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Happy Juneteenth Pride! Proud Juneteenth!

I’ve come to love Juneteenth so much that there are a few other names I keep finding myself calling it. These are:How Nice For You DayAnd,We Are Not Fools DayAnd,How Far, So Far DayAnd,Universe! Ancestors! Stop Playin’ Day!And, the name that sums up Juneteenth for me is Sankofa Day.It gets me especially choked up and misty-eyed. I’m trusting that many of you will see the reasons for these other names. […]

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Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

I learned a lot from Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Dr. Rebecca Hall. Not only is Dr. Hall the author, she is the character around whom the story revolves. In this highly graphic, graphic nonfiction novel Dr. Hall is engaged in research necessary to complete her PhD dissertation. The subject of her dissertation is women-led slave revolts in British America. It turns out that the subject […]

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From Christendom to Freedom: Journey-Making with a Black Transgender Elder

 Are You Looking For Your Freedom? Jonathon Thunderword describes his journey to mental, spiritual and religious freedom in his beautiful and revealing book. Jonathon’s book is short and to the point and reflects the man himself. I first saw Jonathon on a Friday night at a synagogue. Unknown to both of us, this was to be a night unlike any other. It was the first time I attended a Jewish […]

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Introducing The Inspired Music of Count Carnette

A wonderful thing can happen when you read a book like Company of Prophets: you may feel strongly inspired to research the fascinating personalities you discover! Such was the case with me when I read about the outstanding musician, Count Lee William Carnette. Count Carnette is a self-taught musician living in Seattle, Washington. He began playing the piano at age three and has had no professional music training. Rather, Carnette’s […]

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