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In homage to Yvette Cade*
And here I stand.
Quiet whispers silenced
by the desire
to see you as my truth.
messages went unheeded
while I danced to your music.
Problems, warning signs ignored
because the you that I adored
remained my fantasy.
Staying because of what I wanted it to be
not because of what it is.
Embarrassed to admit I might be wrong
Stubbornly believing I could make wrong right
I chose to stay and…
Added by E. Joyce Moore on April 18, 2013 at 8:46pm — No Comments
Marcus, Malcolm, Mumia, and Huey planted the seed,
for Revolutionary Me.
Being beat by the police at 17,
was the conception of Revolutionary Me.
The unwarranted harassment and checks for id,
strengthened the embryo of Revolutionary Me.
If there were no PG County police,
there might not have been the…Continue
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Love ain't that bad...is it?
How many times have you said "i love you" and you knew doggone well that you had more love for the piece of toilet paper you just flushed than you did for the person you just said it to?
Maybe you said it in the heat of passion. Maybe you said it out of guilt. Maybe you said it to be polite. Maybe you said it because you were standing at the alter in front of the the Pastor and two hundred and fifty guests, and "uh...I like you a…Continue
Added by NaTrina T. Willis on June 3, 2012 at 10:31pm — No Comments
At all times I am yours,
for all time you are mines.
The potent glue that seals us;
we are bound by time.
Lost in the moments,
the seconds fly by,
But the memories that exist
are endless, if only in our minds.
Husbands chained to their wives
gladly awaiting death to depart.
Parents attached to their children,
invisible strings tug at their hearts.
But our love is not held
together by vows or by…Continue
I know you heard me
walking around here
saying the samething
for the last past five days!
You act like you don't hear me
when I'm talking all softly to you,
now that I'm yelling,
you seem amazed!
Then you start screamming and shouting,
calling me all kind'ah names,
before you start crying!
Don't do that ma, please..
THE DEADWILEY TRUTH
Would Dr. King be Disappointed?
By Eric M. Deadwiley
January 17, 2011
What would Dr. King say if he were resurrected today? I truly believe that he would be disappointed by the corruption, greed and inertia of the civil rights organizations today. Dr. King and other civil rights leaders fought tirelessly for blacks to have fair access to jobs, education and the freedom whites enjoyed. In the…Continue
Added by Eric M. Deadwiley on January 17, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments
I am continuing my online fiction serial called: The United States of Africa. I recently added Episode 7: Anansi's Ladder. The story is set in a futuristic Africa where an American saves the life of the President of Africa from evil doers who seek to stop Africans as they build a stairway to the stars.
You can follow the online story at: http://www.sbattle.com
African American writers have a…Continue
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Okay everyone... what am I blogging about today? Good question!
Well, how to play nice even when you're not feeling very nice. Sometimes, we are put in situations that require us to step above the non-sense circling in our minds. The nitpicking - finger pointing drama that we fall into more times than not. If you are able to set aside the jumble that crowds good reason than you will be ale to enjoy alot more events.
When majority over rules…Continue
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By Nate Spears
Warm and hydrated
Twist and turn my own bottle cap
Release the air;
Refreshing it is;
To quench your thirst,
I drink from success
I’m not believing;
Ended by strokes;
I won’t strike out,
From your heat
Or your smoke
As I take…
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July 1, 2010…