“My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]

Chills ran up my spine. Goosebumps formed on my arms. Minor tears in the back of my eyes wanted to come forward. My eyes fixated on the screen until the end. I felt all of this as I watched poets Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad perform their stirringly honest poem “To Be Black And Woman and Alive.” It was recently selected as a part of the 2015 College … Continue reading “My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]

#FBF VIDEO BOX: “The Giving Tree” Animated Cartoon, the Jam Of the Day: Pink’s “Ur + Ur Hand” And Alysia Harris Performs “Depth Over Distance”

 “The Giving Tree” Animated Cartoon Shel Silverstein‘s literary landmark The Giving Tree was released in 1964. Since its publication, the children’s book has been a source of debate in whether it leaves children with a good or warped perception of what is means to give and receive. In 1973, the then 11-year-old book got the animated short treatment with the author himself narrating the film. Jam Of … Continue reading #FBF VIDEO BOX: “The Giving Tree” Animated Cartoon, the Jam Of the Day: Pink’s “Ur + Ur Hand” And Alysia Harris Performs “Depth Over Distance”

Spoken Word Monday: “A Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems” by Rutgers University [VIDEO] #YesAllWomen

Performed at Rutgers University by Justice Hehir, Lindsey Michelle Williams, Kate Thomas, and Lillie Hannon. Learn more about this poetry team at: https://www.facebook.com/ruslamteam Video by Lindsey Michelle. Continue reading Spoken Word Monday: “A Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems” by Rutgers University [VIDEO] #YesAllWomen