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On the Ninth Day of Black History…..28 days of Black History Excerpt

February 9, 2012 // Speak To Me Books

On the Ninth Day of Black History….. click photo to learn more about Lady Day My Blackness gave to me the gift of song via Be-Bop, Hip-Hop, The Gospel of Mahalia Jackson crooning over the troubles of the world, Lift Every Voice and Sing! Ella scatting, Bassie & Coltrane and all that Jazz Leontyne Price and…

28 Days of Black History, On the Eighth Day...

28 Days of Black History, On the Eighth Day…

February 8, 2012 // Speak To Me Books

On the Eighth day of Black History… My Blackness gave to me Literary greats with no debate Vast distinguished works speak Dancing on the pages of poetry, novels, books and plays Amiri Biraka pleaded “Who did what to the United States? “ Phenomenal Women who rose and activist who chose to compose literature that reflects…

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On the Seventh Day of Black History…..

February 7, 2012 // Speak To Me Books

  My Blackness gave to me Corn Rows and Afros, ring curls and hot combs all inspired by Madame C.J. Walker and Annie Turnbo Malone Raged out Afro puffs, twists, and braids and stuff Up do’s and short cuts and such My crown gives me much versatility Waves and curls and swoops and swirls I…