Topic: Poetry

“Ballad of Harry Moore” Poetry by Langston Hughes

Poem in memory of Harry Moore: “Ballad of Harry Moore” by Langston Hughes On the evening of Dec. 25, 1951 civil rights activists and school teachers Harry T. Moore and Harriette Moore were at home in Mims, Fla. when a bomb, set under the bedroom, shattered their house. Harry Moore died on the way to […]

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

Spoken Word Poetry: Quiet by First Nations Mary Black

“Quiet” by Ojibwe First Nations Mary Black Powerful spoken word poetry “QUIET” by Ojibwe Native woman Mary Black on not being silent as an Indigenous woman in Canada and the struggles that First Nations communities face today. Using her voice is like medicine. I will not be quiet, as the system steals our babies and keeps […]

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 […]

Crossin’ The Color-Line, Poetry by Bonnie Walker

“I dream a world where PEACE prevails, where JUSTICE is a way of life, where EQUALITY is a given, and where LOVE is the answer to ALL questions and actions!” ~Bonnie Walker “Crossin’ The Color-Line”, Poetry by Bonnie Walker who is a dedicated world advocate, and a truly amazing human being who has been working […]

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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