Reading the Combahee River Statement pt. 1

This is a “Weekly Spotlight” feature piece The genesis of Contemporary Black Feminism We would like to affirm that we find our origins in the historical reality of Afro-American women’s continuous life-and-death struggle for survival and liberation … There is undeniably a personal genesis for Black Feminism, that is, the political realization that comes from […]

Through my mother’s eyes

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece All my dreams and hopesU ripped from my chest and squished them between your fingersWhen I told you noEven dared to question your authority, which u didn’t likeSo to keep me thereFolding under the pressure of race men and their forceful politicsU tied a short leash […]

Careless (tentatively)

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece Why are lovers so careless with meSo oblivious to my feelingsAnd sensitivities Like my words lessen in power when fallingOn their earsAnd I’m wrong for hearing the full vibrato Of what another’s got to sayI never was fondOf being treated like a—A afterthought and/or a tag-a-longIdling […]

Dreams

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece Can’t I be found in the dew-soaked grassOf my own open plainsWildflowers and yellow rosesStretched as far as the horizonSun gleaming on my black armsAnd big, country houseNot a lynched bodyHung from the low branches of a poplar treeOr blooded fields of cottonDrying the soil of […]