Vision

Artistic Clarity: Style of Raub Welch

  “Josephine and the Beauty School Suite” 48″×48″ mixed media I missed an opportunity to witness the beauty of Raub Welch.  During my visit to Chicago last summer, my Sister-friend, Janis Gipson invited me to attend a gathering at the Bronzeville home of Raub Welch.  She knows that…

Kerrigan Casey: Artist/Activist

  “I have been practicing realism since I get commissioned a lot for portraits. I’m doing a new infest in painting murals (which is so much work). Just basically working to produce content that inspires me and others. “- Kerrigan “A lot of people aren’t into taking action…

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…

Words by Dr. Russell Clayton

THE PATH OF YOUR TRUE SELF When you are evolving, you are on the path of growth, and following your true self. When you are static you are not growing, and following your lower self. Anytime you’re being less than your authentic self, you are creating and starring…

What I Learned from Robert and About Him

Four months prior to meeting Robert in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I had a dream about divorcing and marrying a new man on the same day. This profound experience truly challenged me, as I was quite lonely and expanding my spiritual endeavors. When we met in a December 2000 seminar,…

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…

It’s Non-refundable 

  With most things in life, there’s a receipt or a chance to get a refund. There’s only one thing (as far as I’m concerned) that cannot be redeemed, and that’s time. It’s my most precious commodity, and believe me, I treat it accordingly, and I don’t let…

WEB OF LIFE CONNECTIONS

There are multiple metaphors for connectedness: Perhaps Native American Chief Seattle said it best when he spoke about The Web of Life: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All…

IN YOUR IMAGE

I have seen fragments of eternity in the smile of an Afrikan face Contented by the chance to be visible in a world that sees us As monkeys that have just learnt to blend into the bigger picture. I have learnt to laugh with a dagger in my…