FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF

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FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF

FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW WAS NOT ENUFF, BY DIRIYE OSMAN There’s a revelatory Lauryn Hill song called “Little Boys” , in which she sings, “What happens to young men/ Disappointed once again/ When they find out they’re not supposed to grow?/ Do their lives become a lie?/ Should they […]

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Coming through the door We feel with and through our bodies But cannot see with our eyes Transitions Herbs, insense A healer needed to cross the water Slaughter a chicken for the Gods Silver coins and a clay pot Sweet taste of salt Sweet smell of dates Black seed oil, with white sand Islamic scriptures, […]

Black Queer Folk Make Magic .

Black Queer Folk Make Magic .

“Haven’t we loved and lost?  Haven’t we been here and been queer?” In 2013, though black men loving black men is still a revolutionary act it also remains a dangerous act.  There is no freedom without revolution and no revolution without danger. Danger in belonging to yourself. And we will not hide. We grieve those […]

Circles of Grace

Circles of Grace

“The nature of Vodou is a bit like jazz : a negotiated conversation improvised between ourselves and telluric forces, variations of a theme.  We are free inside a bound framework.”   Fragment of Bones Inside the “Circles of Grace” are the Lwa………. “Circles of Grace” ©Sokari Ekine 2018 HAITI: In honour of the 300,000 souls who […]

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Lost imagination. This is the scariest thing that has happened to me, scarier than cancer. It’s death I thought I had lost my imagination then I found it because I read this and I breathed “One of the most powerful modes of black belonging is metaphorized in the body’s sway under spirit possession”.  [ Nadia Ellis […]

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