I love the way the sun comes through the leaves on the trees in the summer. The blue sky, green leaves and light from the sun says it is time to relax and have fun.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now
I have been privileged enough to have an article in this book.
Now more than ever, the strong, independent, courageous voices of Black women are being heard loud and clear. They share their truth about life, love, family, faith and hope in these 101 personal stories and 12 powerful poems. The world is listening.
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Remember Steve McGarrett standing on a balcony looking out over Hawaii like he owned it in the 1970s. Or maybe Robert McCall helping people who could not find help through traditional means? Why would you remake these shows? And what value could you find in such stories?
The Sistas talk about remakes, good or bad? Listen to find out.
Episode Remakes: Retelling Old Stories
Celebrate Juneteenth with us in June! We will remember the time when our people were not free. They were still smart and innovative, and when they became free they continued to fight for their rights. Let’s make sure we tell our own stories.
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There was a time on the African continent when people lived everyday lives. People formed families and had children. They worked and bought things. The Slave Trade disrupted this life and created a new history for those who were caught up in it. This month’s artwork will reflect on the impact of that history with a quilt that has many patchworks.
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The Slave Trade began when the first African captives were sold to Europe in 1444. During the 16th to the 18th Century more than 12 million people were shipped to the Americas. Not only did greedy African aristocracy line their pockets with the sale of people, but they also depleted their own resources so that when Europeans came to conquer them later, they had no fighting forces.
Hattie McDaniel was an actress and comedian who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar. She portrayed the role of a slave during the Civil War in Gone With The Wind. She was born in 1893. She died in 1952.
Barak Hussein Obama served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, was born in 1961 in Hawaii. He also served as a Senator from the State of Illinois.
Cotton is a soft fiber that after processing can be spun into textiles. This shrub began to change the world in 1660 when the English East India Company began selling pieces of cloth which caught on. At first the cloth was imported from India, but the Europeans discovered they could grow and process their own cotton in North and South America. With the invention of the cotton gin in 1793, it allowed for greater production of cotton in North America and around the world.
It is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. True joy comes from God. Sometimes mine is low key because there are so many things in the world that could steal it. It blends in, but it is one of the big things in my life.
I am proud of this project. It is probably one of the best things I have done all year. I love the colors because they are so vibrant. I love the afghan because it spreads the love.