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No Dudo De Que Jesús Fuera Un Monje Budista

close up of a rosary with Mother Mary on itThis rosary has Mary, Jesus’ mother, on it. More and more we feel her pain.

 

I Do Not Doubt Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk

©2020 by Alice Walker

I do not doubt, as some do,
That Jesus was a Buddhist monk,
I have met Him in meditation centers
All over the world;
But what I… Continue reading

Lo Que Aconsejaría Mi Madre: Oren

 

The coronavirus 2020

WHAT WOULD MY MOTHER ADVISE:  PRAY.

That we show up as best we can through this and all emergencies and disasters. That we hold dear our much valued, by all our ancestors, humanity. That we never forget to value our humility, our ancestors, our friends and beloved ones who count on us to embody… Continue reading

LAS MUJERES MEXICANAS PERMANECEN EN CASA PARA PROTESTAR CONTRA LOS FEMINICIDIOS EN “UN DÍA SIN NOSOTRAS”

 

Mexican Women Stay Home To Protest Femicides In ‘A Day Without Us’

Today The Women of Mexico

©2020 by Alice Walker

 

Today the women of Mexico
Who produce everything,
As women produce
Everything in the human
World,
Having produced… Continue reading

Mi Hermana De Las Flores Blancas

 

MY SISTER OF THE WHITE FLOWERS

©2020 by Alice Walker

Every turn around the sun,
Every year on the date of my birth,
No matter where I am
And usually it is the same place,
Wherever I can worship in sunshine,
My gracious Sister of the White Flowers
Finds me.
I look up from whatever Wonder
Is holding… Continue reading

Bob Nesta Marley. 6 de febrero de 1945

 

Bob Nesta Marley.  February 6, 1945

Dear Bob,
I have been to Nine Miles,
the place nine miles
from anywhere;
the place where you were born.
Years have passed and still it remains
a mystery;
how you sang your way
out of there.  Your crypt
when last I visited
the nicest dwelling.
How mysterious… Continue reading

Auntie, I simply Can’t Imagine It!
Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza

front of a large wooden boat "A Boat To Gaza"

Auntie, I Simply Can’t Imagine It!

Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza, Aboard The Audacity of Hope
June 20. 2011  –  ©2011 by Alice Walker

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Why am I going on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza? I ask myself this, even though the answer is: What else would… Continue reading

Alice and Native Youth

America Never Was America to Me... Langston Hughes.

The Red and the Black:  Alice and Native Youth

Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland, California, Fall 2019 Photo by Ester Hernandez

RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES: THE RACE FOR LEADERSHIP OF THE UNFREE WORLD

                                             … Continue reading

15 De Enero De 1929, Una Fecha Sagrada

 

 

January 15, 1929 Is A Sacred Date

©2020 by Alice Walker

 

This is what I believe:
We are connected
Well before birth
To the date of our actual
Arrival.
Arriving at that date and time
Is crucial to who we become.
Martin, Beloved,
They have moved your date of birth
As if it is… Continue reading

La Bailarina Acuática 

 

book cover The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates

 

REWARD  ©2020 by Alice Walker

I rarely read reviews, but The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates, moved me so deeply and seemed so extraordinary I was curious about what reviewers might say.  I have now read a few reviewers’ notions, and it is just as I thought: they are on another planet. This is… Continue reading

 

The Sustaining Dignity of the Modest.     Photo by Alice Walker 2019

 

FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING THROUGH THE TRUMP YEARS 

An offering to:

THE PEACE BALL, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2017

Copyright 2017 by Alice Walker

 

1.  Turn up the KINDNESS volume to everyone you know; and some you don’t know.

Kindness … Continue reading

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