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Posts tagged ‘Michael Jackson’

Emcees ~ Unmasking the Trickster Deity

“With this breath I thee wed, my true nature… my forever… my being. With this breath I say ‘yes,’ and I embrace that which is real within me ~ All that is great within me; all that is beautiful; all that is self-love and gratitude; all that is divine…” (Dion Mial / Michael Bernard Beckwith – lyrics)

In Africa the word is endowed with the generative potential of a seed through the concept of nommo ~ spirit breathing life into the universe through its audible articulation or call. (more…)

UBUNTU: “Two Birds” ~ by Michael Jackson

“Two Birds” ~ Michael Jackson

from

Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream ~ Poems and Reflections (NY: Doubleday, 1992) (more…)

Bantu Roadmaps… The Motown Connection


“You went to school to learn, girl
Things you never, never knew before
Li-i-ike “I-before-E-except-after-C”
And why “2-plus-2-makes-4”
Na… na… Now…
I’m gonna teach you,
All about love…” (J-5)
 

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Update + Dr. Molefi K. Asante announcement

I begin this post with a special thank-you to all who have stopped by my blog to read a post or more, accidentally or on purpose; and to those who have felt moved enough to subscribe and/or provide feedback. Not only has your input been helpful in refining ideas, but it encourages me to keep this discussion alive. Asante sana! (more…)

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