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, Alzheimers, Dementia, Elders, Family, Family Unit, Health Care, Inner Strength, Old Age, Uncategorized


MY BEST FRIEND © PJ Hayward, New York  2014 She has been my best friend all my life.. As children, we built forts and fought off bloodthirsty pirates and murderous robbers… Together we rode our trusty steeds through endless western canyons and mountain trails in search of kidnappers, cattle rustlers and assorted other nasty varmints. All were as… Continue reading MY BEST FRIEND

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

Africa, aGING, Dance, Disability, Dreams, Elders, Health Care, Latin beat, Music, Old Age, Poetry, Salsa


DANCE © PJ Hayward New York 2014   I feel the music that pounding rhythm.. Aahh.... Oh yessss... The drums... The drums.......... that Latin beat…. that Afro beat…. the throbbing…..pounding…… in the air through the floor infecting my feet like electricity... it flows like lightning through my body  I am on fire........   Someone feels… Continue reading DANCE

aGING, Disintegration of the family, Disrespect, Elder neglect, Elders, Family, Feminism, Hard Work, Hatred, Inequality, Inner Strength, Me Generation, New York City, Old Age, Poetry, Separation, The Family, Uncategorized, Uran blight, Urban growth, Urban progress, Yuppies


MY CHAIR © PJ Hayward, New York 2011 I nod off in my chair now. From my chair I can look beyond the rusty fire escape outside my window, to the maze of buildings beyond, growing ever more abundant with the passing of time. Where beautiful trees were once filled with singing birds, now rise… Continue reading MY CHAIR

Accra, Africa, Africa Trade, African Diaspora, Black boys, Black men, Black Youth, British Colonialism, British Rule, Child labor, Control, Corporate America, Elders, Entrepreneurship, Family, Family Unit, Farming, Finance, Fishing, Fishing industry, Ghana, Hard Work, Hunger, Oil, OIl companies, School children, Street vendors, Teenagers, The Family, Uncategorized, Village life, West Africa


FROM GHANA from the desk of our Editor-in-Chief, Bernard W. Saunders: An in-depth commentary on Ghana today. Popcorn, Plantain, Sorrel, Oranges, Limes © Bernard W. Saunders 12/15/13 Iture-Elmina Ghana Ghana is a nation with a noble and ancient history. Blessed with mineral wealth: gold, rubber, industrial diamonds, silver bauxite, manganese, timber and hydro power. The… Continue reading POPCORN, PLAINTAIN, SORREL, ORANGES, LIMES

Black boys, Black men, Black Youth, Civil Rights, Control, Elders, Exploitation, Family, Family Unit, Feminism, Finance, Greed, Hunger, Inequality, Injustice, Justice, Lack of supervision, Politics, Poverty, Race Relations, Teenagers, Teens, TV Judge shows, Uncategorized, Welfare


IS FEMINISM DESTROYING OUR YOUNG MEN – SPECIFICALLY OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN? © 2013 PJ Hayward, New York and Q Montgomery, Memphis, TN My esteemed colleague Q recently brought an issue to my attention that I want to talk about here and hopefully engender some feedback from whoever is reading this blog. The issue is,… Continue reading IS FEMINISM DESTROYING OUR YOUNG MEN – SPECIFICALLY OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN?