My Father’s Ashes ( Fiction)

“When the sins of our fathers visit us we do not have to lay host. We can banish them with forgiveness as God, in His Largeness and Laws.” –August Wilson My father was a gentle kind man and yet like in the great tragic play, Othello father because of his great passionate love for mother…

Maya Angelou : AND STILL I RISE

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I rise.” –Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, actress, poet, author, activist, and teacher is one of the most phenomenal women of the 20th century. And still she rises; PBS (Public Broadcasting Station)…

JACK JOHNSON- BLACK HISTORY MONTH SERIES PROFILE

“How incongruous to think that I, a little Galveston colored boy, should ever become the acquaintance of kings and rulers of the Old World, or that I should number among my friends some of the most noteble persons of America and of the world.” –Jack Johnson (1st. Black Heavy Weight Boxing Champion) Jack Johnson was…

Africa, Europeans & Black Americans History

“History is only a record of crimes and misfortunes.” –Francois Arouet ( French Philosopher) Europeans did not initially go to Africa to capture slaves. They first came to Africa in search of food and other natural materials and resources. Europeans first ambition when they arrived on the shores of Africa had nothing to do with…