Rewind. Replay. Relax.

Whaddup Peeps? A week or so ago I had the opportunity to be on Poets in Pajamas, a Reading Series, hosted by Sundress Publications, that connects readers and writers around the world. What happened? About 20 minutes of poetry from #TheBluesCryForARevolution and 10 minutes of questions and answers. Between all of that, the comments were…

Ra’s Village Is Still Needed

Hey Peeps, If you’re reading this blog post you’re one of the few people who are subscribed exclusively to rashaunjallen.com. I consider you all my first and oldest writing supporters. This blog has existed, evolved, and at sometimes stalled since 2015, but with 50 posts in its a site to behold. And guess what, I…

My Pop-Up Shop Is Open

  Peeps, I was ready, willing, and able to go to The Book House of Stuyvesant and Arts Letters & Numbers in Albany, NY two weeks ago and The Bronx Book Fair this coming May. But unfortunately all three events were postponed. And it sucks. Why? Not because I’m not able to sell books and share…

Thank You!!!

  “Thank You!” Between the video and acknowledgments section of The Blues Cry For A Revolution there’s always more room to give props. Why? There are countless family, frat, and friends who poured into me. Whether it was opening y’all homes for me during my return to the states or freeing up an ear or…

The Blues Cry For A Revolution is Live

  Award-winning Poet and Writer, Rashaun J. Allen’s The Blues Cry For A Revolution is a poetry collection that navigates systemic oppression black victims, watchers, and resisters face in the United States. The versatile collection serves not only as a voice for those who have suffered and a mirror to those who ignore reality, but…

Music Review – Self Care

“Sitting at home / trying to figure out what to do with all of these emotions / cause I’m alone going through the motions,” are the opening bars to Self Care a nine-song, 34-minute hip-hop / rap album Josué “JQ” Quiñones recently released. From when I met JQ at my LB’s birthday bash and up…

7 Generations – The Berry Don’ Drop too Far

When Miss Harriet Pierce asked me, “Would you like to do a presentation on your genealogy research in March?” I had no idea how my research would develop. I had only been a week or two settled in Barbados and eager to make use of three things: my great-grandma Irene Trumpet nee DePeiza’s marriage and…

7 Generations – My Foundation

“Why you never bought a house?” I said to Granddad one day on a college school break. He didn’t get offended. Nor did he shift his posture, remote in hand, sitting up watching jeopardy to turn to me on the other end of his full-size bed. Instead, he chuckled. Charles E. Hunnicutt, my maternal granddad…