Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

American novelist, literary critic, and scholar Ralph Ellison (1914 – 1994), January 1963. (Photo by Ben Martin/Getty Images)

Ralph Ellison’s Brain… Could It Be Improved by AI?

©2021 by Alice Walker

 

I met Ralph Ellison only once. He was invited to speak at Tougaloo College in Mississippi where I, in the late Sixties, was teaching writing to a class whose members, some of them,… Continue reading

We Are Not Numbers

When Omar al-Manakosh was 2, his parents died in a car crash, and he had to raise himself and his brother until he was 20.  He pursued a technical diploma and learned smartphones maintenance and wanted this to be his career, until he was killed today by Israeli warplanes in #Gaza.

Omar al-Manakosh Palestine Young Man killed by Israeli War Planes 2021-05

Omar al-Manakosh Palestine Young Man killed by Israeli War Planes 2021-05… Continue reading

May 2021

Mass Killing of Children and Whole Families

Mariam 3 years old and her Brother 5 years old killed

This is Mariam (to the right). She is 3 years old. Next to her is her 5-year-old brother. Israel killed them both, along with their pregnant mother yesterday in #Gaza.

Palestine child killed by Israeli Forces

From Palestine Memorial on Twitter @PalestineMemor1

#CrimesAgainstHumanity

Source: From Palestine Memorial on Twitter @PalestineMemor1 –… Continue reading

Patriot  (We Are the Flag)

© by Alice Walker.

With love, and gratitude, for the beauty and color Sikhs contribute to American life.

If you
Want to show
Your love
For America
Love
Americans
Smile
When you see
One
Flowerlike
His
Turban
Rosepink.

Rejoice
At the
Eagle feather
In a grandfather’s
Braid.

If a sister
Bus rider’s hair
Is
Especially
Nappy
A miracle
In… Continue reading

                                                                                   Celeste Solum

Both these videos are important. If scary.  Entertain their ideas as the warriors you are.  It is not about… Continue reading

harry and meghan oprah interview 2021-03

Meghan and Harry Talking to Oprah

©2021 by Alice Walker

 

How can you not love this world
Where miracles are happening
all the time.
Indian farmers -thrown off their course by centuries
of British rule – refusing to kill themselves
any longer
and rising instead against
their slaughter
by the greed of their head of state;
And Oprah and Diana
rising to the task… Continue reading

With your great skill, and compassion: Thank you for helping us bear this look in our eyes. ~aw

Con su gran habilidad y compasión: Gracias por ayudarnos a tener esta mirada en nuestros ojos. ~ aw

P.S. Tune in to the vibration of all of us reading Cicely’s book: Just As I Am, at the same time! This life connects itself, no matter what forces… Continue reading

La Respuesta Es Sí. Joe Biden Y Un Clima Diferente

The Answer Is Yes. Joe Biden and a Different Weather?

© 2021 by Alice Walker

When I was a child my parents were determined not to raise racists. The whole of black southern culture was with them.  Racism was recognized as a deformity of spirit and soul, as well as a passion that roused… Continue reading

 
Ma Rainey era una proscrita.Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Ma-Rainy Alice Walkers Garden

Ma Rainey was an outlaw. Under her mask of makeup and wanton dress, this is how she is played, by Viola Davis, in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  A double-entendre if ever there was one. Lucky for me, I watched Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom the same week I viewed Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When… Continue reading

Abrams, Warnock, Ossoff

“I may not get there with you.”* Voting for Those Who Could Not: Standing With Those Who Know

For Stacy Abrams, Raphael Warnock, and Jon Ossoff

©2020 by Alice Walker

The Promised Land
Is the sound
From the Mountain Top
Of all our ancestors
Cheering us on.
If it is a place,
it is made
both of stubbornness
and soul.
A destination
That always… Continue reading

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