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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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
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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
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
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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
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