Tag Archives: Black History

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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Word Cloud: CALL-AND-RESPONSE

by Nona Blyth Cloud Call-and-response is one of the most ancient forms of human expression  — in music, it is a phrase played by a musician or a group of musicians which is answered by another musician or group of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: BELLTONGUE

by Nona Blyth Cloud A human being is made up of all the experiences of a lifetime — sometimes a few carelessly spoken words, long forgotten by the speaker, can change the course of the hearer’s life forever. I do not know if … 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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Word Cloud: KNOWLEDGE

by Nona Blyth Cloud Rita Dove, United States Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, served two terms: 1993-94 and 1994-95. She has the distinction of being the first African-American, AND at age 40, the youngest poet to be appointed … Continue reading

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