“It’s easier to love myself in metaphor than fact
I know when the slam is over
when I am alone
staring at self naked in mirror
I still will not be able to say I love you to the reflection
for now I am a love poem being written
calluses scrawling into valentines
laugh lines mouthing “I love yous”
a work in progress”
— Jade Cho, Oakland
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Young, Gifted and Black drop their “Black Love” trailer from their recent trip to Ghana. Peep the video and spread it far + wide…
Tupac at age 17 reflecting on poverty, social (in)equality, education, gender roles and being a young person growing up in the United States.