@Asheru

Mood: I am the stone that builder refused I am the visual The inspiration That made lady sing the blues I’m the spark that makes your idea bright The same spark That lights the dark So that you can know your left from your right I am the ballot in your box The bullet in…

Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter Part II Z to A (2013)

Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter: Part II Z to A (Lyrics) (Z) Z-zag-zig Zimbabwean Zambian Zaires Zodiac zoning Zulu, Zian zillion zapling zillionth zillionaire (Y) Yo you yeah, yesterday’s youth yearning You yellow-belly yankee ying yang yelling YESmen (X) X-rated Ex-African X-man Ex-leaders ex-clearance X-Malcolm X-Clan We want war, world war, world wide warning Walking with weapons…

IDFWU

Inequality Pay me what you owe me  Unequal pay  Unequal love  Unequal education Unequal respect  Unequal in the eyes of the law Dreams Deferred Yes we can, yes I can, yes I did Dreamer keep dreaming, dream for the future, no dream too small, some don’t dream at all Sweet dreams sweet lover of mine…

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room.Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty…

Werk

Keep hope alive no slave to the 9-5 or the 8-4 or the 7-3 time to re-write destiny

Let it die

I was on a mission It came to fruition Seems like im enjoying the lie I try to stay silent But I still hear me laughing  Goddamn I wish I was high Mingling and mixing  Stay 3 deep but it’s plus some We grown now, so no more “who she?” or “where the hell she…

Five Things We Learned About Solange From Her Interview With Beyonce

SOLANGE by Beyonce     (via Interview Magazine) Five things we learned about Solange from her interview with Beyonce  1. Master P Inspires Solange Solange talks about inspiration with Beyonce in her new interview with Interview Magazine. While discussing the inspiration behind creating her album  “A Seat at the Table” Solange mentions a few familiar names…

Philly Poet Appreciation Post

Soledad Alfaro-Allah: reads “Fencing Poem” at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement Grand Slam Perry ‘Vision’ DiVirgillio: Philly spoken word poet “Vision” performs “Thirsty.”  Joshua Bennett “Say It, Sing it as the Spirit Leads” (After Vievee Francis) TS Hawkins: performs “Momma’s Worry” at the “Girls Will Rock Philly” benefit concert in 2015 Trapeta Mayson: performs at…

‘A Love Letter to Philadelphia’ by Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher

‘A Love Letter to Philadelphia’ by Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher Poet Laureate po·et lau·re·ate /ˌpōət ˈlôrēət/ noun  a poet appointed to, or regarded unofficially as holding, an honorary representative position in a particular country, region, or group. “Dear Philly, Sonia always puts the words a place called before your name. Girl, you’ve been called so many…