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Power Poetry — Inspired by Independence Day

‘Sit Down, Be Humble’: Black Women’s Default Position

A lifelong litany of demands and commands called out and quickly ignored

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I want to be crystal clear — this is not a sneer or implication that the beautiful and brilliant, Pulitzer prize winning Kendrick Lamar ever uttered these…




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Teressa P.

Teressa P.

Writer, matriarch, educator & advocate with bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, Illumination, Creators Hub, etc. Community Builder #FoodieFridays

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