“Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18

The best advice I’ve ever heard came from my mom when I was only 15 years old. My mom told me that “your brain believes what your mouth tells it to, so make sure you’re kind,” and she would say that “you are not what you eat, you are what you constantly think about.” Fast forward 11 years later and I can confidently say that I live by that advice. My co-worker always says “change your thinking, and you change your world.” Changing the way you think and changing your perspective has such a substantial impact in creating a life … Continue reading “Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18

MOVE on

MOVE on Inspired By A True Event Black Power We have begun to raise our fists in solidarity. Black Power is loud, no longer patient or kind but boastful and proud. When I wear my hair natural that’s black power. As I face all of the evil stares of disbelief and smile, I feel the most powerful. Black Power isn’t passive or is it? I think that’s what I love most about my people. We’re so versatile in how we get our message(s) across; our collective confidence is sexy. Whether we’re taking a stand against an injustice, marching, or burning … Continue reading MOVE on

“I was wondering…”

Submission from: Eric Daniels I was wondering.. I was wondering why people waste time.. I was wondering why people don’t value themselves… I was wondering why people can’t endure.. I was wondering why some women feel best being degraded.. I was wondering why kids are raising kids.. I was wondering why marriages aren’t lasting… I was wondering why you on snapchat all day, but haven’t applied to any jobs you been talking about … I was wondering why the streets instead of business… I was wondering if yall tired of jail.. I was wondering if yall tired of being just … Continue reading “I was wondering…”

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 we wacking walkietalkies wearing wardens We with whatever, “what what” wilding wherever war went Warlock, warpath, warfare, warriors with warrants Wasting white whine, wearing Wu-wear with wallabes Why would we waste words we weakening wigs wobbly (V) Vengeful villains vandalize villages viciously Vandavere vandike, very … Continue reading Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter Part II Z to A (2013)

Throwback Def Poetry Jam: Dana Gilmore

 Wife Woman Friend: Poem by Dana Gilmore i’m tired of peeking out my window and seeing shadows of youi can’t roll out with my girls without checking my rearviewyour callin’, breathin’ all hard on my phone like i can’t hear youand every time i hit the club you just happen to be there tooall i wanted was to see us throughbut when i needed you i had to compete with clubs, drugs, the streets and PS2out chasin’ women with your weak ass crewi guess when you’re in Rome you do what the Romans do but, they go home alone – just like … Continue reading Throwback Def Poetry Jam: Dana Gilmore