Activist.   Poet.   Essayist.   Publisher.   Educator.


“Passionate, evocative, insightful and always truthful, Osayande’s work stands as one of the best examples of prophetic criticism that speaks to the contemporary Africana urban experience and to anyone interested in the struggle for human liberation.”

Lewis Gordon
The Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought


“Ewuare Osayande’s workshops are rooted in history and fact, grounded in reality and truth. He is a powerful and dynamic speaker, and his words will linger in your head for days, weeks and – if you do the follow-up work that he recommends – the rest of your life.”

Kate Zaiden
The Student Environmental Action Coalition


“Ewuare Osayande is a burning voice of dissent speaking to us all about the gravest human issues of our times. Lucid, provocative, brave and urgent, Osayande stays true to the poet’s calling: the search for truth and the unbending advocacy of life.”

John Sankofa
The New York Amsterdam News

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Out of the backwoods of American history

comes a white riot

marching in folds of pigs’ skin …

Our history doesn't begin
on the auction block
The first to walk to talk to sing to write to dance
to fight
The blueprint of humanity
No chains could ever hold us down
Ours is a story of
freedom becoming.
#400Years #BlackLivesMatter #Project1619 #1619Project