Let us recognize the life & contributions of Malcolm X, born May 19, 1925. Reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X in 10th Grade was my first detailed insight into the militant leader's life. Like many young afrocentric youth in the America's, the teachings of El Hajj Malik Shabazz led me to explore religious principles outside of Europeanized Christianity.
Writer and playwright, Lorraine Hansberry was also born on this day. This information came to me fresh by way of my favorite newsletter, mentioned below. "Netsanett Ahun" (the title) was taken from a page in Hansberry's posthumous, To Be Young Black and Gifted.
eye rip raps; on same microphones poetry.
eye balance formality with artistic integrity.
eye close deals, book shows, then pen prose.
eye cook meals before heading to post bills .
eye read to the youth; record to the beat.
eye flow, consult, lecture, teach & speak.
eye blog & tweet; send messages to senders.
eye fool to the internet; slave to lender.
eye write for the love.
eye fight for the write.
eye am a writer.