I took a deep breath of fresh knowledge The universe expanded wide open Now I’m moving on up, going to college Breathing in the fresh air that knowledge provided Wisdom and understanding gave birth to new life Eternal journey where knowledge is rife I took...

Just Another Set Up

My frustration is tangible and I laugh, I laugh due to the utter unfairness. You don’t qualify, says the staff. You’re not eligible. They show me the composite number that tells me I’m not even smart enough To be in their presence.   My eyes roll because...

Proper Understanding

Have we been properly educated? For who and what purpose? Degree in one hand; application in the next. Is it worthless? Have we discovered Ourselves?   To what does the average high school curriculum serve? Uprooting so many traditions into (or under) one umbrella. Its proper name...

Choice And Will

Choice and Will We have ‘a’ freedom But no independence.   A freedom to a choice To do what thou wilt ... And a freedom to do What is required of Us.   Of course, the gaiety of doing What one wilts builds nothing. Just rides the inclining wave of...
Freedom of speech and peaceful protesting Peaceful protesting and freedom of speech Colin Kaepernick and Muhammad Ali Fighting for justice and taking a knee Just expressing my American right to assembly When I find myself handcuffed, locked, chained Locked for the very thing I sought...

Dismal Courtier

Dismal Courtier His light is not the brightest But his title is heavy. And unknown.   His state is weak And dreadfully mysterious. Not knowing if he’ll go good or bad.   In consequence, he’s avoided. Dismissed and looked over. Even targeted if seen as a threat. An outcast.   Accordingly, he gets...
You ever wonder why you so black? The first life out of triple darkness. Your legacy can’t be tarnished. You don’t reflect light, you absorb it. Those stars aligned around you they orbit. Those crevices that adorn your back, serves a...

Tangibles

Scream and chant Black Man. “The Black Man is God.” Recite the speeches of the elders. Expound on the books that were written.   Let the Garvey’s, the DuBois’, And the Muhammad’s live through you. Though whatever you do, Make sure we feel you.   May our children’s children...

The Light

the truth is behind her eyes is the greatest light   never does she feel so complete never does she feel so right.   when she utters the words to her soul, the darkness begins to subside.   her will… it begins to abide.   for long, she has been lost, knowing of...

First Lady

  A Woman of God, she's a Mother of the Faithful Modest and humble, she is very graceful First Lady of the Nation of Islam, she is elegant She's a mother to us all, helping the growth and development Of the youth, giving us...

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