April 2016

Blog Archive

Sat, 16.04.2016

The Unfinished Community Building in Black America

Phrases like “It takes a village to raise a child” are often used as a metaphor for old school neighborhoods, how our black ancestors lived, and a romanticized past that many want back. In 2016, sometimes the village/community phrase feels like a cliché for African America. It’s not to say this can’t be done but […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Fast breaks, Lay up, With Mercury’s Insignia on our sneakers, We outmaneuvered the footwork Of bad angels. Nothing but a hot Swish of strings like silk Ten feet out. ... SLAM, DUNK, & HOOK by Yusef Komunyakaa.
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