Expressed through poetry, essays, and short stories, "Voices from a Black Heart Speak" examines deep-seated beliefs, perspectives, and emotional feelings derived from the cultural development of black people in the United States. We live in a world where television tells us what to want, how we want to live, and what we want to do. We live in a world where fear of the unknown is to be feared and that's considered normal. It may be considered normal and acceptable, but it's totally irrational as our entire lives and world is based on the unknown. We slide through life on a hope and wish that our lives work out as we planned them. If we look at the major earthquake in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 that created a Tsunami or Great Wave that killed over 100,000 people and destroyed towns, cities and property in the billions in Asia, we can realize the truth of the fact is that we live our lives in the unknown from moment to moment. The one thing that sustains us is our faith as we journey through life.