Monthly Archives: February 2011

HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: LILLIAN ALLEN PERFORMS DUB POETRY

Lillian Allen is a two-time Juno Award winner and the originator of Dub Poetry.  Allen’s poetry challenges the mainstream, is entertaining, and very original.  Enjoy her words. Advertisements

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN ALLEN

Dub poet Lillian Allen continues to define the form and explore its leading innovative edge. She has performed her work in many major venues in North America taking poetry to larger and larger audiences. She has produced Juno award winning … Continue reading

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: PSYCHIC UNREST BY LILLIAN ALLEN + A TALK WITH BLACK FEMINIST ERICA NEEGAN

Psychic Unrest By Lillian Allen Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos All the great poets learned from those who came before them.  Many young and aspiring poets have Walt Whitman sired.  Willam Butler Yeats has influenced many.  And Sylvia Plath is … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN: A LETTER FROM A MEMBER HELEN BETTY OSBORNE’S COMMUNITY AND BLACK COFFEE POET’S RESPONSE

Many blackcoffeepoet.com readers have commented on the email exchange between Alex Wilson, a member of Helen Betty Osborne’s community, and myself.  In case you have not read it, here it is: February 16, 2011 Thanks for posting the interview. Robyn … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN: CREE POETS NICOLE TANGUAY AND DANA WESLEY SPEAK OUT

Nicole Tanguay is a Cree and French Two-Spirited Poet, Playwright, and Musician. She has been playing music from the age of nine, and has been writing poetry and plays for over twenty years. She has been published in a number … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN: INTERVIEW WITH CREE ACADEMIC AND ACTIVIST ROBYN BOURGEOIS + A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE “NO MORE SILENCE” RALLY FEB 14TH 2011 (TORONTO)

ALL Photos of the Rally Taken by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Feb. 14- 2011 Toronto   Robyn Bourgeois (Lubicon Cree) is a Ph.D Candidate at OISE/University of Toronto. Her dissertation, “Pathways of Resistance: The Politics of Addressing Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls … Continue reading

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT CANADA’S MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH EDEN ROBINSON AND A REVIEW OF “CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE”

Conspiracy of Silence: The Riveting, Real-Life Account of The [Helen Betty Osborne]Pas Murder and Cover-up that Rocked the Nation Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Four white boys. One Cree girl. Four cowards. One warrior. Two white boys given immunity, one … Continue reading

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