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Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Afr-I-CAN By: DaPorscha Rufus

Captured and brought from Africa to America I did not know I was a slave, until I found out that I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do! BUT, Let US Be Clear, I AM NOT YOUR NEGROE Because the soul that is within me, no man can degrade. For these hips have never…

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EVEN ELDERS BOW: Alice Walker Pens Poem Inspired by Jesse Williams

Ever wondered what happens when Black Power and #Blackgirlmagic collide? Well, wonder no more! Actor and activist, Jesse Williams, recipient of the 2016 BET Humanitarian award, set a fiery media storm in motion with his passionate acceptance speech on Sunday night. His words inspired and spoke to the hearts of conscious African Americans everywhere, including Pulitzer…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI GIOVANNI!

Happy Birthday to poet and author, Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni, born June 7, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee grew up in Cincinnati , Ohio. She has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. Giovanni, who is an ardent fan of the Harry Potter books, once revealed during an interview what…

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