AAE Hosts Black Horror Art Show

The Afrikan Arts Ensemble at UCLA (AAE) coordinated a Black Horror Art Show this past Thursday. The event featured various art forms including photography, drawings, and live performances to name a few. I was able to sit down with members of AAE’s staff on Saturday to discuss their choice to have a horror exhibit, why they joined AAE, and the …

Sometimes I Cry, Sometimes I Smile

Sometimes I cry And sometimes, I smile   And, It’s been awhile Since I’ve cried But it’d be a lie If I told you I never crack a smile   And as the moon rises the night falls deep and so do I, falling uneasily to sleep settling in dreams That bring  visions to my eyes Forcing me to realize …

From Her Diary

We Hurt, We mask our pain in bed sheets Wanting to cover the scars We’ve tried applying make-up to. We Cry, Not knowing why Unattached to the reality of the sickness we have. So We Weep Running back and forth around the playground Only hoping our playmate is ideal- Like in our imagination. Yet We Take It, Loving them more …