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#ThrowbackThursday Poetry: Boycott the Dark Girl

Welcome to Week 3 of Black Poetry Writing Month, the most controversial. Why? Some people might not like what the Black Arts Movement stood for— militancy, radical activism, not going quietly into the night… 272 more words

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Black Poetry Writing Month: Traveling through Time...Black Arts Movement

Welcome to Week 3 of BlaPoWriMo!

For the uninitiated, Black Poetry Writing Month (BlaPoWriMo) is a month-long writing challenge that combines the ambition of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) with the history, education, and self-reflection of Black History Month. 918 more words

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#BlaPoWriMo Negro History 2018/13: Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou

Civil Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Activist(1928–2014)

Maya Angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings… 1,328 more words

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Decoding Poetry: #BlaPoWriMo, 'The Young Ones'(Poem)

Welcome back fellow bloggers! It is BlaPoWriMo time again and this time we are traveling to the Harlem Renaissance era.

Today’s poem to decode is by Sterling A.

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Nortina S. reblogged this on Lovely Curses and commented:

For BlaPoWriMo, my friend Ericajean shares her thoughts on Sterling A. Brown's "The Young Ones." Looking specifically at the lines, "It’s as far as they’ll get / For many a year; / Cotton brought them / and will keep them here,” she raises two questions: What brought us, and what is keeping us here? A question I would like to add is: What is "here"? What are your thoughts? Please respond directly on Ericajean's post, as comments here will be disabled. --N

#BlaPoWriMo - Saturday night special sonnet

Each universe with which we interact
demands of us a level of respect
and complicity, yes, complicity,
while we wonder if we are hypocrits,
or merely disbelievers. 68 more words

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Nortina S. reblogged this on Lovely Curses and commented:

Check out another poem from my friend Ray, written for BlaPoWriMo. Show him your love!

#BlaPoWriMo - Saturday night special sonnet

Each universe with which we interact
demands of us a level of respect
and complicity, yes, complicity,
while we wonder if we are hypocrits,
or merely disbelievers. 68 more words

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#BlaPoWriMo: I met this girl...

I met this girl–skin like polished mahogany, hair like lamb’s wool, lips like plush cushions–she ruined my philosophy of the mad black woman. It is not a frown on her face but a grimace as she holds the weight of every black man who has sat on her back like an ottoman pulled from under the table for guests to rest their feet, have a drink and discuss the politics of the world too sophisticated for a female’s mind, who should know her place in silence when company is around. 72 more words

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