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"The Black Panther of Poetry" January 28, 2014 at 11:50 am
I have no response to and objection to Gay marriage. My question is how is it that African/BlackRead More Americans' always end up creating a genre or a culture or an art form only to have it usurped by White America. The very race that mostly has nothing but animosity and disdain towards us. Macklemore won four Grammys for the Rap category and I think back in the 90's Vanilla Ice also won that distinction too. I mean Country music doesn't do it, Opera doesn't do it, Blue grass doesn't do it. Even in the almost five centuries in this countrys' existence, we've just now managed to elect an African-American president. And there are some African-American critics out there who point out that President Obama pedigree is not totally that of the African American experience; with his Black father being Kenyan and his mother being a white female from Kansas. But I digress, my point is that even from the invention of Rock and Roll(Elvis the king lol) Jazz (Al Jolson) Blues(Stevie Ray Vaughn), etc, etc. But it is no ones fault but our own!! When will we stop giving our culture away, our music away or letting it be usurped by others. When was the last time you heard of an African-American dominating Wall Street, or Ceo's of Fortune 500 companies, etc, etc. All that we have and or acquired, we've earned it or made it through God given talent and brains and against insurmountable discrimination, racism and ODDS!!!! But we as a people still perservere!!!! FROM WHOM MUCH HAS BEEN TAKEN.....MUCH WILL BE GIVEN BACK TOO...(basic Karma)
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kwiley424 January 18, 2014 at 01:58 pm
What a great support for those of us who don't want to waste time and money on movies we won't like.Read More Thanks!
David Johnston June 29, 2013 at 09:32 am
Do you ever wonder if Disneyland Employees, after watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks every night,Read More just say Meh! to the 4th of July??
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 8, 2013 at 05:17 pm
Nice and sweet poem, lois. To think about it, pears are my favorite fruit too!!! Lois, have you everRead More had a pickled pear? They are delicious and they are pickled not in vinegar but some other kind of sweetish (not swedish) and tart liquid. If you want I could call home and get the recipe for you and give it to you at the poetry group meeting!!!
Peter Bray March 1, 2013 at 01:42 pm
Enjoyed Bobby's poem and Jeff's commentary. We are a strange species with miles to go even after weRead More sleep. – PB
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 1, 2013 at 06:02 pm
I am that Bobby Richardson and I approve this poem and commentary and like Jessie Owens, I too hailRead More from Alabama. Alabama has not only given America and the world Great people like Jessie Owens but a plethora of others that are too many to list. People like Hank Aaron, Condoleeza Rice, Lionel Ritchie, Wilma Rudolph, Ruth Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Charles Barkeley,Nat King Cole, Rosa Parks, Joe Louis, Hank Williams, Coretta Scott King; to name a few. Although Alabama has a dark history of race relations and civil rights. It too has come a long way and acknowledges that it has a long way to go. I am very proud of the public education that The Great State of Alabama gave me and I am sure that this beautiful city that we call Benicia can do the same for its' young men and women!!! Thank You very much fellow poets(BROPOES') Jeff Burkhart and Peter Bray and Benicia Patch!!! "KEEP HOPE ALIVE AND WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!
Michelle Kye January 23, 2013 at 04:11 pm
Wonderful! Congratulations to our Benicia Middle School musicians!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" January 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm
Back in my day, I dabbled around a little bit in music!!!! Although playing instruments is great;Read More let us not forget that the Greatest of all instruments is the voice!!!! Great Job Benicia Middle School!!!
Frances Jackson December 21, 2012 at 03:34 pm
I love this poem and its description of a deeply poignant moment with Mother, who has embarked on aRead More journey to the other side. It is hard to hear when one is nearer the age of the mother than the daughter. One may grieve for the daughter indeed - but the mother is on the path to losing all. Sigh.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 23, 2012 at 01:20 am
Nice poem, reminds me of when I was a child of seven or eight years of age and my Grandmother whomRead More loved me and I loved her back very much was suffering from Alzheimers disease(sinility back then). It was very hurtful and confusing to me at the time, but now I see that it comes with time. Everyone age; I've aged/uv'aged, in hindsight now it all dejavu in reverse!!!(think about it) GREAT POEM!!
Kelly A. Ryan December 13, 2012 at 04:49 pm
I just loved reading this- what a lovely person who is making a difference in so many ways.Read More Herlinda, as Maya Angelou has said "You make me proud to spell my name W-O-M-A-N. Wishing you much happiness and success!
Kelly A. Ryan December 13, 2012 at 04:49 pm
I just loved reading this- what a lovely person who is making a difference in so many ways.Read More Herlinda, as Maya Angelou has said "You make me proud to spell my name W-O-M-A-N. Wishing you much happiness and success!
herlindaheras July 3, 2013 at 05:57 am
Thank you , kelly!! It was an honor and a lot of fun!!
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