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Posted May 17th, 2013 by in Blog, Poetry, Spirituality

Be silent. Strong. Wail at the top of your lungs Be cool. Be fly. Scream for your twisted insides Be faithful. Prayerful. Wade in the river of regret Give in. Give up. Do whatever the eff you want.

How I Became Known as a Nutjob
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How I Became Known as a Nutjob

Posted May 4th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Spirituality

My African family and old friends have spent years worrying about me, praying to God to release whatever hold made me suddenly passionate about black revolutionary thought.  Asking among themselves whether and how to send me to a mental hospital, asking me if I was “okay.”   I was 21 years old when my boyfriend […]

How I Got My Green Card
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How I Got My Green Card

Posted April 30th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Spirituality

I don’t usually do this, but I think it’s important to begin to share my testimonies more. I’m part of a living church where things really do happen, change is evident in the lives of the members, accelerated favor, blessings, success is visible in our lives with no dispute. The immigration debate is hot, and […]

Futuristic News Network
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Futuristic News Network

Posted April 27th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Celevolution, Fiction, Writing

It’s 2015 and hundreds of political prisoners have escaped from maximum security prisons across the US with the help of a former Black panther turned chemist turned pastor who preached in their prisons. The ex-prisoners form a band and come under the pastors tutelage, hiding in the mountains of Alaska for one year. They emerge […]

Why He Won’t Marry You
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Why He Won’t Marry You

Posted April 25th, 2013 by in Articles, Blog, Spirituality, Womanism

For me and for you… by Heather Lindsey So, I’ve seen so many worldly blogs and articles on this subject, I figured I would clear it all up and talk to you like your sister in Christ. Maybe you’re single, or dating someone and you want to get married. But homeboy is taking forever. Your […]

Relationship Status – Part I
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Relationship Status – Part I

Posted April 18th, 2013 by in Blog, Love, Poetry

***My third full poem for National Poetry Month. Check out the stream of haikus on my twitter feed ******POEM****** A friend is not a friend until she’s watched you bury hatchets and nursed you back from death Pulling you back from the brink Insisting that you live And breathe one more day Dancing with your […]

My First Time Performing in Philly at the Ijustmetme Relationship Series
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My First Time Performing in Philly at the Ijustmetme Relationship Series

Posted April 9th, 2013 by in Blog, Poetry

“Find me a love transcending the abuses of my history Erasing all my tragedies Find me a love that speaks beyond bodies and lips Massaging swollen blackened hearts Removing foul spirits from the hearts of the poor Demanding fair return from the one it’s given to…” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFNjymEGcsw&w=560&h=315]

Grasping
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Grasping

Posted April 4th, 2013 by in Blog, Health & Vitality, Poetry

Grasping air, It slips slyly through fingers First like the slippery grasp of overripe mango flesh Then like air Youth slips away from me like air Through my fingers It can be slow In the cloudy descent of fatigue Or speedy like the racecar of disappointment knocking the wind out of me Fallen follicles And […]

Hold Your Head Up
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Hold Your Head Up

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by in Blog, Poetry

First draft, first full poem from National Poetry Month /// Hold your head up, kiss the sky When they threaten to rape you with their eyes With their lies With those economic ties Hold your head on high When their sanctions Threaten your existence, Your revolutions When they keep you locked in 1960 Walk with […]