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UNA REFLEXIÓN SOBRE THE RECKONING (AJUSTE DE CUENTAS), DE DRA. MARY L. TRUMP

 

Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., The Reckoning 2021

A Meditation on THE RECKONING, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

©2021 by Alice Walker

Once upon a time, I was assaulted by someone I considered both a friend, and an ethical person.  For months I couldn’t get my bearings. My tears seemed endless. What could I do? I put… Continue reading

SE TRATA DE LO QUE HACEMOS

Book Cover "BOUND TO THE Fire: HOW VIRGINIA'S ENSLAVED COOKS HELPED PREVENT AMERICAN CUISINE"

 

IT IS ALL ABOUT WHAT DO WE DO

©2021 by Alice Walker

It is all about what do we do
With our sorrow
What do we do with our grief?

We cannot go back
And hug the wet nurse
And tell her how
Her milk
Was misused
By members of the Senate,
The president
And his treacherous
Wife.… Continue reading

It is a delightful reality of Life that something amazing is happening all the time. This time is no different.  Some of us have asked ourselves: What about our sons and grandsons raised by women?  In three recent books by the awaited offspring we have a remarkable and inspiring answer.  The books are Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon, No Ashes… Continue reading

In Speak Truth to Power the new film about Congresswoman Barbara Lee, filmmaker Abby Ginsberg has offered us that bright flower of determination that we thought had, maybe, started to wilt.  The black woman, remembering her mother, especially, but also her father and innumerable ancestors, who make up the murmuring chorus some of us hear when the devil tries to tempt us to… Continue reading

Dapper Dan standing in front of building wearing shiny suit red vest tie

Photograph: The New York Times

Somehow, reading Dapper Dan, Made in Harlem, listening to it actually, I didn’t expect Dapper Dan to be so handsome. I’m happy he is.  But what’s so exciting to relate is that his book about his life is extraordinary and reminds me why I’ve always had a soft spot for gangsters; my grandfather Henry Clay Walker, whom I adored… Continue reading

Actor Billy Porter “Pray Tell” dressed to dare.~aw

 

PRAY TELL HAS ONLY SIX MONTHS TO LIVE

©2021 by Alice Walker

I learned last night
That Pray Tell
Has only six months
To live.
In him I see my brothers
And comrades
In arms:  Ivory, our hairdresser,
with whom
My well-raised daughter
Spent afternoons
Sprawled reading and
Telling jokes
Across his death bed,
And beloved… Continue reading

Mi Carta a Daniel Ortega y Rosario Murillo

Robert Allen, Rosario Murillo, Unidentified Kind Person, Alice Walker, Daniel Ortega. Mid-Eighties.

 

MY LETTER RE: DANIEL ORTEGA AND ROSARIO MURILLO

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
– Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)

© 2021 by Alice Walker

To Whom It May Concern
 

Why am… Continue reading

Stephen Satterfield

High On The Hog is one of many distinct gifts to our growth and enlightenment during this peculiar time of angst and confusion.  I watched it with a niece whose father, my brother Bill, left the Jim Crow South for a better life in Boston years before she was born.  Watching it, she said, was like having him back: his reminisces… Continue reading

 

 

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Poster of Martin Luther King at Highlander Folk School Auditorium

Martin Luther King at Highlander Folk School

Gifts of Spirit: Thoughts On Being Canceled

©2021 by Alice walker

‘The Color Purple’ author Alice Walker to deliver keynote address at HVCC despite controversies

Pulitzer-winning writer and activist’s remarks will be about ‘speaking your truth, whatever that may be, even if provocative’ (At no time did I say I would talk about this. I rarely… Continue reading

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