It’s the year of the light-skinned! No wait, the era of the dark-skinned! PLEASE let’s all agree that Black has always been beautiful Your recent pride does not make it… fashionable. Black is not a trend and cannot be emulated or retroactively acquired by anyone. Though, acknowledge that my attire and hair IS fashionable. Thank …

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Anxiety ransomed me because of Nikki Giovanni I got a book once black girl, nappy-headed and shy unsure of my identity feeling like society’s mistress conveniently in the dark but pleasing so, I got a book a poetry book full of Nikki Giovanni’s poems, no scratch that full of Nikki Giovanni’s soul, and I fell …

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Oh, say can you see? American beauty No, this is not televised unlike Harlem Blacks are not sacrificially looking for liberation But just in case, how white’s your skin? No, this is not civilized unlike the Harlem Blacks are not vigilantly looking for assimilation. But just in case, how black’s your skin? We know everything …

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You see the dark and expect darkness believing the black is the pure absence of light My heart breaks in your darkness my brothers and my sisters fading in your light I am the dark and accept my darkness knowing the black is complete absorption of light My heart aches in my darkness oppressed in …

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And then he told me that he did not see me as black but as a beautiful woman and that race didn’t matter. The last time that he ever spoke. Because what I said was… Just because you find yourself saying that all these random colors are a part of the rainbow, you don’t even …

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