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


In looking through some old notes I found an unpublished post written by our Senior Contributing Writer, "Q" Montgomery, who was tragically taken from us almost two years ago.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

American education, Betrayal, Control, Corporate America, Freedom, Independence, Inequality, Injustice, Inner Strength, Justice, Media, Motivation, Negative thinking, Poetry, Politics, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Religion, School children, Social Activism, Spiritualism, Teenagers, Teens, The Family, Uncategorized, Urban growth, Urban Life, Urban progress


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

Betrayal, City Life, Disrespect, Family, Inner Strength, Love, Marriage, Optimism, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Separation, Spiritualism, Teenagers, Teens, The Family, Uncategorized, Urban Life


LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks is proud to introduce a new contributor to our "Young Authors" category:  Ms. Teresa Deely. At just 16 years old, Ms.Deely possesses an insight well beyond her years.  With an ability to look deep inside our hearts and uncover those secret places we all keep tucked away in hidden corners, Ms.… Continue reading A QUEST FOR A GENUINE LOVER

Inner Strength, Love, Relationships, Separation, Spiritualism, Uncategorized


TOUCH © 2014 PJ Hayward, New York   I still feel you In the night, when darkness has me in its fold   I feel you reaching over…. your long fingers gliding softly around my waist.   Your warm touch gentle now, because you love me….   You pull me to you…your touch no longer… Continue reading TOUCH

Accra, Africa, Africa Trade, African Diaspora, Diaspora, Family Unit, Freedom, Inner Strength, Jewish Holidays, Judaism, Passover, People of color, Prayer, Race Relations, Religion, Slave labor, Spiritualism, Uncategorized, West Africa

SEDER 2014

FROM GHANA, FROM THE DESK OF OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, BERNARD SAUNDERS AN INTROSPECTIVE, VIEWED FROM THE VANTAGE POINT OF THE WORLD DIASPORA AS IT RELATES TO A TRADITIONAL JEWISH CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM SEDER 2014 © Bernard W. Saunders June 19, 2014 Iture-Elmina Ghana, West Africa “Seder 2014” is probably one of the more sensitive pieces of… Continue reading SEDER 2014

Control, Freedom, Independence, Inner Strength, Optimism, Poetry, Positive Thinking, Separation, Spiritualism, Uncategorized


In support of the tremendously gifted and spiritual young people who bless our lives with their thoughts and views, LawdyMissClawdy – Life Speaks takes great pride in announcing the creation of a new website category: “Young Authors”. To christen this new category we are honored to present an original work by an exceptional young student… Continue reading FREEDOM

Accra, Africa, African Diaspora, aGING, Ghana, Optimism, Positive Thinking, Spiritualism, Uncategorized, Village life, West Africa


FROM GHANA, FROM THE DESK OF OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, BERNARD SAUNDERS TO FROLIC (PRACTICALLY) NAKED IN THE RAIN © Bernard W. Saunders May 29, 2014 Iture-Elmina Ghana, West Africa   It is the rainy season here in the Central Region of Ghana where I live. It is my understanding that this season can run from June… Continue reading TO FROLIC (PRACTICALLY) NAKED IN THE RAIN

aGING, City Life, Dance, Disability, Dreams, Elder neglect, Elders, Inner Strength, Mexico, Music, Old Age, Optimism, Poetry, Positive Thinking, Spiritualism, Uncategorized, Urban Life


SATURDAY NIGHT © PJ Hayward, New York 2014 There's a party going on outside my window… Downstairs. ...outside... out in the back of one of those buildings down there.... From my perch up here on the fifth floor of my building, I am loving the music of Mexico as it flows up here from the happiness… Continue reading SATURDAY NIGHT

1960s, California, Flower Children, Hippies, Homeless, Hunger, Juvenile delinquent, Los Angeles, Spiritualism, Uncategorized


HOMELESS PART 5 OF A SERIES - STORIES FROM A LIFE © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications Revised © PJ Hayward New York 2013 Jess and Peggy were both members of our church and they brought us over to the L.A. Office to introduce us around. The L.A.… Continue reading HOMELESS