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by B. White
Two hundred twenty-eight thousand, six hundred (228,600) down, 33,500 to go, I-Witness touching Black people all over the city of Milwaukee and the world one event at a time.
Black People are the First Wonder of the World!
“Until the Lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”–African proverb
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Be Ever Wonderful
– (Brazilian Rhyme)
Thought of the Week
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”— James Beard
(Thank You, Oprah)
Word of the Week
\vih-SIS-ih-tood; -tyood\, noun:
1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
“This man had, after many vicissitudes of fortune, sunk at last into abject and hopeless poverty.”
“Max had rescued his father’s gold watch through every vicissitude, but as it didn’t go I took it to a watchmaker.”
“It has come about that this writer, who at the beginning might have appeared in unique occupation of a marginal and peripheral world, is instead writing from the center of a historical vicissitude, utterly contemporary.” –Source Doctor Dictionary.
Hey Aroma Riley. I know you are a big-time I-Witness reader—You shared with me that every week, you are running to get a paper, to read I-Witness and “The Story that Caught My (I). Thank you! You know I love it!
Hey Diana Carter. Who let the dogs out? Holla!
Hey Marilyn Smith. I just want to Holla at you…Holla!
Hey Reggie Smooth as Butta Brown, it must be nice throwing out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers Game. And to top it off Reggie, you were too sharp, all suited up and looking good. You made a girl want to Holla-Out your name, Reggie, Reggie, Reggie—Holla!
Hey Dr. Chrishirella Warthen Happy B-Day with continued Blessings from a friend. Okay, Dr. Warthen, I-Witness is only delivering the message. It must be nice to have someone special think of you in such a special way. Holla!
Hey Olivia D. Rice. I hear you are doing the ’am thang! A student at North Carolina A & T, majoring in Business Marketing, Olivia is also on the honor roll. You go girl. Your list keeps growing like Black seeds. You were even elected President of Gamma Chapter Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Furthermore, I hear you received a paid summer internship through Inroads to work in Human Resources at Columbia St Mary’s Hospital here.
Your parents, Orlando and Tammy Rice are too proud of you. I-Witness has also had the opportunity to watch you grow into a very hard working, talented young lady and I am equally as proud of you. Congratulations and keep advancing that next generation and keeping Black Seeds growing. I love it!
Congratulations Jill Wallace on the release of her new book, “No Artificial Ingredients: Reflections Unplugged.”
Jill co-authored the book with eight other women. It’s about girlfriends who grew up together sharing their life journeys.
Presently, all the authors are on tour doing book signings. They also made a stop at the National Black Book Festival. Jill was also the book’s editor.
Hey Jill, you and the other ladies have made us so proud. Books are so important to us because you have to love reading to read books and they record and preserve Black life. Again, Congratulations!
Hey Dyyja Scott, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Dee Dee.
August 19, 2012 //
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August 19, 2012 //
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