Book Review & Giveaway: A Pocketful of Seeds by Debbie Johnson

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If you’re looking to change the world and it seems less and less possible, I highly recommend you pick up “A Pocketful of Seeds.” Debbie Johnson does a wonderful job with connecting to her reader (of any socio-economic status and of culture). I’m grateful for a useful handbook of sorts to start the year off on a giving foot. 

Fall 2017 Latinx Writing Retreat Reflections – Self-Care

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I wish you wholeness. I wish you life. I wish you the gift of daybreak where the sun kisses the horizon and never asks for anything in return. I wish you embers that burn tiny holes on your soul to let the light out.

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

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Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

Book Review: One by Deidra Riggs

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The dialogue must ensue and One is a great conversation starter. It serves as a complimentary piece to many available resources regarding the history of racism and systemic oppression inherent in the founding of our nation.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Should (a poem)

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For voice, hope, strength
every poet weighed with
the power of the truth –
our very existence the resistance

Begin Again: The Eternal Value of Our Work by Dr. Robert Chao Romero

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That simple, yet dangerous, prayer led me to begin again. God soon filled my heart with a new vision: to become a professor and to use the professorial platform to speak and write about issues of race and Christianity.

Book Review & Giveaway: Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear

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That faith could be reimagined in America as part of the solution rather than part of the problem, is something I feel a deep desire to understand given our current president and his administration. This is what Michael Wear seeks to inform his readers of in Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.