Ella Baker co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet, few know of her work. In 1981, Bernice Reagon, founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, wrote Ella’s Song. The lyrics are as relevant today as they were decades ago. Enjoy.
I found this video searching for information about Buddhism in Africa. It tells the story, not only of a Buddhist retreat center, but also of a little African girl and her life. It’s 30 minutes long but well worth the watch when you have time.
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., saw that still in the second half of the 20th century the descendants of slaves, on whose backs this country’s wealth was built, were still unable to enjoy the promised freedoms, equality, and pursuit of happiness written into the American constitution and law. He accepted the charge to work for the achievement of those […]
Avaaz Photo I have participated in Avaaz internet actions for years. For those who do not know, in the words of the Avaaz team, Avaaz is an extraordinary community of hopeful, practically idealistic people who choose to sign a petition or donate money when no one is looking. This organization has successfully delivered petitions, with millions […]
The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers The 28th day of the eleventh month of the year 2320 – around the world the drums beat and the earth shakes with the rhythm of dancing feet. The original ones, the keepers of sacred cultures, called “the people” in their hundreds of languages, celebrate their success for […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve responded to Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday, but the following prompt brought up vivid images. You find yourself in the lower level of an old ship. A calendar on the wall says 1682. There is a small window, and the view is nothing but open sea and a setting sun. […]