Tag Archives: Black Culture

To My Momma To my momma, who has swallowed the amerikan dream and choked on it. * To my momma, whose dreams have fought each other– and died. * Who sees, but cannot bear to see. A volcano eating its … Continue reading

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And So I Waited.

Plummet. Everyday I sit and think to myself, “I’ll wait ’til things die down,” But every day things unremittingly accrue, and I begin to drown In my deep and tragic melancholy within the ocean of Black Death, On a raft … Continue reading

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Prayer of My Flesh Now I lay me down to sleep, ravaged flesh of my people is drowning me. If I shall die before I wake, I pray we ne’er capitulate. -Amen Written by me 4.27.15. Stay strong in the struggle. … Continue reading

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Growing Into the Death

Redemption Song I. Depression. Stumbling clumsily falling out of the flow nothing seems to feel right darkness is shrouding your glow. * Time just is a fleeting endlessness perpetually feeling relentless uselessness every day it becomes harder to put on clothes, … Continue reading

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Inspiration on World Poetry Day

Poetry has saved my life. Poetry gives me life. Instead of posting a poem of my own, I am going to share one that I have before. Audre saves me from myself everyday. I find inspiration from this every time I … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End of the Red-Tape that Binds.

As I sit here with steady streams of distraction in the foreground, my mind can’t help but to fixate on my helplessness. How am I supposed to graduate on time when I can’t even focus on completing courses (much less … Continue reading

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My Weekly Frustration- Week 11: (Trying) to Understand Culture & Theory Through Sound, and Vice Versa.

This week we explored the concept of sound within black culture and black feminism. The piece I found most intriguing was Weheliye’s, “Outro,” from his book, Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity. It initially seemed like, within these eleven pages was EVERYTHING … Continue reading

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