Africa, Africa Trade, African Diaspora, Betrayal, Black boys, Black men, Black women, Black Youth, British Colonialism, Civil Unrest, Civil War, Control, Diaspora, Disrespect, Ghana, Greed, Hatred, Injustice, Inner Strength, Justice, MURDER, Politics, Tricks, Uncategorized, Village life, West Africa

THERE IS BLOOD ON THE LAND

THERE IS BLOOD ON THE LAND © Bernard W. Saunders March 10, 2017 Iture/Elmina Ghana Bernard W. Saunders, Editor-in-Chief, LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks The days have grown into months, the months into years since two African American women, sisters, Mama Lena Diop and Nzinga Janna were brutally murdered in their homes at Fihankra, sacrificed on… Continue reading THERE IS BLOOD ON THE LAND

1950s, 1960s, 1970S, Affirmative Action, Black boys, Black men, Black women, Black Youth, Civil Rights, Civil Unrest, CONGRESS, Control, Corporate America, Counter Culture, Dementia, Diaspora, Doo Wop, Drama, Dreams, Exploitation, Freedom, Uncategorized

“WE SHALL OVERCOME?”

"WE SHALL OVERCOME?" © PJ Hayward New York, 2017 In my youth I was a fierce militant. I was certain that we, the Youth of America, would overthrow our elitist, arrogant and controlling government and that our battle cry of Inclusiveness, Brotherhood and Enough for All, would reign. In those days, while I had great… Continue reading “WE SHALL OVERCOME?”

American holidays, Civil Rights, Comedy, Con Games, Control, Corporate America, Disrespect, Hard Work, Inequality, Injustice, Justice, Social Activism, The Family, Uncategorized

WHY DOES SANTA GET ALL THE CREDIT?

LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks is proud to announce a new, very talented contributor to our Young Authors section. A high school senior, Lila Tabor is a young lady who views the world with a uniquely inquisitive and discerning eye, an eye that also always leaves room for a great sense of humor! We hope you will enjoy this… Continue reading WHY DOES SANTA GET ALL THE CREDIT?

1950s, 1960s, aGING, American education, Art, Betrayal, Child labor, Church, City Life, Dance, Disintegration of the family, Drama, Family, Feminism, Freedom, Hard Work, Inner Strength, Juvenile delinquent, Love, Motivation, New York City, Old Age, Optimism, Positive Thinking, Reform school, Relationships, Religion, School children, Separation, Teenagers, Teens, Uncategorized

SISTER JEAN

SISTER JEAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Revised from first publication © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 and 2013 by Hold On Publications In my youth I was one of those kids some people referred to as "A Handful". Others called me "Out of control", "Just plain bad", "Juvenile delinquent" etc.  My father, who… Continue reading SISTER JEAN

African Diaspora, Black boys, Black men, Black Youth, City Life, Civil Rights, Civil Unrest, Civil War, Control, Disrespect, Exploitation, Freedom, Hatred, Incarceration, Inequality, Injustice, Inner Strength, Justice, Ku Klux Klan, Negative thinking, People of color, Police Brutality, Politics, Positive Thinking, Race Relations, Relationships, Separation, Spiritualism, Street Life, Terrorism, Uncategorized, Urban Life, War

A MESSAGE TO THE BROTHERS

In looking through some old notes I found an unpublished post written by our Senior Contributing Writer, "Q" Montgomery, who was tragically taken from us almost two years ago. Now, especially in light of the murderous rampage being waged today against the black man by some of our so-called "peace officers" who are sworn to… Continue reading A MESSAGE TO THE BROTHERS

American Revolution, Church, City Life, Family, HISTORIC MONUMENTS, Inner Strength, Motivation, New York City, Old Age, Optimism, Positive Thinking, Prayer, Religion, Spiritualism, The Family, Uncategorized, Village life

THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE

THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Sunday morning I woke up to a fabulous Fall day; cool, crisp Fall air, blue skies and bright, beautiful sunshine - what a morning! Sunday was to be a family day and my son suggested we take advantage of the weather and go for… Continue reading THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE