Author Archives: lapolyanna

Kwanzaa a Joyful Light in the Holiday Season

As we look forward to celebrating the holiday season each in our own way we can look at a newer holiday tradition in one that may not be as familiar to us. That tradition is Kwanzaa and the following excerpt … Continue reading

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The Many Roads to Greatness

Maya Angelou, a gifted and highly recognized author and poet, had a challenging road to greatness. Given her life challenges how many of us would have imagined her to become a talented and highly acclaimed author. Hers was not a … Continue reading

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This summer we lost a great poet

This summer we lost a great poet. A true artist who painted in words. She will not be easily replaced. That poet was Toni Morrison. I would like to share with you the story of her life which speaks to … Continue reading

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Everyone Into The Pool

It is hard to believe summer is on the way and for some of us, it’ll mean time spent around the neighborhood or community pool. For many this brings good memories of childhood. But for others there is a different … Continue reading

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In Honor of Black History Month: Sojourner Truth speaking for the freedom of African Americans, African American women and all women

One of the greatest historic figures in America is clearly Sojourner Truth. She spoke not only for the freedom of African Americans and African American women, but she also spoke for the freedom of all women. The issues she raised … Continue reading

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When We Say Happy Holidays

Now and again when I wish someone Happy Holidays they reply in return wishing me happiness during their special celebration. This is much appreciated but we can also remember the holiday season is a complex time full of many ways … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Thanksgiving and remembering Christmas will soon be on the way.

We have written about the winter holidays which often focus on bringing families and friends together to share food and caring in December and January. Thanksgiving is easy to overlook in today’s world. Already we see Halloween decorations, a sparse … Continue reading

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