Hell & Heaven at 8: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – An Angel is Born From the day I was born, eventful and often chaotic moments sought to overshadow the gifted jewel I am and would eventually become. It was a cool Monday morning with brisk breezes and crisp air. Leaves blew along the streets and the aroma of bacon frying upon stoveRead More

A Better Me

Dear Woman of Substance, I, here and now, Having been of sound mind, Do release you from being ensnared within my indecisions And, I do bequeath wholeness return to you Return to you in less time than it took for that lustful self to finesse the wholeness from the guarded heart inside of you IRead More

Addicted to a Certain Food

The answer is yes — if you have one of these four personality traits. Addiction to food, especially sweet foods, is a hot topic these days. Women talk about it as a joke (“This cheesecake is so addicting! Did you put crack in it or something?”), as coping mechanism (“Chocolate is my drug.”), and asRead More

The EpicCenter Stories mission

The EpicCenter Stories mission is to promote the arts, enhance creative and critical thinking, and improve literacy. The program uses connected personal stories to develop community epics. An epic is a long narrative that tells the story of a group’s past, present, and future. EpicCenter Stories links the epic development process to learning the subjectsRead More

Peacesong DC

Shirah Shulamit Ojero has four loves, her African American culture, her Jewish heritage, academic study — especially the study of literary epics — and her city, Washington, DC. Peacesong DC displays the interconnection of these four loves as Shirah grows up in the Washington DC neighborhoods of Mayfair Mansions, Kenilworth, Anacostia, Takoma DC. and downtown.Read More

BAGGAGE & BOUNDARIES PART III: THE FINALE

Much like interviewees Marcell “The Voice” Russell and Ama “Sacred Woman” Chandra, many have expressed similar sentiments regarding the  Baggage & Boundaries of and in relationships. For me, introspection is key to growth, expansion, development and totally embracing oneself. Still, I believe maturation comes from our own experiences and those lessons we learn from those who comeRead More

Building Again

Most of us are used to an exegesis of the biblical text or rather a critical explanation or interpretation but today I shall not do that.  I am simply going to use the text, comparing it to us and life – providing real life, tangible and relevant word that will leave each of us ponderingRead More

Baggage & Boundaries (Part II)

In part I of Baggage & Boundaries, Marcell “The Voice” Russell poured out light, love and healing with his words as well as his music.  Here in part II of Baggage & Boundaries, gifted singer, songwriter, world leader and sacred woman, Ama Chandra provides insight to enlighten the masses regarding the baggage and boundaries inRead More