Thursday, April 1, 2021

 APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!


It's the 4th annual April Is National Poetry Month Celebration! 30 days of celebrating Black Revolutionary Poets. Normally, I would begin by paying homage to Langston Hughes. Not this year. This is the year of the Big Black Cat! Previously, I have featured MANY of these Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters poems, Assata Shakur, Ericka Huggins, Marvin X, Afeni Shakur, Zayd Malik Shakur, Sonia Sanchez, Eunice Saunders, the list goes on.


Before Black Lives Matter. These Brothers and Sisters were vocal about excessive PIG force and the senseless killings of unarmed BLACK men, the ZOODICIAL SYSTEM, and the RACISM within americkkka. There was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.


Every day for the month of April, I will post a Panther poem written by a former Black Panther Party member or someone that was closely affiliated.


WARNING: SOME OF THESE POEMS CONTAIN EXPLETIVES: Pigs, whitey, F-bomb's, the n-word, etc.


BEFORE I BEGIN:

I want to give an honorable mention to DIANE di PRIMA.

A Poet, an Author, and Political Activist. A Sister in the Struggle for Black Liberation and contributor of the Black Panther Party Intercommunal News Service that featured many of her badass Revolutionary Letter # poems. A former member of THE WHITE PANTHER PARTY. REST IN PEACE!


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