The Black Panther as Afrofuturist Womanist Vision

The Black Panther movie is a womanist vision of Black womanhood thriving in a Black-centered culture and universe.

“Simon the Cyrenian Speaks” by Countee Cullen

A gospel- and culture-inspired work from Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen

What I Believe About the Bible (A Poem)

What I believe about the Bible is really simple. It’s the basis of the Good News that’s called the Gospel. In Second Timothy, chapter three, and the seventeenth verse, The … Continue reading

Caution Tape (A Poem)

Caution tape is yellow in color. Someone’s been murdered; another brother! In cities across the USA, the young have fallen; they’ve gone astray. Chalk lines show where a body was … Continue reading

Lecrae and Shai Aren’t Your Problems: The Conscience and Christian Hip Hop

The squabble in Christian hip hop has more to do with our conscience than it does with our artists.

Remembering James Baldwin

When the Church adopts prophetic stances in response to injustice, we give society a small glimpse into the heart of God.


Each day is a gift. May this poem help you see fresh mercies from our Lord!

You Should See the Poets In Autumn Tour

Thabiti Anyabwile gives three reasons why you should check out the Poets In Autumn Tour!

Spoken-Word: “Let Freedom Ring”

Daniel King-Robertson drops a sobering piece on social injustice — a potent reminder in times of turmoil in the culture given the recent police killings.

“grounds of an embattled Moses”

The recent onslaught of unarmed black men being slain by American law enforcement officials is a tragic injustice — one causing confusion and pain among many, even the most innocent of our society. Isaac, an unarmed black man, wrote this verse contemplating that.

The Flower of Salvation

Tony Carter switches it up by coming up on the porch with a poem about TULIP — not the flower — but the doctrines of grace. It’s Calvinism in verse. Preachers and pastors have a seat on the porch, but so do the poets. Come join ’em!

Meet the Brothers: Trip Lee & Louis Love

With the launch of Trip’s latest CD, Rise, we revisit our interview with him earlier this year.

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