Poetic Friday–Reasons

Hi Fam, I have decided to dedicate Fridays to poetry; so check back frequently to read my poems and other writings. ReasonsBy DeShuna Spencer I write to survive. My poetic flow gives me the will to stay alive in this world that is slowly decaying ever day around me; its beauty and innocence are cracking […]

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Tragedy Has No Color

The tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16 has turned our attention away from race and reminded us that America is not just black and white, and that tragedy is colorblind. We are made up of some many different  hues. We have many cultural backgrounds and worship anyway that we please. Anyone […]

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DeShuna’s Quest

I think there comes a time in most people’s lives when they feel God nudging them to do more, to say be and to be more. As I near the end of my 20s, I feel that now is my time to do something grand. I’m not exactly sure what it will be because I […]

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Is A Hoe A Hoe?

Michael Richards must be letting out a big sigh of relief. He is no longer the lone white racist who spews incorrect comments at the expense of Black folks. And once again, after a white man has said inappropriate comments, the finger has been pointed back at Black American. And that is a good thing. […]

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Yearning to Learn

For the past few months, the youth at my church have interviewed seniors and discussed their lives during service. One of the most interesting observations while listening to these oral histories was each senior’s extraordinary desire to receive an education. Most of the seniors were blessed to be able to attend high school and college. […]

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