We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words. But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post on her @DrMayaAngelou Twitter account on May 23. from
“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination. The Shoa: The Holocaust. We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked against them. We have seen the photos, films, heard the
Bob Kaufman Born: April 18, 1925 Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana Bob Kaufman was, other than Langston Hughes, the greatest jazz poet who ever lived. He remains one of the best 2 or 3 of the Beat poets and the most underrated of all American poets. – Sean Daniel Singer Kaufman said of his
This is about the “Washington Redskins” blatantly racist team name. The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl. You should watch it and share it anyway. The video is powerful, well done, and worth watching. It is 2 minutes long. I can comfortably say “racists”.
The Crown. The Queen. The Crass. Ordinary moments from her later years for Queen Elizabeth II. I had several, but pared it down to a couple. Interesting images because of the subject, and fine photography. I associate her with an immensely important grand history, challenging socioeconomic questions and the Pistols. As an American I am
I began to prepare this post for images only. But I needed to know what lead to life in prison. About the first half of his life. An interesting paradox. An intensely tolerant, inclusive and compassionate man. Rightly celebrated as a great man of peace. He was also part of an armed revolutionary movement aimed
I found an image taken from the Hebrew Cervera Bible. An illuminated manuscript dated c.1299, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. This image and caption caught my eye and my curiosity. The caption source is unknown to me. One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith is the menorah, a