Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s? The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses! What was the story of this great Black achievement? What happened to all of this? In this inspiring lecture essay, Robin Walker, addresses these questions.
The Attuned: A Moon Cycle Deck features 28 cards of unique goddess art, inspired by feminine archetypes from Indian, European, African and Native American cultures. For centuries, humans have attuned ourselves to the skies in search of meaning.
In ancient Goddess centered cultures, women's connection to the moon was honoured in ceremony and in daily practice of moon observation and worship. While modern culture has subverted the Goddess, that ancient connection still thrives in our bodies and our spirits. We still bleed, grow, and feel by the light of the moon. The Attuned Deck is intended to rekindle our awareness of the celestial cycles that influence us, and provide insight into the sacred feminine energy of this planet that lives inside us all. From the Publisher : Each Attuned deck comes with a guidebook designed to work with the cards as a divination tool, providing affirmations and inspiration for each day of the lunar cycle.
Produced on Salt Spring Island, BC, the Attuned deck is a work of art with fine detailing and beautiful printing and packaging.
Cards are 4x6 " in size and feature full coloured art reproductions. Cards are framed in semi-precious stone colours and are watermarked with a lotus moon symbol on the reverse. Sets come in a unique, handmade aromatic cedar box for safe keeping. 28 Cards, 16 page booklet. From the Author: I live in nature and am saturated with colours; azure waters, crimson peonies, the many layers of green in the hills and forests surrounding my island home. Like a poet who dines on words, I drink in the spirits of these colours and pour them out onto my canvasses. I consider painting to be a dance. The curves of a woman's body, to me, are a joyous subject to draw. Just as each one of us contains a shard of the goddess, so does each image I create contain a sliver of the divine. I paint what I want to manifest in the world; serenity, joy, satisfaction. I pray that these images will bring light into the world and into your life. The making of the Attuned deck has been a seven year journey. Each image began its life as a tiny spark of insight, which grew into a large format oil pastel drawing. My work has won awards and been shown internationally; this is the first time it is being offered in reproductions for you to enjoy.
About the Author : Andrea Palframan is a painter and wordsmith who lives on Salt Spring Island, BC. She studied painting and mixed media at the Kootenay School of the Arts and did a graduate study in graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She owns a small gallery near Ganges, BC and can be found at the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.
An important work on an essential subject, Fierce Angels explores and explodes the idea of the “strong black woman” as never before.
Authoritative yet deeply personal and daringly confessional, Sheri Parks’s bold new study of the black female’s role as communal savior and martyr will challenge and change anyone who reads it. Fierce Angels exposes the overwhelming emotional costs—as well as the benefits—attached to this role.
Parks, an esteemed scholar and popular media personality, provides exclusive interviews and astute analysis, as well as accounts of her own searing and inspiring experiences, to highlight the myths and the realities of black women’s lives. Beginning with the oldest ongoing archetype, the Dark Feminine, Parks reveals the layered significance of the fertility of darkness—the abyss out of which the world was spoken into existence, the primordial creator in ancient Greek, Sumerian, and West African cultures, and the essence of Mother Earth herself. As these myths matured, they played critical parts in the assignment of maternal roles to women of African descent, the Dark Feminine acquiring a particularly acrid scent once she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in shackles, bound for a life of slavery. Parks traces the development of the “strong black woman” throughout her life on Southern plantations and New York streets and in count kitchens in between. From the Black Madonna celebrated by Italian Americans to the nurturing and self “Mammy” forced to nurse her master’s child before her own, these abiding symbols of fortitude and dependability only solidified the mold into which the powerful dark woman was cast and paved a path that her descendants would have no choice but to follow. Fierce Angels follows the inheritors of this legacy of power, compassion, and familial devotion into today’s world, seeing her in Coretta Scott King, who relinquished her dreams for those of her husband, and in Angela Dawson, a mother in East Baltimore whose home was fire-bombed when she tried to save her community from drug dealers. Parks also shares important examples from entertainment, cogently reexamined and in some cases surprisingly reclaimed, from Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind to the no-nonsense Lieutenant Anita Van Buren played by S. Epatha Merkerson on Law & Order. Bringing it all home, Parks recalls the personal costs she’s paid for her own identity and fascinatingly captures those moments when she is expected to be all and know all, whether for her students at work or for strangers in the produce aisle in the supermarket. She investigates the support systems holding these stereotypes in place—latched onto by those both within and outside the traditional black community—and challenges readers, mothers, and daughters alike to examine how damaging and rewarding the assignment of this role can be and to take control of it within their lives. Credible and cathartic, piercing and provocative, Fierce Angels is a book born of pain and introspection, a work sure to stir debate and become the primary source on this vital topic.
This book is an account written by a dentist who lived through and overcame his fear of dentists by becoming a dentist. After many years of helping others overcome their fears, this book is his way of sharing with others how they can overcome their fear by giving them the solutions to their dental problems. As a dentist who knows what dental fear is first-hand Dr. Bonnick "speaks the language of the fearful patient!"
Sandra Mercer moves back to her childhood home hoping to seek refuge from a better divorce and to conceal a painful secret.
She is shocked to find her youngest daughter, Carla, wearing the same letter sweater she wore when she was in high school--a gift from Carla's boy friend Kevin Dawson. The sweater originally belonged to Jack Dawson, Sandra's high school and college sweetheart. Sandra and Jack had planned to wed as soon as he'd completed his military service. But fate would have its own way for the two lovers and a "Dear John" letter from Sandra, delivered just weeks before Jack was to return home, ended the dream they both had shared. For thirty years their paths never crossed. Now in the autumn of their lives, Sandra discovers that Jack, a retired TV personality, has returned home to write a book.
She must now decide if she wants to deal with a love that has never gone away and a regret that that has punished her for a lifetime or to run away again.
Are you an open-minded person? Of course you are! It's other people who are the problem, right? Sometimes trying to communicate with them is frustrating, drains your energy, and feels nearly impossible. But guess what? Those people think they are open-minded too, and they probably think you are the problem. What if you could turn the desert of miscommunication that exists into an oasis where you can have refreshing conversations that will lead to empathy, insight and reach mutually beneficial agreements? In OASIS Conversations, Ann Van Eron draws on scientific brain research and her years of coaching experience to teach readers a process of achieving mind-opening connections with others. Find out why global organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, and even families are benefiting from the OASIS Conversation process. Learn how to minimize misunderstandings and reap amazing results. A better way awaits you in these pages. You will learn how to lead with an open mindset to ensure unparalleled results. OASIS Conversations provides a practical pathway to positive and productive relationships.
An overnight takeover leaves friends Bill, Fran and Jack stranded, and perhaps alone on a hostile alien world they once called home. Will they be able to fight back and save their planet from this new power, or succumb to the alien rule?