Change Unchanging is a tome showcasing the poetry of community activist and father of four Yale Miller who was murdered in 2007.
Change Unchanging: The Collected Verses of a Fallen Warrior brings together the poetry of Njoma Omi Yale Miller, teacher, community activist, husband, and father of four who was brutally murdered without cause by fatal shots fired at his jeep on February 24, 2007 at 5:15 p.m. shortly after leaving the residence of a long time friend in Detroit, Michigan claiming his life at the young age of 35.
The funds raised would be used to print 250 limited edition copies of Change Unchanging: The Collected Verses of a Fallen Warrior. The book will be softcover and approximately 100 pages. With the exception of the addition of the donor pages the book is ready to go to press. (Please note: The proceeds amassed from the selling of the book will be used to set-up a website dedicated to showcasing the life and works of people who died in a similar manner as Njoma Omi Yale Miller.)
Njoma Omi Yale Guy Miller
April 9, 1971 - February 24, 2007
Yale Guy Miller was born on April 9, 1971 to Edna and Elwood Drake Miller, and received his primary and secondary education at the New Center Academy (in
the Waldorf tradition), Friends School, and graduated from
Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly thereafter he attended Wayne State University, and was also on scholarship attending Egyptian (Kemetic) Studies sponsored by Ipet Isut at the Akwaaba Center.
At eighteen (18) years of age he received his HIV/AIDS counseling certification and became the youngest HIV/AIDS counselor in the State of Michigan, which led to a ten year plus stint at the Detroit Health Department. After that he enjoyed a teaching position at Timbuktu Academy in Detroit, MI, and was employed at Catholic Social Services as a prevention specialist serving various at-risk communities, and mentoring countless youth on and off the job.
As a poet he was published in the anthology “Pitch Black Poetry” published by Broadside Press, and was a board member of Kabaz Black Jewels as well as a member of the Plebispsyche study group. It should also be mentioned that he was highly successful as a youth activist and was very involved in every facet of his children's lives not to mention the youth that he served over the years.
A man of positive actions and righteous convictions, Yale lived to serve others, but his first dedication was to amelioration of self, family, people, community, and culture. May he rest in peace.
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