A role model, guide, an angel. The person that has had the most influence on my life is, my mother.
VOX ATL contributor Vincent shares his latest poem.
Taken from our open mic earlier this year, Josiah McGhee performs his piece “Forced To Remember.”
VOX ATL contributor Vincent Batts shares his most recent poem “The Cycle.”
“The names you give me are based off of your stereotype of what you think I should be. You can’t figure out what I am. You tar and feather me, Black tar White feathers.”
“R.I.P. to your burst bubble
Before, you thought we were trouble
This movie dragged us out the rubble
And had you colonizers seeing double.”
We are in a millennial civil rights movement, and “Black Panther” will go down in history as coming at the perfect time.
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.
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?”