Tag Archives: African American

TCS: Two More Poets, Six Poems, Shared Birthday

Good Morning ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ When … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

Essence was originally posted in February 2017, for Black History Month.It seems timely to republish it during the ongoing national discussion ofRacism in America. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud Alice Walker (1944 – ) is famous for her novels, especially her third novel, The Color Purple. Since it was first published in 1982, The Color Purple earned the National Book Award  for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RIFT

by Nona Blyth Cloud We sometimes forget how closely History is following behind us. Only 50 years ago, it was still illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 U.S. states, mostly in the South. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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