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A SLAVE'S PRAYER
I was stole from Eden, an innocent soul,
crossed seas and centuries, chained and cold;
My mother was raped and beaten to death,
my daddy was sold, and my sister is kept.
How they praise God and brag dat they free,
sing songs about freedom, 'din look upon me?
I was chained to 'dis land, 'dis "Land of the free,"
by people with a God, who sho must can't see.
But a change is a comin', Tho I won't no mo…
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Tania-Maria Xavier attended the induction ceremony on March 18, 2010 and will bring you some interviews of this celebrated event. Lamonte McLemore, Billy Davis and Jarred Townson (Sho-Tyme), Ron Townson's grandson were presented with a plaque. Tania-Maria Xavier also presented them with an illustration "St. Louis Native Sons" by Andre Harris in memory of Ron Townson.
Sadly, Marilyn McCoo tripped on a rug, fell and broke her hip and was not present…
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Aaron Hamilton recently said what many others in the mostly African-American and solidly middle-class Leimert Park district of
South Los Angeles think but won't say:
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Leimert Park and me go back
Like Sydney and hip hop tracks
and just the way the sounds in Brooklyn and the Bronx
make my head nod
The drum circles within you
sync up with the way my heart throbs
The way the sun shines on you at dusk…
Added by Jasmine Powers on March 15, 2010 at 9:51pm — 3 Comments
Many observers have found Liz and Dick Cheney's fervent crusade to ensure that President Obama define terrorists as "enemy combatants," and the fight against terrorism as a…Continue
Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Sixth Avenue Neighborhood Watch in Leimert Park is the latest in a trend of community groups that are taking steps to keep the community
safe — and also serving as emblems of the improved relations between
the residents of Leimert Park and the Los Angeles Police Department
Black History Month at the University of Southern California featured the talented David Arnay trio.
Black History month wrapped up on February 28th, 2010 with many celebrated events. The community at the University of Southern California's Alfred Newman Recital Hall presented a
tantalizing spirit of musical bliss to honor glorious music and the
musicians that made it…
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When Jackie McLean first appeared on the scene
he swung it like nobody else;
He stood all alone, with that bittersweet tone,
owing nobody, only himself.
With his furious attack he could take you…Continue
Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments
A Swingin’ Affair
I was told as a child Blacks had no worth, not a nickel’s worth of dimes. I believed that myth
til Dex rode in with his ax in double time.
His horn was soarin’, the changes flyin’, his rhythm right on time; my heart beat with the pleasure of new found pride, knowing, his blood flowed through…Continue
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And the Implosion Begins . . .
Well, I guess Tavis is about to get a little taste of what it means to be held accountable. The article below also speaks to the issue of Tavis' ego. It discusses how he attempted to purchase the honor of having the communication school bear his name.
One would think that the naming of schools would be based on merit rather than…Continue
Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Young and curious, crusin= the street, my partner and I, with life at our feet. Beautiful days of summer=s ilk, and beautiful ladies with legs of silk. Miles on the box with Thelonious in tow, playin’ "Round Midnite", with nothin= but soul. Miles was…Continue
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BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE
Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments
Message Media Ed – Innovators Uncovered™
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Digital…Continue
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It has been a while since I have been here. I haven't been updating much. Just thought I'd let you all know whats been going on. I took 9 months off to bring life into the world and I have about 25 days left. I'll be giving birth to my son Chancellor very shortly. It has been a rough pregnancy so I had to postpone my book tour that was scheduled to begin August 2009. I am currently in my scheduling process for a new tour and still writing away. I look forward…Continue
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