• Boycotts Must Happen in the Heart

       As a writer born in the South, both black and a woman, I’ve had my share of disagreements with the legendary white male writer, William Faulkner, who, in the Sixties, was quoted…

  • About Aung San Suu Kyi, Meditator and Teacher

    December 13, 2009 — Article ©2009 by Alice Walker To paraphrase our beloved James Baldwin: the world is held together, really the world is held together by the love and compassion and clarity…

  • Well Done – Obama and the Nobel Prize

    When I think of Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, for which, after all, he didn’t audition, I think about that photograph of him with his feet up on a desk, and there’s…

  • What Makes the Dalai Lama Lovable?

      From Turning Madness into Flowers: A Book of Common Praise What Makes the Dalai Lama Lovable? © 2009 by Alice Walker His posture From so many years Holding his robe with one…

  • Understanding Health Care

    I haven’t been following the debate on health care because it is obvious we don’t have that much: caring about health, that is. And to be honest, I’ve been raising chickens and they…

  • Alice Loves Me

    Alice Loves Me (Or, They Have a Bad Track Record of Mass Graves) YesI knowThey haveA bad habitOfComingTo your doorBeforeDawn;Before evenYour littlestIs awake&WaitingForYourMorningSmile; Your scentOf tobacco&Apples. I knowEncounteringYouOnA desertedroadThey haveA tendencyTo driveTheir subsidizedJeeps&…

  • A Letter to President Obama re: Torture

    Amnesty International is Sending Ten Letters to President Obama re: Torture, this is one of them. To President Barack ObamaThe White HouseWashington, D.C. From Alice WalkerTemple Jook HouseMendocino, CA. June 27, 2009— Dear…

  • We Are Remembered For What We Teach

    It can be a small thing: for instance, last week my friend and Naturopath, Dr. Cecelia Hart, made a very unexpected transition. None of her friends knew she was sick, and in fact,…

  • Natural Star – For Michael Jackson

    © 1991 by Alice Walker I am in mourningFor your faceThe one I used to loveTo seeLeaping, glowingUpon theThe stageThe mikeEager…ThrustingIn yourFist. I am in mourningFor your faceThe shining eyesThe happy teethThe look…

  • May I Be Frank: Journal

    There’s a lot on our plate in this life, as the world awakens to the crisis we’re in. What is the most revolutionary thing one can do? Especially if there are a million…