Last time I was spitting game It was about the captivity and shame That fueled a luxurious change to fame But still All black people are the same. Black culture is synonymous with swag, intelligence, beauty The swag we brought to the endless cotton that our hands plucked from fields The education we got from … More Still Black
EntityVerse is a literary-performance group based at Eastway Middle School in Charlotte, NC. Each week young artists craft stories and poems on topics ranging from race, gender, pop culture, to anything within their orbit. Most importantly the space is a sanctuary to unpack topics in a supportive environment. Over the course of five months, members … More Entity Verse, Volume 1: Generation Z
Beautiful Woman is a 9th grade South African student’s adaptation of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman. Over the past three months, Write to Live has directed its focus toward Girls Empowerment. A number of 9th grade girls have met to engage in conversations, activities and reflections surrounding self-love, sisterhood and career goals while still mastering English … More Beautiful Woman
South Africa’s Born-Frees – the first generation of Black South Africans to be born after the apartheid ended in ’94 – are coming of age. This generation knows the struggles of the past and continues the fight for justice whether through protesting unreasonable tuition or the ability to wear natural hair to school. They understand that with … More Thoughts of a Born-Free
Below is a skit written by 11th grader, Curtis Paige. He channels the concerns many people had coming into 2017 with the political climate that we had and are still dealing with. Check out the work of this young playwright. Curtis: Today is January. Feels like the month of sorrow Because I feel like these … More 2017
This young woman’s words from two summers ago are sounding mighty relevant. Check out Imani’s Spoken Word performance from the 2015 19th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals. Be safe out there, and be encouraged by the eloquence and honesty of our little ones!
Created By: Stephanie Rivera Stephanie Rivera is a proud Dominican and Puerto Rican 9th grader hailing from the Bronx, New York. Her hobbies consist of watching action-packed movies, specifically those based on comics. She also loves listening to music and is a huge rock fan. Her hopes for the future are to be happy with life … More LGBTQ Rights Are For Teens Too
By: Myalynn F 9th Grader, Bronx, NY Sexual assault is a problem that can scar a person for life. The book Thirteen Reasons Why discusses how it impacted the life of a teenage girl named Hannah. In the book she states that, “I kept my forehead against your shoulder, Marcus. There was your hand, on my knee. From out … More The Problem with Sexual Assault