Art & Poetry

A Couple of Things on My Mind Today…

“We are still searching for our KEY to full freedom in the U.S. which continues to be a thorny existence. Do your work – know your history and build a strong foundation.”#Larueshandinclay #blackwomanceramicist #afriwarebooks #mahoganygalley #peopleofcolorpeopleofclay #thecolornetwork #africanamericanmuseums #blackartinamericamatters #blacksculptorsmatters #afrolatinaartist #chicagoartist #ceramicartistofinstagram #stonewareceramics —Christine “Liz” Larue I…

I Serve

I lift myself OObeyond the evidence OOof my senses. I go to the frontier OOof my world OOand I see beyond. I know OOwe can be more. I know OOwe can do more OOand better I know OOwe are One, Yes, OOsequestered OOin time OOblinded OOby circumstance. Still,…

This Here Body of Mine

  In this body, I’ve known love. I’ve known despair and joy held together by a vulnerable thread of near invisible hope. At times these have been my only reasons for containing breath.   In this body, this fallible body, I’ve taunted death; fearfully so… in hopes of…

THOUGHTS AND WORDS

    By Tekla A. Syers Dedicated to Jaclyn Moore-Bedford Don’t let your thoughts and words OOlead you to distress. Don’t think words of distress OOor darkness about another OOfor their roots run deep OOand sprout OOin your experience OOas unpleasantness. No OOto stress-inducing words OOfrom others. They…

Voting Issues

Here it is, 2022. I never thought I would be compelled out of my middle-age pandemic stupor to revisit issues I lived through in the 1960s and stare them squarely in the face today. I grew up at a time when info about African Americans was relegated to…

Creator/Creating Gets My Vote!

One of my besties queried, “What happened to you?  You turned 72, and now you are bursting with creativity – a magazine, a blog, and now jewelry!  My answer – “I don’t know!”  I’m just going with what I feel; at this moment, I feel like flowing in…

Prosetry: The Sky

The Sky The sky was afire, showing off what colours of blush she could afford our compliments. A golden smear here, a bronze dusting there. Tangerine followed closely. The sky was full of peace. She loudly said nothing but truly beautiful, heavenly soft poetic puffs of glowing cloud….

An Artist’s Perspective: Mikel Elam

    The Art of Dreaming. My mother used to refer to me as the dreamer. I would dream both awake and asleep. I could find images in the cloud’s food nature. Even looking into the face of another. It sometimes got me in trouble. Especially school when…

Art in Emotion: Udeagha Chindindu

  Title:  Phobia Have you experienced any situation or event where fear gripped your body and spirit to the extent you cant move, think or talk? Fear is dangerous. Original artwork for SALE #dinduart#creativity#Godschild #art#grahitedrawing The emotion of this young artist from Lagos, Nigeria, cried out through the…