Today’s Thoughtful Thursday features poems from two iconic African-American poets, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Alice Walker. Dunbar’s “By The Stream” cautions us to remember to look beyond the sparkle and glow of personality to determine the depth of character. Walker’s “Before You Knew You Owned It” offers words of wisdom about managing expectations and guarding […]
It is graduation season, and speakers everywhere are polishing up their speeches and getting ready to share their wisdom and advice with the Class of 2015 and their families. Today’s Thoughtful Thursday features quotes from past graduation speeches. Some are funny, some thought provoking, some inspirational. Enjoy, and Congrats to the graduates! “Think hard, always […]
Now is the time to focus on your sons’ summer reading plans. If you have an avid reader, make time to stop at the library or the book store and pick up some fun books for the summer. If your son would rather do almost anything other than read, then you will need to give […]
Joe Brewster and Perri Peltz, the folks who brought you the powerful short documentary “A Conversation With My Black Son” (see our earlier GCP post about it here) are back with “A Conversation About Growing Up Black”, in which a group of young men discuss the impact of race and racism on their lives. These […]
Today’s Thoughtful Thursday presents the work of award-winning poet Terrance Hayes. Born in 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina, Hayes received a BA from Coker College and an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. “Lighthead”, his collection of poems published in 2010, won a National Book Award, […]
Happy Mother’s Day from GCP! Hope you are spreading love to all of the mothers in your life today, and that you are being mightily celebrated by family and friends as well.
Zach Hodges, the Harvard defensive end featured in an earlier post who overcame great personal tragedy to become a star football player at Harvard, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. While Hodges was not selected during the NFL draft as he had hoped, he signed with the Colts over the weekend after they expressed strong […]