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My Father’s Glory by guest poet Ayo Sekai on THE CRITICAL THINKER

I am a poet. A lover of words. I have written poetry to express my heart, my pain, my passion and my disappointments, both personally and what I see and experience in the world around me. I am now sharing these and you will see that they are dated, which I left to keep the context and integrity of work. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a weekly guest blogger on Marc A. Medley the Critical Thinker. Thank you Marc A. Medley for providing this platform <3 This one was written in 1994. Reference Blog

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CEO & Publisher Ayo Sekai Featured Poet

Ayo Sekai, CEO/Publisher of Universal Write Publications LLC is a featured Poet. Check out her work! Honored to be named and READING among the selected 100 poets at this phenomenal event of words. Thank you to Moonstone Arts Center! Sunday, June 2, 2019 – noon Moonstone at 1199C Headquarters, 1319 Locust Street Rootz, Philadelphia P.A. http://moonstoneartscenter.org/event/23rd-poetry-ink-100-poets-reading/?fbclid=IwAR1RHRnyiBIbTyiKa3tSyqMCQH1j-t0FiJ8gJ8U2Zy3YNOdaFgpc3eeqxCs

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KENZOE ON THE READING CIRCLE

Dr. KenZoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe is an incredibly talented and dynamic critical theories research scholar and professor, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker as well as nonprofit resource development officer, communications consultant, and public servant professional. As a critical theories research scholar and professor, Dr. Selassie-Okpe specializes in intercultural rhetoric, African American rhetoric, sociolinguistics, organizational communication and behavior, Africana womanism and literary tradition, and nonverbal communication. He has developed critical research focused on Black life dynamics within HipHop, Africana womanism, and African cultural traditions as they respectively intersect American and Nigerian popular culture's mass media. As a senior consultant for KB...

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

We are putting together a resource manual of Black Scholars who are Black centered and focused on the issues of our Black and Brown community. I found that in many instances, especially as a student we cannot find Black scholars to cite, we don’t know where they are or who they are because we are not taught in the schools. Result: Black scholars DO NOT get cited Black voices are NOT perpetuated and become invalidated Black ideology is unsubstantiated Black people play an unintentional role in our agency reduction EVERY SCHOLAR should self nominate EVERY SCHOLAR you think is missing...

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Advisory Board Member Paula Lezama publishes book chapter and speaks at conference on Decolonization

This past Monday, February 25th, I had the opportunity to be a participant and a discussant at the Conference entitled, “Decolonization in Thought & Practice: Europe and the Americas Otherwise.” The conference organized by the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC), at the University of South Florida (USF). Among others, indigenous and Afrodescendant leaders from Colombia and Brazil arrived to share and discuss the colonial legacies that continue to subjugate them and their active struggles to overcome them. Many of the topics were in tandem with the focus of Universal Write Publications (UWP), which seeks...

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