Stand Our Ground: New Global Poetry Anthology Raising Funds for Justice!

Title: Stand Our Ground:Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander Publisher: FreedomSeed Press (Philadelphia, PA) Paperback, 272 pages Publication Date: April 22, 2013  ORDER NOW! $25.00 All proceeds will be shared with the families of Martin and Alexander to aid in their respective pursuits of justice. READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK! For more information …

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Still Chained: Django, Tarantino and the Exploitation of Black History

by Ewuare X. Osayande I am not a fan of Quentin Tarantino or his movies. I find his treatment of race, gender and class issues trivial and demeaning, lacking any depth whatsoever. He is a member of a generation of white men who were weaned on a version of Blackness that was served from the …

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Mary’s Insurgent Song

After all that has been done over the centuries to suppress the revolutionary message and mission of the one known as Jesus, the insurgent song of Mary his mother remains etched in the gospel for all with eyes to see and ears to hear.  Beginning at Luke 1:46 …              …

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Psalms for Palestine

  by Ewuare X. Osayande   Netanyahu, your flag may bear  the star of David but the Palestinian people bear his spirit; twirling freedom’s slingshot hurling the bleeding stones of their defiance   in the face of your iron-clad Goliath.                          

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Why I am Voting in This Election

by Ewuare X. Osayande Because I believe in a woman’s right to choose; Because I believe in equal pay for equal work; Because I believe that rape is rape and that a man should never be in a position to determine whether the rape of a woman is ever legitimate; Because I believe that a …

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More than Gold – Poem for Gabrielle Douglas

by Ewuare X. Osayande   your world was as wide as the palm of your hand oblivion on either side you trained past bruises and pain refused defeat mastering unforgiving bars and beams of wood   sashaying like a young Katherine Dunham a geometry of poise and grace somersaulting into the record books rewriting history …

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The Adidas Controversy: Wage Slavery and the Shackling of Black Youth

by Ewuare X. Osayande When I first saw the photo of the Adidas sneaker JS Roundhouse Mid online, I thought it was a crude meme or somebody’s idea of a bad joke. It was very hard for me to take seriously. What corporation would place such a product on the market? And why? Then I …

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Marissa Alexander Offers Support and Encouragement to Stand Our Ground!

In a hand-written letter dated June 21, 2012, Marissa Alexander, African American mother unjustly serving a 20 year sentence for defending herself in Florida, extends her support and appreciation to Ewuare X. Osayande, creator and editor of Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, a project that seeks to raise $50,000 to …

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BOOK SEEKS TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR TRAYVON MARTIN AND MARISSA ALEXANDER CASES

STAND OUR GROUND: POEMS FOR TRAYVON MARTIN & MARISSA ALEXANDER The Mission: 1. Raise Funds Raise $10,000 to publish the book. This will enable us to print 3,000 copies of the book. Raise $50,000 from sale of the book. All the proceeds will go to both families to aid in their pursuit for justice. Your …

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Free Marissa Alexander: The Failure of Black Leadership and the Challenge of this Generation

by Ewuare X. Osayande Right now in Florida there is a person serving a 20 year sentence that claimed the controversial Stand Your Ground law as defense. No, I am not referring to George Zimmerman, who is yet to stand trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, who remained free without charge until a national …

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