Topic: Poet

Poetry by African Native American, Shonda Buchanan: The Trail

“The Trail” by Shonda Buchanan (For the Staffords, Roberts, Manuels and Mathews) “Trust the first drum, your heart, for all your answers. The ancestors will follow…” -Shonda Buchanan Shonda Buchanan, of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African heritage is the author of “Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?”.  Who’s Afraid of Black Indians? is a difficult yet beautiful […]

Poems From A Far Corner: “Faith” by Charles W. Heckstall

Poems From A Far Corner: “Faith” by Charles W. Heckstall (1929 – 2000) Inside of you is a story...that the world needs to hear. We value your voice and would love to give it a platform to be heard. We personally invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and healing. Share Your Story

Shonda Buchanan: Who is Afraid of Black Indians?

Shonda Buchanan of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African Heritage is an Award-winning Poet and Fiction Writer. An educator for the last 20 years, Shonda was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she spent much of her adolescence curled up in libraries, bathtubs, and on her front porch, reading. Her book, Who’s Afraid of Black […]

Butterfly Rising, Poetry by Sonya Braxton

“Butterfly Rising” is a poem honoring the strength of Native women, and Sonya Braxton’s Native American Indian Ancestry. Sonya Braxton is a  Native woman of Tuscarora, Eastern Blackfoot Saponi, and Cherokee heritage, a researcher, poet and a conscious advocate for the rights of Indigenous people’s, as well as people of color in America. Sonya Braxton has been devoting […]
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