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When you Walked Into the Room!

We share this poem, a tribute to the passing of the great Lena Horne, written by Oakland’s own Paradise Free Jah Love!  It was shared on Face book, but is too beautiful a piece  to keep quiet. Lena touched and inspired many.  May we be inspired by the grace of her passage home.  Thanks, Paradise, for these beautiful words.
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Chicago’s Griot-Oba William King

Welcome to our Favorite Artist of the Month Series.  Our feature this month has been on Oba William King, a storyteller and griot (historian) residing in  the Chicago area.  We have copied this article in its entirety from gocitykids.com as they said it better, well almost better, than we could. To view previous articles on Oba, please go to categories/Black History Month.  Oba is available for bookings and performances throughout the nation.  You don’t have to live in Chicago to enjoy his magnificent performances. Bring him to your town & enjoy!

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Just Who is Oba William King!


Oba William King is founder of
Justus Arts Education
Programs for Youth.
He has performed in, and directed countless presentations and educational workshops designed to introduce students to the power of the spoken word and the magic of literature.  Oba is innovative, energetic, professional and dedicated. During the past five years his programs have had long lasting, positive effects on school age youth, their parents and community members.  His interactive performances, storytelling, drama workshops and lectures involve participants in a stimulating variety of self-image, self-esteem building activities. Programs are designed to celebrate diversity.
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