🏆🌍✍🏾The 8th Annual Sarabita Masters Awards 2020 Recipients✍🏾🌍🏆

December 18th, 2020 – Brooklyn, NYC Poets On High Levels Continue reading 🏆🌍✍🏾The 8th Annual Sarabita Masters Awards 2020 Recipients✍🏾🌍🏆

🌹🪔The Positive Message Of Kwanzaa🪔🌹

“Personally? I think these 7 Principles should simply be a way of life, not just for 7 days. Try to live them daily.”~Maxwanette A Poetess *The History of Kwanzaa “We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?” “Namastè & One Love”❤💛💚 #DailyPositiveReinforcement Continue reading 🌹🪔The Positive Message Of Kwanzaa🪔🌹

✨📚One Of the Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore📚✨

One of the Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Bookstores Eso Won Books Hosted Barack Obama Twice—Before He Was President By Interview with a Bookstore April 3, 2019 Eso Won Books is an independent Black-owned bookstore in Los Angeles offering a large selection of books on nearly every subject related to African American history and more. Co-owners James Fugate and Thomas Hamilton answer our questions below. * What’s your favorite section of the store? My favorite section of the store is the New Arrivals area. It’s always exciting to unpack a publisher’s box and see a great title which we’ve been expecting for some time. … Continue reading ✨📚One Of the Nation’s Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore📚✨

🇯🇲✍🏾Famous Jamaican Dub Poet, Yasus Afari✍🏾🇯🇲

“We at P.L.O.T.S. (Poetry, Language Of the Soul), are honored to share this piece by one of Jamaica’s most popular Dub Poets, Brother~King Yasus Afari. He’s a consistent & supportive member of ours. He shared this piece on our Facebook page. It was a must share on our Blog. “Read di words & Feel di riddim!” Respect, Continued Blessings & Guidance to Brother~King Yasus & his Sister~Queen.” ~Maxwanette A Poetess “Namastè & One Love“❤️💛💚 Friends of Mother Earth / The Earth is Our Friend The earth is the garden of creation Purposefully clothed, with lush, green vegetation. Roots! Firm enough … Continue reading 🇯🇲✍🏾Famous Jamaican Dub Poet, Yasus Afari✍🏾🇯🇲

✨✍🏾Today’s Poet, Margaret Walker✍🏾✨

Poet and novelist Margaret Walker was born on July 7, 1915, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the Reverend Sigismund C. Walker and Marion Dozier Walker. The family moved to New Orleans when Walker was a young child. A Methodist minister who had been born near Buff Bay, Jamaica, Walker’s father was a scholar who bequeathed to his daughter his love of literature—the classics, the Bible, Benedict de Spinoza, Arthur Schopenhauer, the English classics, and poetry. Similarly, Walker’s musician mother played ragtime and read poetry to her, choosing among such varied authors and works as Paul Laurence Dunbar, John Greenleaf Whittier‘s “Snowbound,” … Continue reading ✨✍🏾Today’s Poet, Margaret Walker✍🏾✨

✨✍🏾Today’s Poet, Margaret Danner✍🏾✨

✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨ Margaret Danner 1915–1984 Poet and editor Margaret Esse Danner grew up in Chicago and was educated at Loyola University, Roosevelt College, Northwestern University, and YMCA College. She was the first African American assistant editor at Poetry magazine, during Henry Rago’s tenure as editor. As a member of the South Side Community Art Center, she met with a group of writers that included Margaret Goss Burroughs and Gwendolyn Brooks. Danner also corresponded frequently with the poet Langston Hughes.   Her poetry often engages African artwork and culture. Her collections of poetry include Impressions of African Art Forms (1960), To Flower … Continue reading ✨✍🏾Today’s Poet, Margaret Danner✍🏾✨

