Melting Pot

Art is Transformational.

Kathleen Atkins Wilson created MATERNAL LOVE of Elizabeth and Mary. Maternal Love is a personal encounter with Elizabeth and Mary, about the joy of being a vessel of creation. The radiant colors being light to the spirit of their love. The African ancestral symbols of Ashanti fertility dolls…

Artist Cecil Bernard: Connections

“The Bond” I usually don’t just do this kind of thing but since my Mom passed last week I know she was a Daddy’s girl and her Dad died when she was 7. I also coached my basketball 🏀 daughter in high school !!!” – Cecil Bernard  …

Blossom: Spotlight on Pratik Mamtora, aka, Angel

  I hope I don’t embarrass Pratik by disclosing my nickname for him, but he is nothing less to me than an angel.   I met Pratik at a community talent event I hosted, as Pastor of Living Spirit.  He addressed me and exclaimed how moved he was…

The Art of Photography: Bernard Basley

  These are some images taken in Ho Chi Ming City and in the Mekong Delta. Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television…

Project Say Something: Educating Allies

In Alabama, we often get education wrong. Despite our low nationwide rankings, our insistence on maintaining corporal punishment in schools, and our reluctance to move away from the football-coach-as-history-teacher model, the most serious flaw seems to be a determination to hold on to white supremacy and bigotry. White…

A Maid in Mumbai

Mumbai households could not survive without the army of ladies who service the homes as housemaids or “bais” as they are called in Marathi. (In Rajasthani a “bai” is a girl or a daughter.) These young ladies are often the sole breadwinners of their homes. They are married…

Ana’s Angioma Journey – 9/9/2019

‎ It’s been an unusual few days for me…I’ve been a bit emotional as the calendar moved forward and my mind kept wanting to look back, but inside I know I have to keep moving forward, but learn from the past. September has been full of big shifts…

Goin’ In: It’s Time for A Family Meeting

  African American families used to have family meetings to figure out the issues, determine the steps needed to shore up the crumbling family infrastructure, and then hold people accountable for the improvements. Now keeping in mind—these weren’t long meetings. The meetings weren’t for blaming or shaming people…