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suicide note to frantz fanon

& when i did become this pale non-reflection of myself when did i slip into the suit you brought with you discarding myself to fit inside not be left on the margin bleeding and dying like the naked savages you … Continue reading

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The Importance of August Wilson to American Theater

August Wilson is a playwright. In my opinion he is the most important American playwright of the 20th century.  His work the Century Cycle is the most expansive chronicle of American life in  the history of American theater. His tale of America … Continue reading

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Happy Cul-du-Sac: A personal deconstruction of North American Holidays.

I do believe in the New Year. I like how it involves reflection, resolutions and comes with a clean slate like the turning of a page. My birthday is January 4th so the Year for me personally really begins then. This is all very personal. But I don’t think I am alone in the generality of repurposing American Holidays by North American Africans. Continue reading

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A Song of August Wilson or The Lion’s Roar, Parts 1, 2 and 3.

There is no return from this baptism by Wilson. Nothing will ever be the same again. I have been caught by the piper. I follow the roar of the lion.
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In the Valley

I am of the Valley. It is my home. That hard spot next to the rock is my reference point. It is from this point I greet the sun and the things that walk in my night. It is from this perspective that I tilt my head to capture the sound of God’s voice. It is from this vantage point I strive for justice. Continue reading

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Light–A 2011 New Year’s Wish

the better to see my dears open doors and third eye windows clean closets and soul remove spider webs from heads and hearts unwrap fears and fly (From Allegories of Altars, We Inhale Press, 2008)

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That New Millennium Dime, Money, Installment 17

/money/ man made/not god given/god gives/man sells/ cant own nothing/didnt bring nothing with him/cant take nothing with him/god gave/god gave nature/nature gives/man sells/cant take nothing with him/not even the money/man made/ u only take what u brought /cant take the … Continue reading

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