✨✍🏾Today’s Poet ~ Lucille Clifton✍🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lucille-clifton   A prolific and widely respected poet, Lucille Clifton’s work emphasizes endurance and strength through adversity, focusing particularly on African-American experience and family life. Awarding the prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize to Clifton in 2007, the judges remarked that “One always feels the looming humaneness around Lucille Clifton’s poems—it is a moral quality that some poets have and some don’t.” In addition to the Ruth Lilly prize, Clifton was the first author to have two books of poetry chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980 (1987) and Next: New Poems (1987). Her collection Two-Headed Woman (1980) was also … Continue reading ✨✍🏾Today’s Poet ~ Lucille Clifton✍🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨👊🏾Marc Lamont Hill👊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Lamont_Hill https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/29/media/marc-lamont-hill-cnn/index.html https://www.thenation.com/article/marc-lamont-hill-academic-freedom/ https://youtu.be/RB-Ukl0UzSY Continue reading ✨👊🏾Marc Lamont Hill👊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨🖌Black Artists & Entrepreneurs – T-Shirts🖌✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

Androo’s Art: ✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨ Artistic Tees: ✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌✨🖌 Continue reading ✨🖌Black Artists & Entrepreneurs – T-Shirts🖌✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨✍🏾W.E.B Du Bois✍🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois? Scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1895, he became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  Du Bois wrote extensively and was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Du Bois died in Ghana in 1963. https://www.biography.com/.amp/people/web-du-bois-9279924 https://youtu.be/bhzPycsmnh4 https://youtu.be/kKXglS90qn4 https://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/poets/detail/w-e-b-du-bois https://youtu.be/ld0wNaU8pHs Continue reading ✨✍🏾W.E.B Du Bois✍🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨✊🏾🇧🇸Sidney Poitier – Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat🇧🇸✊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

https://www.biography.com/.amp/people/sidney-poitier-9443345 Top 5 Films “To Sir With Love” 1967 – Full Movie “How Sidney Poitier Overcame Racial Dogma” “Lilies of the Field” “Children of the Dust” 1955 (Western) – Full Movie “Interview- 2009” Continue reading ✨✊🏾🇧🇸Sidney Poitier – Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat🇧🇸✊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨✊🏾🇯🇲🇬🇭Queen Nanny of The Maroons🇬🇭🇯🇲✊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭🇯🇲🇬🇭 By Khadijah Yayefall Ndiaye While we celebrate our Black History Every Month, it is time to pay homage to a powerful woman, Queen Nanny. The courageous Queen Nanny was born around 1685 in Ghana and reported to belong to the Ashanti tribe, married to Adou, with no children. She escaped from slavery after being transported to Jamaica The Maroons, Africans who escaped from slavery in the Americas, were already an established culture since escaping bondage in 1655 when Spanish and British colonizers battled for control of Jamaica. They skillfully fled to the treacherous mountains that made it all but … Continue reading ✨✊🏾🇯🇲🇬🇭Queen Nanny of The Maroons🇬🇭🇯🇲✊🏾✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨🌹✍🏾Today’s Poet ~ Olivia Ward Bush-Banks✍🏾🌹✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Ward_Bush-Banks “Echoes” – Recited by, Wilson Hammond Jr. Continue reading ✨🌹✍🏾Today’s Poet ~ Olivia Ward Bush-Banks✍🏾🌹✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨🌹TODAY’S POET – Rita Dove🌹✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾 https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/rita-dove Rita Dove Reading Poems In 1987 “The Undressing” Famous Quotes: ✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨✍🏾✨ Continue reading ✨🌹TODAY’S POET – Rita Dove🌹✨ #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨✍🏾TODAY’S POET✍🏾✨ 🌹Ntozake Shange 10/18/1948 ~ 10/27/2018🌹 #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntozake_Shange “A Laying On of Hands/I Found God Within Myself”     “No More Love Poems” “Playwright, Poet, Performer – Educational Update” Reading “Faye” Continue reading ✨✍🏾TODAY’S POET✍🏾✨ 🌹Ntozake Shange 10/18/1948 ~ 10/27/2018🌹 #FebruaryIsBlackHistoryMonth

✨❤️💛💚🇯🇲🎈🎼HAPPY EARTH & SPIRITUAL-STRONG ROBERT (BOB) NESTA MARLEY 2/6/1945 ~ 5/11/1981🎼🎈🇯🇲❤️💛💚

                                           🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁 “Always Luvin’ Di Bob!”❤️💛💚 Growing up, Bob Marley’s music wasn’t always being played in my Jamaican home. My Mom, would play a song or two if I was lucky. But Bob wasn’t accepted as some may think. Not at first. As a child, being a “Rasta” (Rastafarian) was not smiled upon. Many in my parents time, saw Rasta’s as scoundrels, lazy, nasty, worthless, thieves, and good for nothing’s. The worst thing a boy could be was a Rasta. … Continue reading ✨❤️💛💚🇯🇲🎈🎼HAPPY EARTH & SPIRITUAL-STRONG ROBERT (BOB) NESTA MARLEY 2/6/1945 ~ 5/11/1981🎼🎈🇯🇲❤️💛💚

