January, 2017

Jozzmos: Meanderings

Beginnings. Aren’t we just at the perfect place in time and space for this? A time when half the country is looking with hope towards a perceived new beginning, and the other half seeing a beginning of the end. Maybe there’s a few that see the same ol…

Curtis “Kojo” Morrow

“I acknowledge and swear to the spirits of our ancestors that I, Kojo-Achampong, will never disgrace you, my Ashanti people, or Black people, no matter where I go, or what I am called upon to do.” – Curtis James Morrow, (Kojo-Achampong), in My Sankofa Kojo Acheampong was the…

Resolution

“In 2016 I became painfully aware of this thing I do. It’s irrational. It’s self-defeating. I hate it, but it’s real. And I have to stare it straight in the eyes before I can do anything about it. I see a picture (or person. Hell, sometimes a text…

Her Movement: Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine

When venturing to connect with Delilah Masani Faye Mulraine, I found her by message.  She was conducting a retreat in Belize.  This is what she does.  She is her own movement, and her images, capturing her spirit, are what enticed GS to share her movement with the world….

Row: Reflection on Beginnings

There are many beginnings in our lives. The first, of course, is our birth after which each new day is a ‘beginning’. Each day is a day never before experienced. It is doubtful if many people think in those terms when the alarm clock nosily enters into their…

In the Beginning…

  In the beginning, back when I epitomized what loneliness meant, Meeting you seemed preordained, as if you were heaven sent. Out of my personal darkness, something in you brought light. And I truly believed there would be happiness every day and night. In the beginning, it seemed…

Project Say Something: History and Race in Florence, AL

The Ambiguities of Race and the Permanence of Slavery: A Look at George W. Farris, Escaped Slave   Homer Plessy Newspaper accounts from across the nation in the 1850s tell the tale of an escaped slave calling himself George Washington Farris. The story detailed by these accounts highlights…

Words from Russell Clayton

  BE UNAFRAID There is nothing to fear if you have nothing to lose. When your identity is tied to the body-mind, you believe that you can lose your very life. Knowing your Truth means that you know that you existed long before your birth and that you…

Follow Your Heart: A Beginning

Mmm mmm, pizza fresh out the oven. I was so hungry too! But, as soon as I sat down to enjoy my meal, His small still voice spoke to me. He said, “Jeremiah, hasten”. Now, knowingly hungry and trying not to cop an attitude in the spirit (because…

My Initiation In Life

  It has been so exciting, the commencement, the start. New things are coming into existence, things I know being interpreted in a new and different way, the beginning of life forward, very good in its experiential origin, and being able to only get better from there. I…