Archive | February, 2012

Are the Kids Alright?

Immigrant families from the Black Diaspora are familiar with this passage: moving to countries with thriving economies to make a better living, and leaving their children behind in the care of trusted relatives and friends. Of course, the separation is never permanent. Just long enough for the mom or dad to get working papers and […]

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A Heaven-Sent Voice Returns Home

Give me one moment in time, when I’m more than I thought I would be When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away, and the answers are all up to me About a year ago, I steered our family station wagon through the narrow hoary streets of East Orange, consulting a scrap of paper with […]

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A Deafening Silence

Black History Month is well underway, and with a paltry 29 days with which to revel in the achievements of Blacks here in America and throughout the African diaspora, we need to get moving! Camilla Williams is a great place to start. A lyric soprano, her debut in the lead role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” […]

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