Thursday, October 13, 2016

Detroit: Conversation on Crisis in Detroit Schools event Oct 29

African American History: Film from Solomon Sir Jones, Film_1 - Chapter #0 : Congregationalists coming out of church, Clearview, OK

October 16, 2016

The Solomon Sir Jones collection of silent film showing the lives of early African American towns in Oklahoma is important because they provide counter-narratives to some of the negative histories, lies, and depictions of African Americans in the US often taught and believed by many people.  I plan to show these film clips to my students. I first saw one of the films posted on a friend of mines Facebook page.

Please share this link with family, friends, and educators.

Solomon Sir Jones, Film_1 - Chapter #0 : Congregationalists coming out of church, Clearview, OK


The Dudley Randall Print and Media Center, and, Broadside Lotus Press Presents BROADSIDE LOTUS PRESS POETS THEATER Broadside Lotus Press has poetry writing workshops before our Sunday Poets Theater every third Sunday of the month. We will be examining and discussing the work of our published poets, your poems, and, writing poetry. TIME: 3:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M 1. WRITING WORKSHOP From 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Writing Workshop. Bring your work in progress and completed poems to read and get feedback. 2. POETRY TRIBUTE TO RON ALLEN, FARUQ Z BEY, AND OTHERS 4:30 - 5:00. bring your favorite poems by these authors, share how they inspired you! 3. OPEN MIC 5:00 -5:30 WHERE: GROUNDS COFFEE HAUS, LOWER LEVEL OF STUDENT UNION, UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT- MERCY Enter at the Livernois entrance.Turn left, the Student Union will be on your right. Contact: Rosemary Weatherston-, Aurora Free and open to the public. * See our website, Facebook page, and Twitter also! Twitter:

DET Poets, Activists & Musicians: Kaleema Hasan's Memorial Service Oct 15, 2016 info

It is with great sadness that I informed the public the other day of the passing away of my good friend, poet-activist-scholar Kaleema Hasan. We will be having a potluck Celebration of Life Memorial this Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 2:00 -5:00 pm at the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex 10500 Lyndon Street, Detroit, Michigan 48238. I will be hosting the Celebration with an open mic for family and friends that knew her. Please click on the image below for the program.