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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Osayande Stands His Ground for Marissa Alexander

Listen to Ewuare X. Osayande at the “Standing Our Ground” Rally for Marissa Alexander Activist and poet Ewuare Osayande joined other speakers including Pam Africa at a speak-out/teach-in for Marissa Alexander, African American mother serving a 20 year sentence for defending herself without killing anyone in the same state (FL) that failed to arrest George …

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Ewuare Osayande and Amiri Baraka to Discuss Artistic Freedom at Vision Festival 17

Poet and activist Ewuare Osayande will appear alongside legendary poet icon Amiri Baraka and others for a discussion on the state of progressive and radical arts at Vision Festival 17 on Sunday, June 17, 2012. The panel “Freedom for Sale – Poets and Prophets” begins at 4 pm and concludes at 6 pm. Visions Festival …

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They Will Kill You

Copyright 2012 by Ewuare X. Osayande   they will kill you and say I’m sorry and expect your mother to forgive and forget she ever gave birth to you carried you in love for nine months endured labor and pushed you out with God’s might moving in her hips ever fed you life from her …

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