10 Truths Wise People Know (But Don’t Talk About)

Excerpt cited from: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18091/10-truths-wise-people-know-but-dont-talk-about.html Here are 10 life lessons wise people have figured out but most likely won't talk about: 1. There are no mistakes, only growth. 2. You will keep repeating the same patterns until you get the lesson. 3. Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is manifested on the outside. 4. … Continue reading 10 Truths Wise People Know (But Don’t Talk About)

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Jamaica’s Poet Laureate to Lead Second Annual Writers’ Retreat in St. Ann

Art is Life… #speakLIFE #writeLIFE #teachLIFE #liveLIFE

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Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris, OM, Jamaica’s current Poet Laureate, will lead the Second Annual Drawing Room Project Writers’ Retreat on June 5 – 7, 2015, at the Liberty Hill Great House and Spa in Lime Hall, St. Ann, Jamaica. The purpose of the workshop is to create meaning from common human experiences. Professor Morris, workshop participants, as well as local and upcoming poets will read from their work on June 7 from 2:30 pm. This will be free and open to the public and local residents will be especially welcome.See description and submission guidelines below:

Mervyn Morris, OM. Is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies and Poet Laureate of Jamaica, a former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and a Fulbright Scholar. He was appointed as the first Poet Laureate for Jamaica since Independence in April, 2014. The Poetry Archive…

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In memory of Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara, The Upright Man: 27 quotes on Women’s liberation and the African freedom struggle

Sankara, PRESENTE! BURKINABE!!

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Thomas Sankara The Upright Man: Captain Thomas Isidore Sankara

Captain Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara is the late Burkinabe military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan African theorist and the President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. He is more popularly known as The Upright Man. He was born on the 21st of December 1949 in Yako, Burkina Faso.

He rose to power through a popular revolution or coup in what was known as Upper Volta in West Africa. He was only 33 at the time. His goal was the socioeconomic and political transformation of his nation, eliminating corruption, oppression, exploitation and dominance of France, the former colonial power.

He renamed Upper Volta and called the new country Burkina Faso  which literally means Land of Upright Man, hence his popular moniker.

Sankara is remembered for some of the most ambitious and successful programmes for social and economic change he implemented when he came to…

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