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I’m Not The Average Black Girl

Fortunately Arsenio Hall had the good sense to bring this woman onto his show to perform one of her spoken word pieces. Take a listen and switch your mind from the identity politics of the day and understand a bit more about the politics of identity. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Feed Your Young Men Well

For those of us with the duty and the blessing to raise babies into men, it is our responsibility to teach them not just what it is they have inside them, but how to use it for good. Continue reading

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Your Place Shapes Your Path

What do Egypt and Washington D.C and Southeast Raleigh and South Los Angeles all have in common? They are all harsh climates for survival because they are all deserts. Continue reading

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Make You Feel My Love

Make You Feel My Love by Adele When the rain is blowing in your face And the whole world is on your case I could offer you a warm embrace To make you feel my love When the evening shadows and the stars appear And there is no one there to dry your tears I … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion? Continue reading

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A beautiful poem from a poet (Coco J. Ginger) I glorify.  If you’ve been here, you know of what she speaks. Toohey.   #SeizeDaBooty

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Soundtrack to Love

I just wanted to share a bit of music and movie magic with you.  If you’ve ever loved, wanted to love, lost love, or lived in love you know the sounds of love.  It has it’s own soundtrack for each of us.  There are probably songs that are memory markers for each stage of your … Continue reading

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A Story Of Depression

As part of my “Following My Followers” series I am going through the blogs of people who have joined the voyage of CarpeBootium. This piece comes from ClownRhymes.  ClownRhymes is the poetry blog of a Welsh poet.  From freestyle to verse the poems are provocative and inspiring.  I hope you enjoy this piece along with … Continue reading

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As part of my “Following My Followers” series I am going through the blogs of people who have joined the voyage of CarpeBootium.  This piece comes from bowendiaries.  Raw and uncensored, the experiences of far too many are wrapped up in this piece.  Enjoy it and please enjoy the other pieces on this blog as … Continue reading

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We Are Men

Black Ice is a poet from Russell Simmons‘s Def Poetry Jam. His poems, which frequently involve racial and social issues, combine hip-hop flow with rich vocabulary to create a unique style. Shihan is a  National Poetry Slam Champion (2004) and National Poetry Slam Finalist(2nd in 2001, 5th in 2003 and 3rd in 2005) who has been … Continue reading

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