Alek Wek

Bald and black Beautiful and unblemished How the cradle of the Nile Spawned a beauty so breathtaking Who became a muse to a million eyes, Who gazed at Africa with reflection. And from the basin of the Nile There rose a black pearl, As vividly Negro as any African was, And still burned a million … Continue reading Alek Wek

Black Pride

You have your roots To the Mandinka tribe in Gambia Chained by the white man, ferried by ship Made to work in a cotton farm for a lowly existence as a slave. And now, you see black pride Everywhere you look. The barber shops, The board rooms, poet laureates, Basketball courts, stages of song and … Continue reading Black Pride