Google Doodle for 2/1/2015: A Langston Hughes animated poem

A Langston Hughes poem to share with preschoolers to elementary students, plus thoughts on the Google Doodle.

Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff: Peace Couple 1/9/2012

Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman deserves a song and a poem!

Politics, Poetry, Music: Events this week to heal the world, invigorate the soul, and/or challenge power

There’s so much to do  in the world, I can hardly keep up with sharing the news… So, here are some (somewhat vague) mentions of things happening in the LI/NYC area over the next week that might heal the world and shift the Ch’i:

African American History Month Film Fest 2/21, 2/23/ & 3/1/11

February 21 and 23 and March 1 2011 Celebrate African American History Month at Cinema Arts Centre’s Film Fest, screening four films- Haiti: One Day, One Destiny, Freedom Riders, Night Catches Us with Filmmakers in person or live via Skype, and culminating with a screening of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls. Each film $10/Public, $6/Members / Tickets […]

Slave Burial Site in Wantaugh, Nassau County, NY

For Black History Month, reflections on the struggle of the Jackson family in the Town of Hempstead, New York, to make sure a pre-Civil War, slave burial ground, where members of their family are buried, is preserved. The plot is called the Herald Avenue Cemetery in Wantaugh. As of 2007, a recommendation was made to […]

Encountering my hero at the DMV

A story from Kimberly: My husband Ian and I had a car die this week. So, we had to buy an even older used car. That put me at the Department of Motor Vehicles in our lovely, suburban, Long Island, New York. On the way out, I noticed that, in the back of the room, […]

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