Category Archive: THE WORD – Poetry

Lynne Thigpen

  Lynne Thigpen “Cherlynne Theresa “Lynne” Thigpen (December 22, 1948 – March 12, 2003) was an American stage and television actress, best known for her role as “The Chief” in the various Carmen Sandiego television series. Thigpen was born in Joliet, Illinois. Thigpen moved to New York City in 1971 to begin her career as …

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Renee Matthews Jackson

 RENEE      MATTHEWS                JACKSON                     “…and sometimes it takes the bitter ale of life to make my breeze as sweet as jasmine.”  ~Renee Matthews Jackson~ Renee Matthews-Jackson, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She made her theatrical debut in 1987 in Joseph Walker’s classic, The River Niger at the world famous, Karamu …

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Melony McGant

   ****** Melony McGant is a poet, humanist and compassionate communications professional with more than twenty years experience in assisting both people and organizations discover and promote their professional or personal life missions. She has a strong track record of success in public relations, cause marketing and special events programming. In addition to her “day job,” where …

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Toni King

Dr. Toni King ~ Provost, Professor and Writer * Dr. Toni King is one of the first cadre of African American women to complete the Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University’s prestigious Weatherhead School of Management in the 1980s. Just prior to completing her doctorate in 1987, Dr. King taught at the …

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