Vision

We are the Ones We’ve been Waiting for

September 29, 2017 by Miniya Ali It is nighttime in the funky Sahara town of Touba Toul and like most nights it is significantly cooler than the day. My host family sits under a neem tree to discuss the highlights of the day. They passionately gossip about unmarried…

Without Knowledge

Wisdom is a common cure for a soul without any knowledge Without knowledge of knowing where they or it may come from. Commonly given facts of one’s history cannot be taken incorrectly. Definitely, when pretending the wisdom of an inaccurate hardship, I can psychologically find understanding with your…

Freedom: Responding to the Call

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond. ~Jeffrey Borenstein Dr. Robert D. Hill, when the director of research for the National Urban League, wrote The Strengths of Black Families (1972) to counteract the negative stereotypes of…

Hoot, Hoot, Hooray

  A story by Wanda Gail Campbell Many millions of years ago when God, Goddess, All That Is, whom we shall name GGATI, was thinking of creating humans, a call went out to all the animals of planet Earth for a brainstorming session. When they were gathered GGATI…

Goin’ In: Witnessing Youth Jump Overboard

 I believe that our life experiences are cyclical and I believe unresolved problems often return to us cleverly disguised as something else.  I’m particularly fond of the Sankofa bird. It is one of the sixty-three Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa is a bird…

Reflection of a Soul Child

My 40+ year old baby cousin, Deanna, has been singing since she was 3; at least that was when I first experienced her singing, “I’m a Lion” from The Wiz. Since then, I have cried every time I hear her voice.  It takes my breath away.  Living away…

Words of Russell Clayton

NEW LIFE I am welcoming new life into my body, breathed into my soul by the very joy of my heavenly experience here on Earth. I will allow the events of this day to unfold for me and my greater purpose. Each moment that I am truly present,…

We the Dreamers

We are the dreamers, the ones with souls as deep as oceans and with the reflections of stars in our upturned eyes. We’re the wistful, the hopeful, and the quiet ones, gazing off in the distance with that absent but knowing smile. With our heads in the clouds…

Hope for Humanity

Since there is really no beginning and no end to the flow life or of mystical and mythical imagination, let’s explore how art may often reflect mass consciousness. In my home hangs one of my favorite paintings. As I gaze at it, there are some aspects that seem…

Morning Flow

From my heart to yours: It’s 6:45 am. The kids are in bed and it’s dark in my living room, aside from the lamp on the side table next to me illuminating the succulents basking in its glow. And here I am, with coffee, blanket and computer on…