Solange Poem

Speakers off tonight Turn off your headlights tonight Don’t drive the road to slow Don’t look too close tonight My body is a vessel for stories When I was little Every night before bed my mother would read me Myths and legends hailing from West Africa The adventures of Anansi Stories of little girls and…

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Loving When It’s Convenient

Community is just as much identity as faith, labor, and empathy, and the recognition that these pieces are inextricably connected is terrifying. When we draw from our past experiences, we are able to see a pathway towards change for all of us. That includes loving and loving fiercely, and loving not just in times of…

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The Overuse of the Interlude is Here

by Ashia Ajani On November 4th, Alicia Keys released her new album Here, which combines narrative and song to create a somewhat new sound that hearkens back to old school Alicia Keys with the early 2000s cornrows when she knew the limitations of her vocal range. Since this has been the year of Black women…

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Publicizing My Business

by Ashia Ajani Anonymous Tumblr user sends a question to user “cantcolonizethispussy” along the lines of : “Hello, I am Indian and I’m a lesbian. I was wondering how you came out to your parents? I’m so scared.” Cantcolonizethispussy responds something along the lines of: “LOL you think I’ve come out to my parents? I’m…

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“Unnamed Poem”

by Ryan Wilson (Staff Writer) “Unnamed Poem” It’s hard to love the world When you’ve never loved yourself When you’ve been taught never to love yourself They wanted to contain our hearts So they planted us in small pots So our compassion may know boundaries And call those borders the world They told us to…

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