#ThePlatfxrmPoll | Born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, this writer is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, exquisite language and richly detailed African-American characters who are central to their narratives. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, Jazz, Love and A Mercy. Morrison has earned a plethora of book-world accolades and honorary degrees, also receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. (Biography.com)
Dawn is first found in puddles
after the hurried night storm fell and bubbled in the street.
I move along these lonesome corners, dim houses with hollow eyes, telling their oldest tales of fire, how its first sacrament was wolfish, licking down the walls,
teaching a lesson on permanence.
[⚫️🎂🎉🎈Birthdays] // First African American woman to travel in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, was born on this day back in 1956. #MelaninMatters365 ⠀
Oct. 17, 1956 - (Still Living)⠀
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thePLATFXRM | #ElevatingCulture | 100% Afrocentric
" Freedom is what I yearn for. I need to feel free in doing everything I want, feel free in exploring this world where I have been living for seventeen years and wandering to places where I've never been to. Through social medias, I have found many hidden treasures of this world. " Beauty is hidden beyond the brick walls " . That's what I have been told. If I keep staying at only one place until my very last breath, I would not know what my life is about and how a real world looks alike. That's why freedom is all I really need right now. I don't want something to refrain me from continuing my passion and nails my feet on the ground where I've been used to walk on. It's not only me who longs for freedom but everyone needs it anyway"
These early nights, when the moon goes orange and claims its new size on the horizon,
I won’t curve around familiar roads; I won’t go home.
Glazed like a pearl, it is adrift in porcelain;
but tonight it examines me,
revealing our cracks and choosing its place well beneath the stars.
#ThePlatfxrmPoll | In 1950 the Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the first African-American, United Nations (UN) official. He received the Peace Prize for his efforts as mediator between Arabs and Jews in the Israeli-Arab war in 1948-1949.
The Nobel Peace Prize is an international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in peace. The prize, which includes about $1.3 million, a gold medal, and a diploma, is presented on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, its founder. Dr. Ralph J. Bunche was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1950. Fourteen years later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the second, the youngest person thus far to receive the Peace Prize.