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RACE FOR EQUALITY

Today I invite you to view my video commentary on the issue of Racial Equality - or Inequality - in our country. This video reviews America's dark and divided past, juxtaposed with our still dark and divided present - and the challenges facing us as we struggle to understand one another and heal this great… Continue reading RACE FOR EQUALITY

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LOST

LOST © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 You have invited our old enemy Full-on, back into your world. I saw it creeping slowly.. Slithering like some acrid poison Into your world through a crack in your cocoon. You said you could control it. But we are connected... Your essence flows like radar To fill my… Continue reading LOST

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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

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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

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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In looking through some old notes I found an unpublished post written by our Senior Contributing Writer, "Q" Montgomery, who was tragically taken from us almost two years ago.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

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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

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THE NUMBER

It is with tremendous pride I introduce to you today, a new and important contributor to our YOUNG AUTHORS section. At only 15 years old, Aaron Tabor is a young man with such vision, clarity and understanding of Human Nature and our precarious role as Humans in the Universe, that I know you will enjoy this… Continue reading THE NUMBER

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RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” – There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE!

RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE! © PJ Hayward New York, 2015 Since I do not have the brainpower to think of a way to cure the ills besetting our entire planet, I want to respond to our Editor in Chief's previous post in terms of the country… Continue reading RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” – There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE!

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ENOUGH!

FROM GHANA, FROM THE DESK OF OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF ENOUGH! © Bernard W. Saunders Iture-Elmina, Ghana West Africa December 28, 2014 “If you come to a fork in the road take it”: Yogi Berra The Book of Awakening, Conari Press, © 2000 Mark Nepo The United States of America again finds itself at a racial fork in… Continue reading ENOUGH!

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SAND CRAB

FROM GHANA, FROM THE DESK OF OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF AN ASSESSMENT OF THE STILL PERVASIVE MODERN RAPE OF AFRICA BY EURO/AMERICAN POLITRICKSTERS SAND CRAB © Bernard W. Saunders Iture-Elmina Ghana September 16, 2014 (Titta, now an honored Ancestor,  once a revered elder, and  though  illiterate,  a wise mentor of my Caribbean bred wife; use… Continue reading SAND CRAB