week nineteen

I love us. So much. I am a cheerleader of many great women (in “real” life and digitally) and truly desire to see us win. If you and your circles are not exchanging love, patience, empathy, ideas, honesty, support, laughter, encouragement and overall beautiful, positive energy, you, my sister, are sitting with the wrong crowd. […]

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A Request — MikiAshanti (a poetry share/repost)

Is it wrong To want to be surrounded by melanin Drowned in an ocean of blackness To be so happy that you don’t even Want to reach the surface To see yourself echoed in everything To feel your life truly begin Is that too much to ask for I think not I’m not asking […]

Happy Monday, y’all! Please give the poet some love via A Request — MikiAshanti

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big like you: a poetry share

My big sister said she wants to be more like me. A bigger voice. A taller presence. Sis, don’t discount what it took to get me here. And don’t write off the agony you endured being completely broken down only to be rebuilt to his exact likings. Not to compare or put levels on life’s […]

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Black Every Friday

blackloveJust cuz we don’t see nearly Black love on tv shows or in commercials or in movies or in magazines or on magazine covers or in online ads or on talk shows or in songs or in music videos or on billboards …..blkids“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”-James Baldwin

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black love“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

blacklove3blacklove2“To return to love, to get the love we always wanted but never had, to have the love we want but are not prepared to give, we seek romantic relationships. We believe these relationships, more than any other, will rescue and redeem us. True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption.bl

Love saves us only if we want to be saved.”-Bell Hooksbl2“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.”-Lena Horne

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