Toni Morrison: A ʻBelovedʻ Author Has Left Her Legacy through ʻThe Pieces I Amʻ

She redefined how to write modern American literature and as a writer myself, it was extremely intriguing and I continued to read more books by Toni Morrison. She was no doubt my favorite writer in high school and was someone that I looked to for inspiration and creativity, passion and strength as a woman when it came to writing. Continue reading Toni Morrison: A ʻBelovedʻ Author Has Left Her Legacy through ʻThe Pieces I Amʻ

“I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Milton Bowens, currently a ten-year resident of Sacramento, CA grew up in a military family, living in East Oakland, CA near Lake Merritt, tagging along five brothers and five sisters in Oakland has been a long time avid visual artist and writer. His expertise falls in urban mix-collage or as Bowens likes to say, “Fine Art.” “Do you rap or … Continue reading “I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

Deep Rooted History of Freedom Farms in America and Sacramento

By Aaris A. Schroeder July 16, 2011 Arriving to the garden on 4th and 39th Ave. in Oak Park, one of ten other “Freedom Farms,” I see Program Manager Kory Grant Clift making three fresh new beds for summer time vegetables and pulling weeds from around a varietal of lettuces. Clift explains to me that there are three major influences that helped him and his … Continue reading Deep Rooted History of Freedom Farms in America and Sacramento