Equal To

Originally posted in January of 2019 They found him swaying in the wind with his toes barely touching the ground. His face bloated from the hemp cutting into his neck. The smell of urine is strong where it stains the ground beneath him. With the thirteen loops, the noose was =(equal to) justice for one…

Greater Than

Originally posted in December of 2018 We are > (greater than) our circumstances. We are > (greater than) the disparities that have us at each other’s throats. This isn’t mathematical or maybe it should be to make more sense to you. If you do not recognize that having a negative perspective on life will lessen…

Less Than

Originally posted in December of 2018 Do you think any less of what I say because I speak from behind bars? I’ve learned to wade through the river of the past atrocities done to my people. I now reek of the residual effects of slavery, lynching, Jim Crowism, and Affirmative Action. There have been nothing but casualties…

Black Evolution

Originally published in March of 2019 Before I was African, I was Black. Before I was black I was man. I lived to give my family, my people what was needed to survive. I fought for family and died for family. I woke early to hunt, to feed my people. I loved and made love…

Whispers of a Dead Man

Originally posted January 2019 I am a perpetrator of, a victim in cultural genocide. This is where many of my people linger attempting to savor the dying embers of a dream that slowly erodes into a nightmare. I am the living dead. Defeatism has breathed its rancid breath into this hollowed organ, extinguishing all hope…

Apologies

Dispatcher: Attention all units, there has been a robbery committed on 55th and Grace Lane, be advised: suspect is a black male, dark sweater, and blue jeans. Hgt. 5-10 to 6 feet, estimated weight at 175-200 lbs. Between the ages of 18- and 25. Proceed with caution, suspect may be armed and dangerous. I repeat suspect may be…

Breathe For Them

As the fires rage across this nation revealing blatant evidence of the charred husk of ideologies that have marked inequality, social injustice, and racial disparities – exposing generations of genocide wrought on African Americans – I hear and see three words of desperation repeated by this nation: I Can’t Breathe. In three words George Floyd…

Live your life like…

1.You have nothing to prove: You have nothing to prove to anyone, you’ve accepted the person that you are meant to be. Whoever you are, be that to the best of your ability. IF you are honest with yourself, secure in yourself, and have an understanding of self, then what do you have to prove?…

What they didn’t tell ya

Isolation, solitude, the difference is one is forced and the other self-induced. Blinded by cultural norms, performing abnormal acts, substituting desires for needs, wants for necessity. Here violence is the answer to all problems. Lash out first or you become the victim of another person’s perpetual pains. Enveloped by chaos, finding order in the madness.…