Category Archives: xenophobia

Lord, Do You Hear Me?

LORD, You must be tired of the black mamas/papas wails of grief Ricocheting off streets of gray concrete. Chaos unisoned in conflicting waves Skeletons of past discord Rattling as the war is waged. Lord, You must be tired Of seeing … Continue reading

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HE SAID, “‘I CAN’T BREATHE'” : FOR THE LIVES OF THOSE TAKEN : TRIBUTE TO ERIC GARNER

JUSTICE FOR ERIC GARNER As an African-American female residing abroad, I can attest to uncomfortable, racially incited situations involving police officers, border police, albeit, authority figures, in Europe and Stateside. For the record, I have had to initiate legal intervention … Continue reading

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Black Link in the Chain

Black Link of the Chain By Anna Rene Greene Dell’Era Written January 7, 2011 The sparrow awakens me with his chirp Again, a returned resume waits in my mailbox I hold back a burp I am an educated opinionated black … Continue reading

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WHEN THEY TRY TO SHUT YOU AWAY

(C)Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna Dell’Era with appropriate and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Southern Belle (In Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

When I moved to Europe, I recall wanting to march to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, even thought it meant that I would march alone.  My husband suggested that this practice would be odd in Europe because it is … Continue reading

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Black Link of the Chain

Black Link of the Chain By Anna Rene Greene Dell’Era Written January 7, 2011 The sparrow awakens me with his chirp Again, a returned resume waits in my mailbox I hold back a burp I am an educated opinionated black … Continue reading

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