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Poetry Pick: ‘When I Say That I Came Up Poor’

Today’s Poetry Pick is by Jared Paul. There’s a constant narrative that predominately Black neighborhoods are the “hood” or the “ghetto”. Rarely do we hear about white low-income neighborhoods being referred to in the same manner. This poem gives a little insight into how both worlds are hardly any different. Check it out: Advertisements

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Poetry Pick: “When the Water is Gone”

Happy Sunday! Today’s poetry pick is by Rudy Francisco. I’ve featured him here on the blog a few times this year because I love his work and this poem is no different. This poem is a nod to the extreme changes in climate that we’ve been ignoring for so long. Take a listen…

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Poetry Pick: ‘No Lives Matter’

Today’s Poetry Pick is by Kofi Dadzie. In this short yet powerful poem, he brings attention to the thoughts that many people wrestle with when it comes to privilege and justification of whose lives are valuable and whose aren’t. Check it out:

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Poetry Pick: ‘Therapy Session’

Bringing you another Poetry Pick Sunday This poem is able to express many feelings that I’ve experienced lately. Last year I thought a lot about where my ancestors may have come from and the privilege many people have in knowing the answer to that. It’s hard being content with not knowing the story of your […]

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Poetry Pick: ‘Tubman 20s’

I hope your week has been amazing Since tomorrow is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it would be nice to share a Poetry Pick that pertained to history. This poem is performed by Dayanna and Nia Naomi and it is amazing! Check it out:

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