UCLA Acquires Works of LA’s “Unofficial Poet Laureate”

Chrisauna Chery Archive

Photo via poets.org Recently, UCLA’s library archive celebrated the organizational efforts and arrival of works by Afrikan American writer Wanda Coleman, including her poetry and TV/Film screenplays. The campaign to bring Coleman’s work to UCLA was spearheaded by English PhD candidate Kim Calder. The intimate celebration featured anecdotes and readings of selected pieces by many of the event’s attendees. Guests …

A Response to White Student Union

Noelani Bailey Archive

We promote, protect, and serve the broad cultural, educational, and professional interests of students of Afrikan descent at UCLA as well as in the greater Afrikan community.   You PROMOTE micro-aggressions You PROTECT yourselves from knowing about your privilege You SERVE a people who are already satisfied while most of us get the scraps you waste. That is not a …

Submission: Doin’ the Most-Colonialism

Jabril Muhammad Archive

So I’m sitting in this workshop at this conference about how the N word and the B word impact male-female relationships within the Black community, and it’s getting pretty controversial. The facilitator is presenting a case on why we shouldn’t say it anymore, how it’s no different when we use it than when slave masters did. It was only a …

Poem: Darker Than Blue

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We people, who are darker than blue The evil man has evil plans to eliminate me and you! we people, who are darker than blue the evil man has evil plans to do evil things to us two Target bright Black women is what they do, break the connection between you two! To break the connection between woman and man! Pay HER more money so …

Poem: Untitled

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A nation that deals death by drone, jails its own, kills for sport, and sleeps asses in seats with a spectacle of courtroom reports can offer no fair retort to innocent lives cut short. Puppeteers will profiteer from fear the mass media exports and bloody hands will be wiped clean at beachside resorts. WAKE  up there’s never justice in kangaroo …