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Sep.08.2011
The chorus of protests against the imprisonment of Troy Anthony Davis that have risen repeatedly over the past two decades received a crushing rebuttal September 6 when a Chatham County (Georgia) County Superior Court judge signed a warrant for the inmate’s execution. As it stands, Davis’s...
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Aug.09.2011
There are many poets who write excellent poems. And then there are a few whose dedication to craftsmanship and the luminous spirit of their art cause them, eventually, to evolve into a living extension of the poems they create. For me, George Edvard Mateos was the latter kind of poet, and like in...
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Jun.11.2010
The notion of one powerful dream dying and another rising amidst its ashes was new to me until the life and energy of a dream that for years had empowered my creative endeavors came to an end. I was stunned because while I had accepted the reality of dreamers dying, I had never even considered the...
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May.05.2010
Today's Red Room blog suggestion reminded me that I have been testing theories of individual flight in different literary modes for several years. The first example is from my novel, Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World (which is currently undergoing preparation for the release of a second...
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Mar.10.2010
  Demonstrating their ability to make meaningful practical contributions to the world community, some thirty artists donated works to the Artists for Haiti fundraising exhibit, which opened March 7, 2010, and will run until March 21 at the Indigo Sky Gallery, located at 915 Waters Avenue in...
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Feb.14.2010
  Following the publication of Facts on File's Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance by Sandra L. West, with a foreword by Clement Alexander Price, in 2003, a number of dialogues got underway about the famous 1920s to 1940s cultural movement. These dialogues have taken the forms of new books,...
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Feb.14.2010
  "Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here." -Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love Now come the whispersbearing bouquets of moonbeamsand sunlight tremblings. Un-winged and naked,sorrow surrenders its crownto a throne called grace. Two minds buried deepin torment,...
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Feb.02.2010
  Works by the rising-star artist, musician, and poet Amiri Geuka Farris will go on display in not one or two, but three exhibitions in the U.S. Southeast during Black History Month 2010 and his new CD, The Weekend, will be released during the same period. Farris' work is currently on exhibit until...
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Jan.14.2010
  At  the risk of sounding unforgivably vain, I have to confess that my favorite poem --only when forced to  name ONE and if threatened with being deprived of books and pens and paper for the rest of my life-- would have to be "The Onyx of Savannah" by Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU.  It...
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Nov.06.2009
National Bookstore Day, November 7, 2009, has to be one of the best ideas anybody has come up with to help celebrate and preserve literary culture in our digitally-revolutionized age in a very long time. It gives me a perfect excuse to scrape up a few bucks and splurge on books other than those...