Tiana Marie Ford

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This beautiful sista is Tiana Marie Ford.  Ford is a poet and speaker.  She is on Instagram and on YouTube.  She delivers some captivating poems that really move you.  The video(below) is one of my favorites.

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Jamila Woods- VRY BLK

Happy New Year family!  I hope everyone has a prosperous 2017.  I thought some good music would be a great way to start off the new year.  I like this new artist Jamila Woods.  She’s been creating a lot of buzz since last year.  I love this song VRY BLK.  It’s very catchy and a great theme for this blog.  Here’s a little back story on Jamila.

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), was inspired by a Toni Morisson quote & features a Pushcart-nominated poem about Frida Kahlo. Her poetry is included in the anthologies The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015), Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (2014), and The UnCommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning & Living (2013).

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Jamila is also a vocalist & songwriter, focusing primarily on soul/hip-hop centered music. Her musical lineage includes Erykah Badu, Imogen Heap, Kirk Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar. Raised in her church choir, Jamila’s musical aesthetic involves choral layering in addition to the hip-hop tradition of sampling & allusions. Her work with her band, M&O (fka Milo & Otis) has been featured by Okayplayer, Spin, JET and Ebony Magazine.

Jamila is currently the Associate Artistic Director of non-profit youth organization Young Chicago Authors, where she helps organize Louder Than A Bomb (the largest poetry festival in the world), designs curriculum for Chicago Public Schools, and teaches poetry to young people throughout the city.

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No this is not a supermodel.lol This is actually Jamila,a fellow blogger. She lives way out in Paris. And takes great photos of nature.She really has a great way with words. She writes some amazing poems on her blog. Many of them are very touching and really moves your spirit. It’s always nice to chat with her. This is from her bio:
“At this point in my life I am experiencing a rapid spiritual awakening that is involving a merger between my Masculine and Feminine Divine energies. These potent written words are Divine channels from Divine Source meant to aid in my awakening process. I want to share them with you in the knowing that my experience may be relatable and/or inspiring to the hearts of those that read. The words can be use to trigger, meditate upon, or simply enjoy with lightheartedness. A small gift that I am called to give in these rapid times of unfolding and beautiful evolution are these sacred words from the realms of Light. Please enjoy!”

Be sure to check out her blog. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
http://puritywaves.wordpress.com/page/2/

Sunny Delyte

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This is the beautiful Sunny Delyte. She’s a real cool sista with a great sense of humor. She has funny topics on her blog but also deals with serious issues too. This is from her bio:
Let me welcome and thank you for even gracing my site with your presence. Everyone calls me Sunny D.
I’m a poet/writer/blogger. I started writing in my 9th grade year of high school to help deal with anger issues. I enjoy writing or reading all kinds of different things. I write poetry mainly but writing period gives me joy.
I was told a blog would be a good thing for me to release all these crazy thoughts in my head. I mean maybe I’m not the only person that thinks like me. I love being able to express my thoughts about life issue. People say when I write poetry you can feel. Meaning you can feel my emotions in my words. I guess that’s a good thing. LOL.
I hope you can appreciate the things that I write. I look forward to your feedback. So please don’t be shy. Thank you for taking the time out to get to know a little about me.
Be sure to check out her blog: http://sunnydelyte21.wordpress.com/