PRESS PHOTOS FOR LINK... POEM: "Color Me Pained" PENNED BY: Author Debbie M. Allen EXCERPT: "White… Couldn’t even hear me through all the echoes It evaporated my cells Left my mental Jell-O Helloooooo… Choices poised against Societal structures I was the voice but I failed the puncture Resurrected duped, washed out in ill function…" PRESS PHOTO TO READ MORE!

POEM: "A Strong Man" Penned by: Lyricist Shawn Stare Excerpt: "I Rep for da PowerLess! Teach thru deez bars in da scarz dat my grandfather hands had cotton picked A Strong Man iz a Lost figure in deez shattered homes Can’t you hear da tears CRYING OUT LOUD in our poems??? 1 time fo’ Yo Mind, Let it run through ya dome Brothaz hurt! angry, distant, n alone Search n Comb Earth For a supplement of daddy not bein’ there Lookin’ for dat Love out on da street elsewhere..." PRESS PHOTO TO READ MORE>>>

POEM: "My Father Named Me Poetry" Penned by: Poetess Faye Ealy Excerpt: "My Father named me Poetry:I often wondered, why the leaves on the trees seem to always speak to me, and when people smiled at me I heard a song.I often wondered why I came to love the sound of a train whistle in the still of the night and off in the distance I saw the white train smoke painting blues notes against the starlit midnight blue night. “then I became the sound of Midnight blues”. Seeing the reflection of my soul on the face of the moon was neither a stranger to me..." PRESS PHOTO TO READ MORE...