The phrase “five smooth stones” comes from a story of a shepherd boy who with his sling killed a menacing giant who had been terrorizing his community. It was said that he selected ‘five smooth stones’ and placed them in a pouch. One of those stones (the first he pulled) knocked the giant out.

The Kwadjosity Factor is one of those ‘five smooth stones.’ Kwadjo thrives on building community and/or consensus around an idea or concept whose sole purpose is the betterment of humanity. His Five Smooth Stones Working Group is one of the stones in your proverbial pouch that will drop that 1000 foot meanie every time.

Kwadjo Boaitey aka “The Kwadjosity Factor”
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Five Smooth Stones

Kwadjo has been published in over twelve (12) regional and national publications. Below is a selected list of published ‘smooth stones.’

Journals, Encyclopedias, Bound Volumes and the like

Christian Scientists aka Church of Christ Scientist, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Olly Neal Jr., The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Paul Laurence Dunbar School Neighborhood Historic District, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Erma Lee Glasco Davis, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Newspapers, Blogs, Newsletters

Is racism a myth or reality, The Gainesville Times

A tribute to Martin Luther King, The Christian Science Monitor

My wife’s great-grandfather’s encounter with the Ku Klux Klan, The Christian Science Monitor

Finding Justice, The Christian Science Monitor

A higher call for civil rights, The Christian Science Monitor

Race and what truly matters, The Christian Science Monitor

Valuable lesson about race found at cab stand, The Christian Science Monitor

Women for Women International: A guiding light for women survivors, The AFRican Magazine

 

Mind of My Mind

Kwadjo is a frequent contributor to Christian Science publications (The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel and Herald of Christian Science) as well as other religious and spirituality publications. Below is a selected list of a few more published ‘smooth stones.’ 

Learning about the power of divine Mind, The Christian Science Journal

Glimpses of Grace: Hide and Seek, The Christian Science Journal

‘So You Made The Cookies?’, The Christian Science Sentinel

I’m loved — married or not, The Christian Science Sentinel

From racial profiling to ‘You are my brother’, The Christian Science Sentinel

Racial concepts and the Jena Six, The Christian Science Sentinel

Steps toward healing the culture of violence, The Christian Science Sentinel

Fatherhood comes with divine resources, The Christian Science Sentinel

A holy moment in the big city, The Christian Science Sentinel

Son to dad — those three little words, The Christian Science Sentinel

Taking the shepherd’s hand, The Christian Science Sentinel

Black history month — and an enduring lesson, The Christian Science Sentinel

Christmas voices, The Christian Science Sentinel

Christmas – Awaken the Power of God’s Love Within – Program 851, The Christian Science Sentinel Radio Broadcast

Rising above racism, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Guess what? Man is spiritual, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Lord’s prayer for the Middle East, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Yes, a Christian Scientist can see a doctor, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Peace and healing in the Reading Room, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

She washed His feet with her tears, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Even still, we are brethren, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

A church should be healers, shouldn’t it?, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Who put the science in Christian Science?, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Standing at the drain – catching people, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

My spiritual quest led me to…marriage?, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Ever thought of Jesus as a scientist?, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

There is no spot where God is not, United Press International: Religion and Spirituality

Abracadabra

Kwadjo enjoys developing identity pieces (fliers, postcards, brochures, logos, newsletters, etc.). Below are few selected ‘smooth stones.’

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Hear Ye

Kwadjo enjoys engaging with the public and here you’ll find a few selected smooth stones (clips and links) of him doing just that….

Mother Love Never Leaves You is a story that changed my life. Publicly shared for the 3rd Annual Listen To Your Mother – Little Rock Show. It was an honor to be part of this special stirring of the pot.

 

Last Time Here,” was a song written and performed by the great David Raine. I had the sweet opportunity to sing back up in one of his bands back in the mid 1990’s with the beautiful Monica Zane.

This past summer I was asked to be the speaker for Youth Day at St. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Little Rock. The theme was ‘Youth Standing Up For Jesus.’ My talk was titled, “Love Yourself: Listen, Think, Glorify.” Enjoy!

(Photo by Randi Romo. Pictured from left to right are Stacey McAdoo, Crystal C. Mercer, Kwadjo Boaitey and Seth Pennington)

In October I was invited by Randi Romo, Manager at Kent Walker Artisan Cheese by day and Batgirl by night (and day too :)) to read a piece for their monthly ‘Kent Walker’s Words & Curds.’ It was a sweet full moon evening and my mom, Mama Akos, was in attendance. Ha. If you haven’t dropped by this jewel in Little Rock, -you must. My piece was called, “I really do think we can start again.” I’ve since changed the title to “Black Forest Cake.” Enjoy.

The month I arrived in Little Rock The Christian Science Sentinel Radio aired a broadcast I was invited to participate in titled, Christmas – Awaken The Power of God’s Love Within. Guests included Linda Kohler, Luke Hatfield, Kwadjo Boaitey, Bill Bruch and Barbara Vining. It’s beautiful and timeless. Enjoy!