Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “Your God”

  Happy Sunday! I hope that your week was amazing. Today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite poets. Rudy Francisco performed this poem entitled, ‘Your God‘. Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: Angry Black Woman

  Happy Sunday My Loves, I missed last week’s poetry pick but this week I got y’all! I found this poem by Porsha O. and man-oh-man is it powerful. *Viewer Discretion Advised*  Press play…    

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Poetry Picks: To Be Black & Woman & Alive

Happy Sunday! Today’s poetry pick is coming from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad. It’s an amazing piece that really doesn’t need much of an introduction. I hope that you enjoy. Watch below: (Contains explicit content)

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Poetry Picks: #BlackGirlMagic

Happy Sunday! We are back with Sunday Poetry Picks and I think this piece performed by Amanda Seales is the perfect way to kick it off. She is one of the only people in entertainment (as far as I’m concerned) who doesn’t hold punches for anyone or anything. Sidenote: She also has a podcast on […]

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Poetry Picks: I Waited For You

Last week’s poetry pick was by a poet named Janette. The poem was about how she would wait for the person that God destined for her. Well… years after performing that poem, she had a follow-up at her wedding. She performed, ‘I waited for you’, at the aisle to her husband. Take a look…  

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Poetry Picks: ‘Friends with Benefits’

This week’s poetry pick is by Jae Nichelle. I stumbled upon this piece by happenstance after leaving class last week. As I walked to my car I listened to her personify her anxiety in using a friends with benefits relationship. It immediately resonated with me because I could relate to many of things she said. […]

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Poetry Picks: ‘In the Depths of Solitude’

So if you noticed that I missed last week’s Poetry Pick, you’re amazing and thank you for being so attentive. I got a little caught up and missed the post but this week we’re back with one of my favorite poets. Although he is mostly known for his tumultuous rap career, Tupac was a great […]

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Poetry Picks: We Made It

This week’s poetry pick is by the poet, Sunni Patterson. She performed this piece, ‘We Made It’, on Def Poetry Jam a few years ago. Sadly, the words of the poem are still relevant to the current times that we are living in. Press play…

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Poetry Picks: ‘Harlem’

This week’s poetry pick is by Langston Hughes. He had a prominent influence on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. Hughes was different from other poets of the time because instead of writing poetry with hidden or obscure meanings, he wrote about the struggles and lives of African Americans. This poem is my favorite of […]

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Poetry Picks: ‘On Status’

Last week’s pick was a piece by Shihan on Def Poetry Jam. (click here to watch) Def Poetry Jam was so inspirational for the culture and is definitely an underrated gem of the early 2000’s. This week’s pick is a reading by one of the most graceful black women alive, Phylicia Rashad. She read from her […]

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