“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.” … More “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 … More #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”