Just wanted to share this amazing poem by the late Henry Dumas, who was called an “absolute genius” by Toni Morrison. Additional Resources: .
So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly’s in Akron and we had an amazing time. I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being. I have had periods of
I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message. Keyamsha Richard Pryor from live on the Sunset strip describing why he stopped using the word nigga. “It’s nice to have pride about your shit. I went home to the motherland. And everybody should go home to Africa. Everybody. Especially, Black people.
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I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Pineal gland, Melatonin, & Melanin and I just wanted to express my thoughts and findings thus far. I’m not an expert in the field or subject matter (nor do I claim to be). This is just a ‘brain dump’ of…
There is such a deeper side to life that very few ever encounter. What makes it even worse is that many who actually encounter this deeper side don’t know how to use it to guide them, or to express their gift to the world, or simply enjoy the world in a fulfilling way. I have found
Calling Ohioans “Buckeyes” goes back to the 1830’s. The buckeye is seen as a sign of good luck. Ohio State seems to personify this “myth” of luck, always winning everything, growing at an astronomical rate, leading in education, etc. Well the Buckeye neighborhood of Cleveland could say just the opposite. This area once showed
Much appreciation to University of Akron for bringing the Keeper’s Lounge concert series! C’mon Cleveland State, get with it! The DJ (Krate Digga) was on point with the old school to new school mixing. Since it was Dilla Day in Detroit, it was the perfect filler – especially after hearing (during the concert) that Whitney
Well, most of my closest people know that my partner, my Bean-town buddy, my boy! – Roh! (as we affectionately called him) has transitioned into another life. (That means he died). After nearly 14 years, 6 cities, 3 cars, 2 schools, and about 7 or 8 residences together, I am now without my dog, Pharoh
Sometimes you do things because it just feels right, or you may feel some type of pressure. But sometimes, you have to admit when things are simply divine. I am a Griot who speaks through rhythm, the Ngoma, the drum. I am immensely proud to be a Griot. It is a way of life, a
Yep, that’s what the young man said. We tell him to watch his language around adults… “Man, F…k this Library!” Really? What did the library do to you? Actually, it sounds like the coward way out, because what he wanted to say was, “F… You!” But instead chose to yell out his little, lame statement