Baba_Kwame_sm
Written by

Gelede Festival 2014, A Call to Action

 by Dr. Kwame-Osagyefo Kalimara “Revolution begins with the self, in the self.” Toni Cade Bambara “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.” Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth “The New Afrikan has a Story yet to be told.” Baba Medahochi Kofi Zannu Photo credit to Thema Jumoke Brown Please click […]

May 11, 2014 0
stephanie-sylverin
Written by

Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit Through Massage Therapy

 by Stephanie Sylverin, LMT When talking about massage therapy most people think about relaxation.  While that is true to some extent, this “treat” is capable of bringing a wave of change in more than one department of your life. Massage Therapy is definitely a lot more than a quiet hour at the spa and soothing […]

May 10, 2014 0
Kefentse_sm
Written by

Reflections

 by Baba Kefentse Akim Bandele (nka Fabayo Adesanya Awoyade) I couldn’t even get off the plane fast enough before I called and told her that I loved her. I told her that I appreciated everything that she went through as a single Mother. I appreciated the days where we had no electricity and had to use […]

May 10, 2014 0
Ololade
Written by

Save Your Money

  by Olorisha Ololade Grady Parents are fickle. Sometimes they spoil us. Sometimes they make us jump through hurdles to get what they freely gave just a little while ago. It is not always easy to see whether they are helping or hurting us. It is a good idea then to make sure we are not […]

May 10, 2014 0
Shack-4x4
Written by

Rites of Passage

by Brotha Shack Speaks Few lay people know the power and value of ritual work the way that African males in America do. Between the rising and setting of the Sun is a lifetime. And for someone’s son, today will be his last one. To better understand the plight, allow me to give some insight… […]

May 10, 2014 1
nikki-sm
Written by

Grandmother

by Nikkisha Napoleon In life, I had two mothers One smelled like the African rivers The other smelled like the African sun I shared the continents of both of their love But, Grandma’s love was a special kind of love- full of honey and sugar stars And, It was easy to love this divine griot […]

May 10, 2014 0
daboiku.affrilachian
Written by

The Power of Water Baptism

by Iya Ifadoyin Ogunsina Carter-Daboiku Born in Appalachian Ohio and of mixed ancestry, Omope is a true “Affrilachian”.  Her voice work and writing reflect the language of her ancestors who migrated north from the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia in the early 1920’s.   A recent SAWC initiate, this is her first submission to PMSG.  […]

May 10, 2014 0
Aboyade
Written by

Children and Eje – Part 1

 by Omo Awo Ifaniyi Aboyade Omobola Bomani Very recently my five children, ranging in ages of 3, 12, 13, 16 and 18, had the pleasure of witnessing and participating in eje feedings as part of ebo to the Orisa. We were attending a Sango Odun celebration for a Sistah friend of mine in Atlanta, Georgia and part […]

May 10, 2014 1
Zora-Neale-Hurston
Written by

Literary Corner: From the Greats

Mother Catherine by  Zora Neale Hurston One must go straight out St. Claude below the Industrial Canal and turn south on Flood Street and go almost to the Florida Walk. Looking to the right one sees a large enclosure walled round with a high board fence. A half-dozen flags fly bravely from eminences. A Greek […]

May 10, 2014 0
Baba Ifalowo Asante Nalls
Written by

Proverbial Suite

narrated by Baba Ifalowo Asante Nalls Proverbs! Proverbs! It’s all about proverbs! We go about our day, ranging in a variety of emotions, actions and thoughts. Never taking the time to hear the proverb. Tune your frequency to simply listen and we can all hear a proverb. Which may alter the decisions we make that […]

May 10, 2014 0
Page 1 of 212»




Select Current Edition or View Archives:

For Our Readers…

Switch to our mobile site