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Losing Yourself

“This island scares me a little.” Those words were stated as a result of a light conversation on fidelity. It was as a result of observing how common infidelity is on the islands. 948 more words

"Beyond November" by Nikolai Garcia

Beyond November…
Beyond recounts and fear…
Beyond grief and liberal tears…

There are hearts,
And there are voices.
There are marches from coast to coast. 111 more words


Unsung Sheroes: Women & Hip-Hop

This episode of the Tangled Roots Podcast features guest Vida Starr, a talk show host as well as the pioneer of Reality Is Real, a digital hip-hop magazine which focuses on the often muted voices of underground emcees and women rappers who’ve been closed out of mainstream for far too long. 299 more words


"A Price That You Have To Pay (An Immigrant's Plight)" by Steve Baratta

May 8, 2014

She’s like a disrobed figure
Exposed to the elements

While working for worthless wages
In a land where prostitution

Takes on a new meaning…

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"openly black" by b.g. thomas

This poem is comprised of found language heard or read since the election of Trump.

openly black?- “I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels” –pamela taylor…

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"The Morning After (Election Day 2016)" by Hiromi Yoshida

The sky spewed forth glorious light
the day Donald J. Trump won the U.S. presidency. Maybe

I’d expected an ominous
variation in the humdrum quotidian business of life— 206 more words


"The Audacity of Survival" by Sydney Meeker

I am an average man.
On Nov. 8th, I remembered
Who I am; a Mexican,
And a transman, who offends
by being.
And I will be offensive. 96 more words