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Chrishayden
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 01:10 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I went to a Kwanzaa celebration night before last put on by the St. Louis chapters of Sisters Nineties and the Yari Yari Youth Poetry Group.

A good time was had by all. There was music, the kids put on spoken word and individual recitation, Many adult spoken word and poetry artists contributed (including my humble self--I was called "St. Louis Poet Laureate"--which I am not--and I got an award for contributing to the works of the organization, which I do, and I was even invited to perform one of my pieces-- "Mound City Luv".

Afterward there was bread, cheese, fruit, sparkling grape juice.

No cussing, no fighting, no getting high, all the generations mingling without any dissing nary a discouraging word all up at the Prince Hall Center on Newstead in St. Louis--which is in the inner city.

Of course there was nothing bad going on so the media doesn't worry about it

I just wanted to tell about it. Debra Morrow Loving, local poet retired from the big time publishing industry really puts her soul into it and gets nary a dime from it all.
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Yvettep
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 01:25 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This sounds wonderful, Chris! May I ask of you a favor: Will you write about this for me to post on my blog? This year I am not writing about how my family is celebrating, but am trying to highlight various experiences and perspectives of the celebration--including some by "guest bloggers." (See http://blog.lib.umn.edu/perry032/impossible/)

Even if your answer is "no" thanks for sharing!
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Chrishayden
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 01:46 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yvettep:

How could I refuse? What is the deadline and how many words do you want, or would you want to discuss this offsite?
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Yvettep
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 02:16 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great! Something along the lines of what you wrote above, but a little fleshed out for the benefit of those not familiar with what you wrote, would be just fine. A brief intro about you (definitely include titles of your books), and web links to any of the groups/other info you mentioned would also be good.

No deadline, really. I am posting about Kwanzaa through the 2nd so anytime before then would be fine.

Thanks so much, "Mr. Poet Laureate"! Email me (I think my info should be in my profile) whenever you're done.
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Kola
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 03:34 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Chris,

Thanks for posting this, bud.

That sounds wonderful. I think Kwanzaa is a wonderful holiday with lots of rich meaning and I'm glad to hear that some Africans on the continent are beginning to celebrate it.

We need the "principles" to spread to all black people again.






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Chrishayden
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Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:13 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yvettep:

Tried it five times. Lost the message each time when I tried to preview it.

Bear with me.
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Yvettep
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Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 01:54 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK!
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Yvettep
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 12:34 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/perry032/impossible/call_me_by_my_name.html

Thanks, Chris!

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