died
is a mystery.

Somewhere
your father is still working
like a beast;
your mother, her shoes a joke, still washing
by calloused hand,
someone else’s filthy clothes.

You thought you had escaped… Continue reading

Michael Meade Podcast

EPISODE 7: The Limits of Deceit

Source: Mosaicvoices
https://www.mosaicvoices.org

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What To Do With The Mind?

©2017 by Alice Walker

I have not been this depressed since President John Kennedy was assassinated; no, I have not been this depressed since Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.  No, I haven’t been this depressed since Malcolm X was assassinated.  No, I haven’t been this depressed since Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.  No, I haven’t been… Continue reading

Alice Walkers Garden photo Fence with Painted Flowers

I sat watching FENCES twice. Mesmerized. Enchanted.  Loving everything about it. Including the many times Troy Maxson says “nigger,” all the inflections,  the many times he shows how crafty, beaten down, and crazily standing up, he is.  Denzel Washington’s acting (to say nothing of his directing) demonstrates the faith of love: that we can bear to witness where we’ve stood, fallen, cried… Continue reading

En español
Sobonfu Somé Alice Walker Garden

Sobonfu Somé

You left us on the day women all over the world
Are rising.
Well, you rose too, sweetest
Of sisters.
You rose and I can see you smiling
As you returned to the village
Of Dano.
The ancestors
Who, as they are wont to do,
Asked far too much of you,
Are there to receive you.
I hope they are!
For… Continue reading

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