WHAT IF I AM A BLACK WOMAN?

To my sisters, this is a reminder of what makes us beautiful. To my brothers, this is a reminder that your love of us isn’t futile, it’s been earned… and then some WHAT IF I AM A BLACK WOMAN?IS IT A DISEASE? WELL, IF IT IS, I SURE HOPE IT’S CATCHINGBECAUSE THEY NEED TO POUR […]

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Aja Monet

Born in New York City to parents of Cuban and Jamaican descent and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, Aja Monet Bacquie began writing poems when she was eight or nine years old.  At 19, Monet became the youngest winner of Nuyorican Poets Café’s Grand Slam. She later earned her Bachelor of […]

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Sonya Renee Taylor

Spoken word poetry has had varying levels of mainstream popularity over the past fifteen years. If you were like me, in the early 2000s, you stayed up anxiously on Friday nights to watch Mos Def host a new episode of Def Poetry Jam on HBO. HBO’s showcase of performance poetry was so successful that it […]

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Black Beauty

Hey there,I am me. Me am I.A black beauty am I.The sun smiled at my body and turned my skin into its own little chocolate factory.Several shades of a dazzling dark complexion.A black beauty am me.As I walk, the view of my curves captivates the attention of all those looking on.Wow they say, **** isn’t […]

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