Monday, January 23, 2012

             About Zenith Vision     
    
      
Here Comes the Sun  


Dear Prudence  


Where the Streets Have No Name
   
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?                                                                                  
                                                                                  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Which Path Will You Choose America?                                          Patrick JZ    




 While My Guitar Gently Weeps



Thursday, April 14, 2011

America's True Judeo- Christian Heritage                       -                                                                               Patrick JZ  copyright 2009

 
                
  


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

                                                              

                  ~By Patrick J.Z.  c. 6/15/2009                                                                                        



                        ~ by Patrick JZ
  



                                                                                                                  





            ...Power of the   Resurrection      

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Ongoing Trend of Irresponsible Journalism        copyright 4/2010   Patrick J.Z.



"The president of a great democracy, such as ours, and the editors of great newspapers, such as yours, owe a common obligation to the people. An obligation to present the facts, to present them with candor."   ~John F. Kennedy


Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011



A Tribute to Native Americans                                                     ~ patrick j.z.    copyright. 11-01-2010



Indigenous tribes are the original pathfinder/pioneers of America's forests, mountains, waterways, deserts, and far reaching wilderness areas. They are the First People who have contributed much to her culture, her beginnings, her survival... and they still do. ~PJZ









Saturday, February 5, 2011

Black History: A Rich Contribution to a World of Diverse Cultures.
~ by Patrick J.Z.  c. 2/12/2010


                     In The Name of Love                        


Through long years of slavery and drudgery, into an era of free expression, Black Americans persevered, overcame, and offered their own inimitable gifts and priceless heritage to a waiting world. PJZ



Phillis Wheatley: Slave; Poet; Author


" Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
Their color is a diabolic dye."
~ Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley: Early American Poetess







John Marrant: Born Free; Author; Preacher


"America's first black preacher, a missionary to the Cherokee, and an author, John Marrant lived a life of adventure and hardships to serve God." ~ Black History Review

John Marrant Bio    John Marrant Narrative






Harriet Ross Tubman: Slave; Underground Railroad conductor; Abolitionist; Suffragist; Civil Rights Activist

"Now do you suppose He wanted me to do this just for a day, or a week? No! the Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just so long as I live, and so I do what he told me to do." ~ Harriet Ross Tubman
                        Harriet Ross Tubman Time line






Frederick Douglass: Slave; Editor; Abolitionist: Philosopher

"
We were waiting and listening as for a bolt from the sky...we were watching...by the dim light of the stars for the dawn of a new day...we were longing for the answer to the agonizing prayers of centuries."
~ Frederick Douglass on the Emancipation Proclamation.

Frederick Douglass Time line





Unsung Valor


"The bare sight of fifty thousand armed, and drilled black soldiers on the banks of the Mississippi, would end the rebellion at once." ~ Abraham Lincoln


The Black Union Soldier







Dedication and Patriotism



“Their story shouldn’t be reserved just for February. Their story should be celebrated throughout the year,”
~ Captain Gonzalez: U.S. Airman


Tuskegee Airmen






Booker T Washington: Slave; Educator; Founder of Tuskegee Institute


"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has
reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed..."
~ Booker T Washington

Booker T Washington Era





George Washington Carver: Slave; Agriculturist; Chemist


"Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough..."
~ George Washington Carver


George Washington Carver time line







Mississippi John Hurt: Guitarist; Blues entertainer; Recording Artist

"I taught myself to play the guitar the way I thought the guitar should sound." ~ John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt Museum





Janet Collins: Ballet Dancer; Painter

“Janet Collins dances with something of the speed of light, seeming to touch the floor only occasionally with affectionate feet..." ~ Arthur Pollack

Janet Collins Bio


Janet Collins Celebrated    To Dance is to Live






Jackie Robinson: MLB player; Athlete


"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." ~ Jackie Robinson

About Jackie Robinson





Medgar Evers: Slain Civil Rights Activist

" It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don’t choose to live anywhere else. There’s land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I’m going to do it someday. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens—if the white man will let them....” ~ Medgar Evers

Tribute to Medgar Evers





Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul; Singer; Entertainer; Recording Artist


" I ain't gonna do you no wrong when you're gone...all I'm asking for is a little respect..." ~ Aretha Franklin


More Black Soul Musicians






Alex Haley: Author; Genealogy Historian; Speaker; Awarded Pulitzer Prize


“Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.” ~ Alex Haley

Alex Haley Foundation







Sidney Poitier:
Actor; Director


"
I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values."
~ Sidney Poitier


Sidney Poitier Bio





Condoleezza Rice:
Secretary of State; Professor; Author


"Success is not assured, but America remains resolute..." ~ Condoleezza Rice on Mid East Peace


Condoleezza Rice Bio

Thursday, March 12, 2009




The Shamrock: A Glimpse into Divine Mystery 
                         - by Patrick J.Z c. 3/2009
 
 "Is this one leaf, or three? If one leaf, then why are there three lobes of equal size? If three leaves, then why is there just one stem? If you cannot explain so simple a mystery as the shamrock, how can you hope to understand one so profound as the Holy Trinity?"    ~St Patrick  




Monday, February 16, 2009

U.S. Presidents 



" Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."  - G. Washington



Saturday, February 14, 2009


                    Poems


To Whom Honor is Due  
                 by Patrick J Z      c. 11/28/08

Til freedom's light shines in every land, bloody waters cover this darkened earth.
Crimson tides amidst the crashing waves; scarlet streams and countless drops,
flowing from these men and women who live and die...
with floods of tears f
rom saddened eyes.

Be strong and of good courage loyal countrymen,
well done, faithful daughters, well done fearless sons,
Welcome home!

For these are the ones upon whom heaven smiles;
these are the ones, highly esteemed from above:   
    
Mother's and father's who long-suffer their children.
Disciples who bear the reproaches of Christ.
Humanitarians who stretch out their hands to the poor and needy...
And the soldier, the civil servant; for they sacrifice themselves to save others.   
     
Let my honor be as their honor...and my end as their end.


The Prevailing .        copyright 2008 Patrick JZ


                                                       
I leave behind the dreary lands, o'er the deadly horizon I set my sights... there my banner flies. To such a mountain now I've come; to lift the veil off the ancient curse, this tale of woe. Keep me in Thy Holy Hands, n'er to let me go...

America, America...  ~ copyright 2009 Patrick J.Z.


Consecrate her sacred plight,
let glory flash across this dark hour;
lift on high the eternal light.
Guide her brave ones home;
lay them down in graves of stone.

Arise children of her native womb, of foreign soil,
 of  fabled lore;
come and see her many wonders near and far;
see her altars... her passions and scars...
supple maidens in the dance;
valiant men in war and peace;
colors waving like golden sheaves.

Fair Liberty's ugly wounds so gaunt and sore;
now preserved by redeeming grace;
saved... sanctified... in ages yet to come;
Father God, never let her stand alone.