Dominican Republic

Delicate women among palm trees. Overt locking eyes in Susho. Movin’ motorbikes to get across town. Irregular prices for tourists Nuisances selling anything palmed in hands. Instant gratification from a blazing sun. Corrupt government. Is this America too? Ain’t nobody focused on a brown foreigner. Never get used to cold showers. Radiant pride; flags waves…

Book Review – The January Children by Safia Elhillo

         The January Children by Safia Ehillo is a poetry collection that deals with the author’s woman, Muslim and Sudanese identity. Wait. It’s so much more than that. The title itself opens the reader to Sudanese history and culture. It represents her grandparents’ generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children…

Real Art Protest – Protest 101

You feel passion about an injustice? You realize a law is not a right? Step up and step into a situation to change. Here are a couple rules to play the political game. Rule 1 – Set a goal to spread awareness about an issue. Put pressure on those in power to make a specific…

Layers of Love – Like Us

We clicked like two fingers used to snap Your personality was a melody that made opposites attract The rhythm of your voice was in tuned with my heart You never spoke to the man But wooed the King in me from the start A small town girl dealing with an inner city brother You respected…