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BAME (Black And Minority Ethnic) free topic contest

Ahavati
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Tallen said:

i've always identified more with my Okinawan side than the European-mutt side and so maybe i will enter............

thank You  


Aho!

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Tallen said:

i've always identified more with my Okinawan side than the European-mutt side and so maybe i will enter............

thank You  


you're welcome and remember its free topic, so whatever moves you to write x

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[ BLM ] NOW or NEVER

   
Gettin our Chuck D. caps on      
That's right—    
it's NOW or NEVER      
because Black Lives Matter      
     
Gettin our Chuck D. caps on      
That's right—
it's now or never      
Time to take it cyberways to the      
street      
     
where we'd meet      
but you wanna sit there      
at your pc in despair      
throw your hands up in the air      
of wallowed dissed belief      
     
Can ya hear us?      
in the virtual town square      
shouting, Here we are!      
yelling WE CARE!      
     
declaring BLACK LIVES MATTER      
     
Does it not bring you a measure of      
relief?      
     
Or have you given up on solidarity      
fighting the White Powers! that be      
because of clowns with Internet memes      
kneeing the neck of all your dreams      
with faux blown out their asses      
Facebook chatter tryna drown you out      
     
Fuck! That shit right here      
is what we're talkin about      
     
Time to get your Chuck D. cap on      
That's right—    
It's now or never      
because Black Lives Matter      
     
Time to get your Chuck D. cap on      
That's right—  
it's NOW or NEVER      
Takin it cyberways to the      
street      
     
while they Tweet      
furious and faster      
without thoughts fully      
formed in their brains      
first and formost      
     
Sayin we're slaves to Leftist masters      
Not to our faces - punk bitches      
gotta do it Anonymous in a post      
     
I'm as black as the night      
except for my eyes      
you're afraid to look into      
   
You're as white as a sheet      
Might as well give up the ghost      
     
Surprise      
     
I got my Chuck D. cap on      
Motherfucker, YOU      
are the stereotype      
     
I got my Chuck D. cap on      
Don't believe the hype      
     
I got my Chuck D. cap on      
Motherfucker, YOU      
are the stereotype      
     
I got my Chuck D. cap on      
     
and I don't believe your hype      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
#BlackLivesMatter      
     
     
 
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Non-entry entry


Ahavati said:

He ain't lyin!




anna_grin said:

with a little self consideration the answer has to be no, sorry, as an entry comes bundled with the claim to be black or minority ethnic x

conversation and support is very welcome though!

thank you for your interest and I’ll be sure to create a comp you can enter soon!



My support comes in the form of song lyrics!

anna_grin
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JohnnyBlaze said:edit removed url

Non-entry entry




My support comes in the form of song lyrics!


thank you j! your non-entry entry is very much appreciated. still waiting on my guest judge x

slipalong
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We may have been coloured in a former life the "empathy of ethnicity running thro me"

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slipalong said:We may have been coloured in a former life the "empathy of ethnicity running thro me"

thanks, slipalong, this competition is based on empathy. BAME is an acronym widely used in the uk to mean black and minority ethnic and is used usually in context to providing an ethnic minority space in typically white dominated institutions. examples include art galleries, poetry collections, and community projects.

if you consider yourself a member of an ethnic minority, you may post an entry 🖤

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Anger of Raked over Coals

Where was the wasted warmth  
so long ago, the vital spark afore
as we were harvested and shipped ashore
cold ground beneath our feet, abhorred
wound cut deep that never bled  
 
Our roots we left behind, still anchored deep
the pot of brotherhood, hangs o'er the fire
an echo of drums and dancing feet
the spirits, call to one empire
so deep the hurt, so dire the need
 
Oppressions chains, bit like the devils kiss
white overlords the optimist's of greed
and all minorities, the urinal on which to piss
Martin Luther's dream never to concede
our colour, will always say believe
 
For am I white but feel your dark inside
to suffer with tide of right'
the stain of we feel in your outcry
and break the mould, not pacified
rise up, not dormant laid like screed
 
In remnant embers lie your hopes
and suffering, a Phoenix of identity
in happiness its shores and slopes
fire rekindled, sums todays philosophy
from each ghetto, breaking free
 
 
 
 
 
 
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thanks for that, slipalong. bit confused as you mentioned in your poem that you are white? should i consider your entry posted in support only?

Valeriyabeyond
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The Bottom of The L.A River

Injustice fed by piecemeal ground
to a fine powder mixed with flouride
and water from the bottom
of the LA river
 Like scavengers we feed
on subsistence,
nurse the toddy

Labeled a degenerate wet back
Our culture dejected, pattern,
thrown into preformed Anglo shapes
You don't know,

who I am
 
Laying ourselves down
on sheets of mica, honor kept
in books no longer used
stacked high as a nightstand
beside our multidimensional
dream filled mattress.

We sink, the sleeper cheapens reality
Deceived we build furrows with
broken collarbone's of our ancestors

Tending gardens of hope where rabbits
 and hares run screaming, for Alice
to rescue those who sink into the sieve,

who's reality ?

Generations,
their nescient behavior ingrained,
instinctually trying to escape.
Forever pasted  into a collage

Irregularities are not the imparities.
Nothing  could revive our faith
made numb by the whore,
 in her well of abundance

Tear off my ear spare me her lies.
Cauterise my sight I can't look
any longer at the spreading
of your spores your righteous indignation

The illusion instilled in me
has died, giving birth to a blackbird
who devours hate.
Far he travels to find your seeds
sprouting in desolate barren fields
where humans don't tread

Will peace be seen within
this formulated captivity?
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anna_grin
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thank you val x

slipalong
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I will delete it before judging

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anna_grin said:thank you val x

My pleasure

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slipalong said: I will delete it before judging

okay, i will take it as a support non entry, very much appreciated! x

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Diversity

Rolling down Crenshaw Boulevard,
The fall of nineteen eighty-nine,
Hanging out with the seniors,
Blasting NWA that one time…

It was my introduction to hip hop culture,
Accepted by others who were different than me,
A brown skinny nerdy fifteen year old kid,
Discovering an expression that was revolutionary.

See, when you’re an inner-city youth,
You live in a melting pot of various races,
Our school may have had tensions but to tell the truth,
I’m glad I saw so many different faces.

But us band kids, we were a special kind,
We worked hard because we had a common goal,
In all honesty, it was a second family,
It felt as if diversity completes the soul.

That time Edwin and Alfred and Marcio and I,
Ditched school just to do some wild shit,
As Fuck tha Police blasted out the speakers,
I felt a little cool because everyone could spit.

Over the years I made friendships across different cultures,
I’ve learned about struggles and personal histories,
They’ve been my friends, co-workers and family,
And that’s why #blacklivesmatter to me.
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thank you wallyroo xx

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