Sometimes a poem inspires me to illustrate it. This is one of my favorite poems and the painting that it inspired:
by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat Or crust and sugar over - Like a syrupy sweet Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
Politics aside, I’d like to thank President and Mrs. Obama for bringing 8 years of class, elegance, love, grace and warmth to the White House.
Wishing the Obama family much success in their future endeavors. You will be missed.
Kwanzaa yenu iwe nahari. This means, “may your Kwanzaa be a happy one.”
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This holiday was started in 1968 by Maulana Ron Karenga after the Watts riots and is celebrated by millions of people of African decent in the US and the Caribbean. Continue reading