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Poetry In Color

I enjoy reading and writing poetry and if you follow my posts you made have read one or two of my poems. Today I want to share with you one of my inspirations and the only poet who’s works I have memorized. Countee Cullen.   He was born in 1903 and lived a short but influential […]

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Black Culture in Quilting

  Quilting is quintessential Americana. Bright intricate quilts hang in country stores next to apple pie scented candles representing what many view as distinctly White American culture. But quilting is much more than that. It has been around for thousands of years. The first discovery of the quilting technique was discovered in Africa. Many people […]

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Martin Delany: Pittsburgh Hero

If you haven’t noticed already Black Pittsburghers have always been on the forefront. Continually making strides and being the first in many fields. Let me introduce you to Martin Delany. He is what one would call a jack of all trades. In his life he branched out in to many fields of work and advocacy. […]

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Art in Color

We go to school and we go to the museum. We learn about Picasso and Van Gogh. And that is great, but what about the contributions of black artists. Where is there representation in the mainstream? With the unveiling of the Presidential Portrait which was painted by a young Black man I thought I would […]

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