Poetry

Who is J Poet?

By on April 12
J #AtoZChallenge EclecticEvelyn.com

This is an amazing young poet I came across a while back. I have no idea what has become of him since he made this video several years ago. If you know him or about him let me know in the comments. In the mean time listen to this amazing spoken word video.

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Life

The Riverside Speech

By on January 15
The Riverside Speech EclecticEvelyn.com

There could be no greater writing prompt on January 15th then leadership.  January 15th is the birthday of a great leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Much has been said and written about Dr. King and I am sure that anyone who reads this is aware of his famous speech “I have a Dream” that was delivered in Washington DC. Most people are not aware of a much more powerful speech that was delivered exactly one year prior to his assassination. This speech given at Riverside Church in New York showed a more radical side of Dr. King.

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Life

In America

By on January 9
In America http://amzn.to/1MZVJBj

The first movie title that came to mind is In America. It is one of my families favorite and most people have never heard of.  It is the story of a family from Ireland that come to New York to try and make a life. It is a very powerful movie that will break your heart and give you hope all at the same time.

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Life

Stick and Stay #SoCS

By on May 16
Stick and Stay EclecticEvelyn.com

The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “stick”.

Stick hum…the first thing that comes to mind is a friend of mine, Willie Baptist, always says” You have to stick and stay” meaning you can’t just show up when things affect you. You have to be there for the long hall. He is a long time community organizer and mentor of mine.

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Tips

5 Ways to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Hungry People In Your Community

By on April 20
Community Garden to provide food for the hungry

I live in a food desert. The only places to purchase food within walking distance are convenience stores, fast food, and drug stores. I also live in what is considered the hood, the poor part of town, where the public housing projects are and most of the abandoned buildings reside. This is also the neighborhood that the city has targeted for “Urban Renewal” and has been trying to raze for years in an attempt to expand the hospital and student housing for Marshal University. This is the historically black neighborhood and still has many homeowners of color who live here. But this post is not about the politics of race but feel free to draw your own conclusions about Huntington.

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