Stories

Pilgrimages of a Santa Fe Poet Laureate Visiting Schoolchildren during National Poetry Month

By conNECKted TOO / May 17, 2022

as published in the Santa Fe Reporter By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington April 27, 2022 April is National Poetry Month. Of course, to my mind, National Poetry Month, like Black History Month, is a bit of a redundancy, since every month is an occasion to revisit art and learning. But the calendar this April includes an exceptional […]

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Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just on the Outside

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 17, 2022

November 13, 2019 essay published in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development Innovation Review documenting some of the lessons learned during the Strategic Planning art work performed by Significant Developments for the Jackson Medical Mall as part of their ArtPlace Community Development Investments program… Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just […]

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Co Federal Credit Union Closes

By conNECKted TOO / October 13, 2021

By Barney Blakeney      9-28-21 Since 1966 Charleston’s C O Federal Credit Union sought to meet the financial needs of folks in the local region. September 17 it closed permanently. In January the National Credit Union Administration placed the credit union into conservatorship. Member deposits at C O Federal Credit Union remained protected by […]

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Aysha Bowens – 843? zine – The Garden

By conNECKted TOO / August 26, 2021

“The Garden” By: Aysha Bowens while tending my garden, i see its potential where the soil dried up, even though there was no sun in the shadows of working through my past i envision others finding solace in my garden one day   i hope they find peace  as they walk by the lilac  that […]

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A Podcast on “Change the Story”

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 4, 2021

William “Bill” Cleveland (Center for the Study of Art and Community) was kind enough to interview me on his podcast “Change the Story”. Was great looking back to my teaching days when I traveled the South teaching poetry in urban and rural communities. For over 30 years I taught poetry as an act of liberation, […]

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In Memory of Jim Campbell

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / February 2, 2021

IN MEMORY OF JIM CAMPBELL Early this January 30th, early morning – La’Shea texts: “James Campbell has passed on to be an ancestor. RIP” – Pam echoes: “… It like a whole library of knowledge is gone …” Right away, my mind races for a spontaneous eulogy. Here it is: Pam, the library you are […]

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“The Power of Art” with D.R.I.V.E.N. LLC

By conNECKted TOO / October 30, 2020

Launch of TOGETHERWESHALL.COM website, blog, online store and podcast by D.R.I.V.E.N. LLC Watch “The Power of Art” Podcast Episode 1 which included a few TINY BUSINESSES & ARTISTS discussing what “art” means and how the power of art can be used as a tool to service, inspire and ignite community     Meet the artist […]

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THE CHARLESTON RHIZOME COLLECTIVE and US Department of Arts & Culture

By conNECKted TOO / October 8, 2020

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ROSE FLORIST & ARIANNE KING COMER

By conNECKted TOO / September 30, 2020

This shirt was designed by Arianne KING COMER after conversations with Donald BENNETT of ROSE FLORIST Although he never saw one, Donald loves EAGLES. The pictures are from his shop on SPRING Street. I visited him recently. He asked: “What is a GRIOT? – Same word in French, …..” I then asked Arianne: “Griot means […]

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Taking the Grand Tour

By conNECKted TOO / September 30, 2020

by DARRYL LORENZO WELLINGTON Click here for the original formatting When I think of the Future is on the Table/conNECKtedTOO project, I tend to think of artisan crafts, hands-on work, and trades utilizing skills that have been passed down through generations. I think of old school folkways grounded in pre-internet materials. It was much to […]

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