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Ancient Deities and their Place in Modern Society

Ancient Deities and their Place in Modern SocietyJanuary 11, 2011Written by Alberta ParishMany cultures have worshipped the sun, moon, stars, and specific Zodiac signs, because believe it or not, the ancients were very knowledgeable in the field of astronomy and astrology. The ancient god Baal is associated with the sun god whom many ancient societies worshipped, including the ancient Hebrew Israelites. According to Wikipedia, Baal means “The lord” who ruled over the high gods assembled on the…See More
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Ancient Deities and their Place in Modern Society

Ancient Deities and their Place in Modern Society

January 11, 2011

Written by Alberta Parish

Many cultures have worshipped the sun, moon, stars, and specific Zodiac signs, because believe it or not, the ancients were very knowledgeable in the field of astronomy and astrology. The ancient god Baal is associated with the sun god whom many ancient societies worshipped, including the ancient Hebrew Israelites. According to Wikipedia, Baal means “The lord” who ruled over the…

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Posted on December 28, 2013 at 4:01pm

TODAY IS A NEW DAY by Alberta Parish

January 24, 2009



Today Is A New Day by Alberta Parish



Today is a new day, because Barack Obama is our 44th President of the United States. Today is a new day for not only White America and Black America, but for all of America. Today is a new day, because I have another chance to correct or obliterate all my past mistakes. Today is a new day, because I have a chance to petition God for His grace and mercy. I know that His grace and mercy are renewed day by day. Today is a… Continue

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 3:39pm

Usersville by Alberta Parish

January 18, 2009



Usersville by Alberta Parish



Usersville, a new terminology introduced into the English language, is a quiet, quaint and small corner in every city in America, which is flooded with individuals who specialize in using people. In Usersville, you are ten times more likely to cross paths with all manner of shady individuals. These are usually people that feel the world owes them something. Therefore, they use this mentality to justify their shady practices.… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 5:13pm

Unforgiveness

January 3, 2008





Unforgiveness by Alberta Parish



Unforgiveness, which is closely associated with anger, is a subject nearest to my heart, so I felt compelled to write about it. It has been the driving force behind many things that I’ve done. Unforgiveness and anger are the reasons why many people don’t have the great relationships that they should have or is entitled to have. Being that there are different levels of unforgiveness and anger, some people’s level of… Continue

Posted on January 3, 2009 at 2:28pm

The Choices I Made

December 16, 2008



The Choices I Made by Alberta Parish



Although I was fortunate enough to have a loving mother always present in my life and who wanted to see me succeed in life, I was unfortunate to have grown up around unsupportive and emotionally abusive family members whom I felt really didn’t have an interest in seeing me succeed in life. I feel like they expected me to settle down with a man, have a bunch of kids, and have men problems like most of them had. But I… Continue

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 1:12am

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At 9:30pm on March 9, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
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At 9:07pm on October 6, 2008, Everett Spruill said…


Hello Alberta,
Nice to meet you. Do you have poetry related to jazz or music? My upcoming book will feature my jazz paintings with related poetry.....thought I'd check to see what you have in that genre.

Thanks for your time.
At 9:16am on August 16, 2008, Diane said…
Welcome to the community, Alberta.
At 9:59am on August 15, 2008, Gary Tavares said…
You are an intelligent, powerful, educated and beautiful black woman. Keep on inspiring!
At 1:07am on August 14, 2008, Stafford Battle said…
We were recently in the ATL . . . Diane was at the book club conference and I attended the Black Doctors convention. Your city is a great place for rising black writers. . . .We need more events there that can attract folks from around the country and promote AFRO lit. BTW, keep writing. Your voice should be heard . . .
At 10:33pm on August 13, 2008, Alberta Parish said…
Black Voices: a poem
Copyright (c) 2004 by Alberta Parish

Living in a country that is threatened by black self-expression
No wonder the powers that be work overtime to silence influential voices
New black writers are forever struggling to make it in the game
And some have been trying for years to make a name
In an industry where legitimate national and international bestselling black authors come far and few between
Some black children can't tell you about two books written by bestselling authors, but they can spit rap lyrics that are filthily obscene
Gangsta rap gets greater marketing on radio and TV than any other form of black music
I listen to hip-hop, but can we also listen to lyrics about subjects other than bling-bling
And sneakers
And white T's
And screwin' a bunch of hoes
What significance does all this really have
The hip-hop community has the power to start a revolution
But within its ranks, there's too much violence and confusion
Rappers tossin' threatening lyrics back and forth at each other
While-in ghetto neighborhoods-dead bodies keep piling up one after the other
And black children keep catching cases one after the other
Like the late Tupac sang: "It's time to make some changes..."
It is high time the black community does some rearranging
Before Tupac was gunned down in '96, he nearly began a revolution
And if it wasn't for that East Coast vs. West Coast bullshit
He might still be alive right now making more hits
After him, every effort was made to silence influential new black voices in music and literature
But they could never silence our voices
And our writing and music grew stronger
They never understood that our writing doesn't just come from the mind
It originates from our soul
This is why I wanna see more black fiction expanded beyond urban crime, romance, and drama
I wanna write and read fiction where black characters are not heavily underrated
I wanna see more black fiction turned into film
And less character assassination of black people in films
 
 
 

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