A Family Affair

The way there was leaden with unfortunate events and anxious praying. It was my first flight alone, but I eventually arrived at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the hotel...

On This Twilight

The sun is leaving, The clouds scatter. When will you be back? Will it matter? The wind cools my skin On the twilight As the stars come into view For another night. How many will I see In...

A Soul That Lives Within

  “Ach!” I shouted at myself as I combed through my hair filled of nappy curls. My hair an impossibility, I threw the comb at the bathroom mirror. “Positive thoughts, Iyana,...

Black Like That

  When I look at my beautiful Black people full of melanin I see gods walking in the midst of human beings And then I get to thinking about the evident Ingrained power...

Wise Man Told Me

Art by Divine Tokyoska   a Wise man told me to never trust what you don’t know never trust what grows in the dark Don’t take part in the wine tasting scene For what grows...

The Loss and Restoration of the Black Identity

Amnesiacide. Noun     The loss of a large block of memory as a result of cultural, spiritual, economic and religious genocide     What happened to Black people during the...