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Two Giants Speak

Posted January 28, 2014 by David Smallwood

(Quite possibly, the two greatest collections of inspirational words spoken by men of African descent were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech” and the late Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address when he became president of South Africa. Dr. King talked about letting “freedom ring” 50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial in […]

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Ruby Dee: Legends Live Forever … “The Somebodiness of Me”

Posted June 16, 2014 by ndigo

  Her work, her spirit and her authentic love for the arts and humanity, sparked an interest in Ruby Dee that became infectious. The flash of her smile and the depths of the characters she transformed into acknowledged a woman set forth with purpose and a mission. Her spoken word poetry elicits a sense of […]

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VIVA MANDELA

Posted December 9, 2013 by Hermene Hartman

Sir Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela was a world-class  leader.  His leadership style a rarity.  He was the ultimate leader of his time.  History will reverend him for years to come.  He was awesome and graceful as he grew into a statesman.  It will take a very long time to fully understand the Mandela dynamic and impact. […]

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