Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

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 in… 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

 Hail Mary, Full of Grace

©2020 by Alice Walker

Hail Mary

Full of Grace

Thank you for demonstrating

How to leave

By opening the door.

Para Votar – Di Te Amo Todos Los Días: Con Tu Boca


Say it to the Pangolin. And the Zimbabwean.  Photo: National Geographic
Dígaselo al Pangolín. Y el Zimbabuense. Foto: National Geographic

 

To Vote –

Say I Love You Every Day:

With Your Mouth
 
©2020 by Alice Walker

You must say aloud
I love you
At least five times
Every day.

You will… Continue reading

This post is updated as more information arrives. 

2020  –  October  |  November  | December

 
2021

January 3, 2021

Israeli minister of Justice instructed not to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners
including Children

— Palestinian centre for the study of prisoners states there are 140 Palestinian prisoners with Covid19. Ahmad Salah Manasra 17, in jail since he was 12 (and badly wounded), is… Continue reading

Yes, How good to see a public person with their own face. - Mother Continue reading

Permanezco Prendiendo Velas En La Entrada De Mi Casa Y Viendo El Viento Apagarlas

 

Poem of the Week
Amy M. Alvarez

Amy M. Alvarez wears a black turtle neck and a red patterned maxi skirt. She stands in the foreground with her body facing to the left while her face gazes directly into the camera. The background features a street and is blurred.

Content Notice: Black death via state-sanctioned violence, grief
 
I keep lighting candles on my stoop and watching the wind snuff them out
 
I keep thinking about Breonna Taylor asleep/ between fresh sheets/ I keep thinking/ about her skin cooling after… Continue reading

American Indian Movement Activists Dancing Down a statue of Christopher Columbus, a likeness representative of cruelty and suffering so vast no words can begin to describe it. Only dance might approach if not sufficiently express the sorrow, and now the joy, that some of us – even if only in parts and pieces – survived. ~AW

 

Activistas del Movimiento Indígena Americano bailan junto… Continue reading

 

 

That Mauna Kea, the Mountain, is understood to demand that the people’s protest of protection for Her be rooted in Sacred Conduct, is one of the reasons I love Hawaiian activists. Respect. Honor. Cherish. Defend. Praise.  Though most often without land of any kind to call our own, let us climb together, on all continents. Our people are our Sacred Mountain.~AW… Continue reading

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