“I live in a small town
Where standing out is uncommon
Sometimes not even safe
There are always parking spaces
Yet there’s not always room for love”
We are in a millennial civil rights movement, and “Black Panther” will go down in history as coming at the perfect time.
“When you govern this nation, You govern the PEOPLE. Keep belittling us and we’re going to rise up higher than your ego.”
Maya Martin talked with poet Clementine von Radics about
To that Black Girl. You are not ugly, you are just broke. Those celebrities wouldn’t be nothing without those clothes, makeup, and implants. Your future husband is going to love you, girl.
VOX alum Caliph Riley III shares a poem from his new book, “Tongue The Trigga.”
This week’s VOX Teen Poetry piece comes from Avanti who asks, “If purity is crushed so easily, Are there any good souls left in this world?”
“When I have a daughter I will teach her, her importance and her worth, And that she has every right to hold any field on the face of the earth”
Our very own Ogechi Ofodu has some poetic advice for all of the little black boys living in America: Run.
VOX contributor Alia Samone’s latest poem reminds us of Billie Holliday’s haunting song.