✨🌹Powerful Video🌹✨

💔Many are broken💔 We need to remember that we all go through things in life. I’m not a religious individual. However, if LOVE were a religion? Then I’m a LOVER. The broken? They’re ME, YOU, US, THEM…WE. We cannot keep throwing people away. They need help as much as anyone else & sometimes even more so.   I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Born sickly, was severely abused by almost everyone I came across in my childhood, teenage years & adulthood; from the cradle to the classroom, literally. I was always angry and in pain, physically & emotionally. I was … Continue reading ✨🌹Powerful Video🌹✨

“War is Obsolete, All Life Interrelated – Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.”

“The major purpose of P.L.O.T.S. (Poetry, Language Of the Soul), is to be a reminder that we’re all here in this existence. It makes more sense to love one another, be kind to one another, & to help one another coexist in joy & happiness. It isn’t impossible you know unless we make it so.”~Maxwanette A Poetess   “We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”                                                       “Namaste & One Love”❤️💛💚   Continue reading “War is Obsolete, All Life Interrelated – Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.”

 🇯🇲🎼JAMAICA NICE🎼🇯🇲

 😍🇯🇲Etana Nominated🇯🇲😍 http://www.clintonlindsay.com/2018/12/20/the-grammy-nominated-etana-continues-to-make-history/                🎤🇯🇲Morgan Heritage – Inna Africa🇯🇲🎤 http://www.clintonlindsay.com/2018/12/20/morgan-heritages-africa-jamaica-tour-kicks-off-in-zimbabwe/ 😍🇯🇲“Remembering Garnett Silk”🇯🇲😍 http://www.clintonlindsay.com/2018/12/16/remembering-roots-singer-garnet-silk-24-years-later/?fbclid=IwAR0A1dvFnfSqM5w75PYXvKzUqcZ2AoEkisDHj6GF1r9rqC65q2VQ89afifU 🎤🇯🇲BOB MARLEY IS THE SECOND MOST LIKED ARTIST ON FACEBOOK!🎤🇯🇲 http://www.clintonlindsay.com/2011/12/17/bob-marley-is-the-second-most-liked-artist-on-facebook/        🎤🇯🇲BUJU BANTON’S FIRST CONCERT, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM!🎤🇯🇲 http://www.clintonlindsay.com/2018/12/19/buju-bantons-first-concert-saturday-march-16-at-the-national-stadium/ Continue reading  🇯🇲🎼JAMAICA NICE🎼🇯🇲

✨🌹Violence Against Women – by, teleSUR English🌹✨

“WOMEN!!!” “We are your Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Grandmothers, Wives, Cousins, Fiancés, Girlfriends & Daughters. We bring forth & nurture LIFE & LOVE. We deserve to be treated better & decently. A World and or Society that treats women; the carriers of life, poorly? Shall be reduced to nothing.”~Maxwanette A Poetess “Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚 Since 1981, Latin America commemorates every 25th of November the day against gender-based violence. The feminist movements of the region, with one of the highest rates of violence against women, coined that date in honor of Dominicans Minerva, Patria, and María Teresa Mirabal, three sisters murdered … Continue reading ✨🌹Violence Against Women – by, teleSUR English🌹✨

✨🌹DEEPEST CONDOLENCES🌹✨

“We’re All In This Thing Called Life Together…Remember?”❤️💛💚 We are to love one another, for we are our Brothers & Sisters Keepers. It isn’t a political thing, a racial thing, or anything except one thing…”LOVE.” Love of Self, Others, & Life. We’ve got to do better than this… ✍🏾Essay by, SANDRA PARKS✍🏾 https://youtu.be/Ij9HdZbsSiw Continue reading ✨🌹DEEPEST CONDOLENCES🌹✨