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Keep the Statues of the Slave-holders, but….mark their deeds.

Thomas Jefferson fathered a half dozen             children with his African American slave – Sally Hemmings. He probably fathered more with other slaves.   He owned hundreds of slaves…             men, women, and children who toiled for him, while he wrote             the Declaration of Independence, “All Men are created equal.”   Did he ponder those words looking out to ... Read More »

At 62, before I go… and a brief Update

                        I’m not going, yet… I’m mostly healthy and fit, a lot of bumps and bruises from life.   It is nearing autumn, friends had died this past year, and the memory of their incomplete lives haunts me.   The rustling bones of autumn leaves dance in the wind.   ... Read More »

War Is The Problem

Dear Mr. Pentagon   Even for me as a kid I know that “War is the problem.”   I need a future So please stop the wars.   thank you,             Kids of the World   Read More »

Pentagon VULTURE

Devouring the USA 1 bite at a time This is a new drawing based on the series Pentagon Man. This piece is called” Pentagon vulture.” I have recreated the drawing of Pentagon Man combining Vulture Capitalism and Pentagon Man. More of this work can be found Namayaproductions.com This is art for the show at the New Orleans Art Center called ... Read More »

Yemen Burns in My Soul and Conscience

Yemen steadily destroyed by Saudi Arabia, bombed by drones from the USA, and dying from the complicity of its Muslim brothers.   When Muslims kill Muslims and shout out, “Allah Ahbar! God is great!”  Does Allah and the Prophet weep or laugh?   My beloved and beautiful Yemen, orphan of poverty and war. You are a harbinger of this century ... Read More »

Mitochondria of Love

It is the pulse of love, pulsing mitochondria of love. Feel the energy! Feel the energy! Love is the power of women reaching out to surround the world. The power of life, love, and transformation. The energy to heal the world that starts at the cellular level. This art before you, por mi hermana, Laura Olalde, is the art of ... Read More »

DWB (Driving while Black)IN VERMONT

  Two friends from Cameroon were guests of ours for a few days. Both are well educated and well spoken, and have lived in the USA for a few years.  They indicated they were traveling by car in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut;   I reluctantly gave them my perspective on DWB, Driving While Black, a phenomena that is well known to ... Read More »

Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida – Introduction

  Yes. Yes – to life.  Yes – to the extraordinary possibilities in life. What inspires you? What is your manifesto in life? What satisfies you deeply – to the bone?  “Celebrate Life” are stories, anecdotes, and, yes, poems about the journey of life.  Don’t be scared of the poems.  They ain’t fancy or intellectual things; they’re more bread and ... Read More »

This Is Child Rape

An art installation by Namaya about the cover up in the Catholic Church. A plea for Pope Francis to finally do something to stop this. “This is not pedophilia. This is Child Rape. Stop Child Rape!” Read More »

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