Hey Black Child

Hey Black Child

HEY BLACK CHILD Useni's Gift To celebrate the third week of African American History Month, February 2019, we are posting a video of “HistoryMaker” Useni Eugene Perkins reading his poem “Hey Black Child.” The poem calls to Black children to...
LIFT EV’RY VOICE and SING

LIFT EV’RY VOICE and SING

LIFT EV'RY VOICE and SING lyrics for everyone “Everyone should have a copy of this song.” This statement was made by Queen Mother Reverend Helen Sinclair, Executive Director of Jessie “Ma” Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition....
Roots

Roots

Roots: The Saga of an American Family By Alex Haley Roots – both the book and the original mini-series, as well as the 1988 update (Roots: The Gift) and the History channel remake of 2016 – have been cited for their initial and enduring impact on American...
Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse When a former drug addict and previously incarcerated man was asked what led to his transformation as the dedicated, altruistic community leader he had become, he shared that it began while reading the book Siddhartha when he was...
The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

HAPPINESS In EXTREMIS "A Piece of Good News" Who has not heard of The Diary of Anne Frank? When Anne wrote it while hiding with her family in a cramped attic to escape Nazi capture, she thought that “later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the...
EQ and IQ – the POWERFUL PAIR

EQ and IQ – the POWERFUL PAIR

EQ and IQ - the POWERFUL PAIR Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman Often, at the base of personal, interpersonal, and societal violence, failure, and despair  – there, like a snake coiled in a dark corner of the basement – lurk emotions unrecognized...