new years rezzo
become the Sun
pop a consistent squat
build the foundation
honour the Land
“Love be a verb, son”
welcoming the abundance that beeeeen mine.
Sometimes you grab an extra lovely sage bundle and smudge your home to clear it of negative energy, other times you say yes to a weekend sleepover with The Kid’s Bestie and let their combined laughter do the same thing. -November 18th, 2016 As many of you know, I’m not working at the moment. …
“Not my monkeys, not my circus.”
my Aunt Barbara.
my momma’s best friend since 9th grade, and her guardian angel since 2014.
patron saint of cute shoes, betty boop and the refusal to take anybody’s shit.
“Ignore the ignorant, and the ignorance will fade”
“Find somebody you love, who loves you.”
Karen Ladson is a poet, performer, curator and youth mentor who takes great pride in using art to empower disenfranchised and underrepresented writers.
“Don’t worry bout the mule goin’ blind,… just hold the line.”
Maia Williams, also known as “Crown”, is executive assistant to many different businesses, artists, and events in the Metro Detroit area,as well as across the United States and abroad. Crown is also CEO and founder of Amonyet Enterprises, Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCAcon), Cooking Ciphers, The Cutaway, Black Speculative Arts Movement (co.founder), and Crown’s Royalties. AMONYET ENTERPRISES is an executive assistant, event coordinating, and mass promotion company. Small Businesses, Events, Marketing, Authors, Musicians, Spoken Word/Poets, Artists, and more. “My main objective of everything i do is to strengthen, build, protect, and grow. I instill those in each and every business, event, and project that i sign my name next to. Our people will only rise when we learn to stand up. In order for our community to grow, we must BE a community.” Executive Assistant, Event Coordinator, Comic-Con organizer, Chef, Jeweler, and more, she is a ‘sistah’ with many crowns, and takes the size and fit of each one seriously.
“Know when to hold and fold” (know when it’s time to open your mouth and when it’s best to keep quiet) “A hard head makes a soft ass” Me: it’s not fair! Mommy: “I never told you life was gonna be fair, now figure out what’s next” “Love comes from God. Don’t …
One Good Lung There, in a humble polis of copper skinned folk I watched a pair of old fools forge a bond in chain smoke. This was in the nadir of a nationwide exiling that banished all the other men from their houses and replaced them with a government stipend. Somehow, by either …
Quote from pops: “Do what you love but learn how to teach it too”
Grover D Easterling III is a poet and revolutionary currently living in Detroit, Michigan.
Game On “The game is on.” The phrasing is ambiguous. Basketball, baseball, hockey… the format matters less than the words; my father’s feeble attempt to find masculinity in his baby girl, to connect with the son he never had in the daughter that always wanted to please him. This is what love sounds like: …
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