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​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 


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Is it Black History Month?

by K on 02/01/16

Is it Black History month?

A celebration of culture,

Traditions,

Families,

Religion/s,

A celebration of history.

Keepin’ our eyes on the prize,

at times, being wise,

often times, continuing in & believing the same ole lies.

Let’s celebrate the short month that we have;

we are still alive, passionate, thriving, and damn! We bad!

(NOT IN A BAD WAY),

as we continue to strive.

Many have gone on,

transitioned home from various reasons,

RACISM, MISPLACED RAGE, and from SELF-HATRED too.

We continue the struggle, Mexicans as well,

their ancestors slaving in the fields, working hard for a menial wage.

Julio Cesar Chavez fighting for justice, fair wages,

for his people to be treated just as fairly.

Cinco de Mayo is just a day of battle, not their true Independence Day,

It’s September 16th by the way.

What a hard working people, their struggles just as real;

Mexicans have some of the same struggles as Black folk,

they continue to fight for equality, while knowin’ that the struggle is REAL.

I didn’t write the history, so please don’t get mad when I remember…

Is Black History Month, A TRUE CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION?