Dec 23, 2011

PART THREE/MY FAVORITE ERUPTIONS UNDER THE VOLCANO 2011: The First Memorial Day, Fundamentalist/Evangelical Warning, ¨My Love¨ a poem



SEVEN
¨The first known observance of Memorial Day was in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865; freedmen (freed enslaved Africans) celebrated at the Washington Race Course, today the location of Hampton Park, and each year thereafter. African Americans founded Decoration Day, now referred to as Memorial Day, at the graveyard of 257 Union soldiers and labeled the gravesite "Martyrs of the Race Course" on May 1, 1865. Black Charlestonians created this American tradition...¨
 May 29, 2011

AFRICAN AMERICAN FOUNDERS: DECORATION DAY/MEMORIAL DAY 1865
HERE
 
EIGHT
Ignorance has been elevated to a new form of "virtue"
Apr 23, 2011

FUNDAMENTALIST/EVANGELICAL WARNING: ¨If Religion Kills America There Will Be No Resurrection (Happy Easter!)¨ Frank Schaeffer HERE

NINE
Following the murder David Kato, Ugandan poet Musa Okwonga dedicated his poem "My Love" to David Kato and Eudy Simelane. LGBTI Activist David Kato was murdered in his home in Uganda in January and lesbian football player Eudy Simelane was gang-raped, beaten and stabbed to death in South Africa in 2008. Musa Okwonga has now turned "My Love" into a multimedia project.
Apr 17, 2011

MY LOVE COMES THROUGH ANYTHING: ¨The cleverest geneticists can’t fathom him, Priests can´t defeat him with venomous rhetoric...¨ HERE

2 comments:

rwattonville said...

Beautiful tropical water lily. This variety was rare in 1970.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I love this poem...it stick with me because I feel the intensity of it (besides, we got a nice comment from its author on the original post and lots of visitors too).