Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Am I a racist? I belong to a society that is dominated by white culture, and I think we can admit it is riddled with systemic racism. But does that make me a racist? If I agree with the label of racist that well-meaning people want to place on me just because I am...
Poet’s Corner – Poetry with Purpose – Black Boots by Lawrence JW Cooper

Poet’s Corner – Poetry with Purpose – Black Boots by Lawrence JW Cooper

Poetry with Purpose Systemic Racism Robin DiAngelo, a well known white speaker on antiracism, coined the phrase white fragility to describe the role we whites unconsciously play in systemic racism. During her workshops, she poses the question, “How has racism shaped...
Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Poetry Presentation – I Believe In My Life’s Purpose

My work is just an extension of who I am: my skills, talents, hopes, and dreams. I have to make a conscious effort to believe that I am important and that the work I do is important, and then I have to give myself permission to be proud of who I am and proud of what I...
Poet’s Corner – Friends by Lawrence JW Cooper

Poet’s Corner – Friends by Lawrence JW Cooper

My friend, though we are apart in the now, we are eternally together in the past and the past is our present. It is a part of us locked into the patterns of our brains. Whenever I feel sorrow or regret, you are here to comfort me with just a thought, something you...
Poetry Presentation – I Believe in What I Do

Poetry Presentation – I Believe in What I Do

I believe that this life is not just a random occurrence in a sea of chaos. There seems to be a pattern, a master plan, an intelligence, where all energy and matter survives and thrives according to universal laws. I believe that the energy that is in me, the energy...