Renea 5:16

for my late mother   confess                       WE                                  the your              … Continued

African American Rhetoric

To the question                          Would America be America                          without Christopher Columbus? I answer knowing that the question … Continued

Little Girl Red

for Black Wall Street    Sit down and count your fires What have you said? They want him dead Sit down Count your many fires You quarrelsome little girl red Sit down and count the buildings Burning for you It’s … Continued

Dear America

Diversity and inclusion are two vastly different things But diversity won’t reign supreme so long as inclusion is but a dream You see, diversity gets me in the door but inclusion demands more It demands that my voice be heard … Continued

Because

for all mothers We Because You You Because We All Because Love  

You, Too

after Langston Hughes   You, too, write America. You are the darker storyteller. They don’t honor you, ‘Cause they refuse to see you. But after failing To correct their vision, They go blind. Tomorrow, You’ll shed light On who you … Continued

Pride Inside Their Tears

for A Tribe Called LGBTQ   As the wind cried fair game they grinned from ear to ear without a neat or fear of things far & near The earth loved them the same but they knew not of this … Continued

Giant Steps

Raises holy hell at any expense Uses religion as a pretense Long lost and so far gone Always fearing the unknown Denying everyone recompense Dreams of a white picket fence Sees love as dollars and cents Heart of nickel-plated gold … Continued

Queen

for Miss Black Tulsa 2018   Born a lamb in the Year of the Dragon, destined to fly high yet raised a caged bird, singing songs in A minor, pulled wagon for the dough, not for the ‘Gram, hummingbird eloquence, a … Continued