Black is Beautiful

matchless beauty

history so strong cord folded over seven times

character so rich Solomon seeks wisdom

supernova smiles

feet crossed terrains flat and rocky

blues and browns and reds and yellows of every hue imaginable

standing on shoulders and promises



During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem draws inspiration from Stephen Bantu Biko, anti-apartheid revolutionary and Black consciousness advocate, who reminded us all that Black is Beautiful


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