a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
The Negro blood flows like the Nile River,
Where ancient civilization came from.
When talking about the Negro,
People would like you to believe the Negro has know place,
When fact is the Negro has been here from the beginning.
You can never stop the Nile flow just like the Negro.
Speaking of the Negro,
Who has been considered a lesser being,
When the truth came out, picture what they were seeing:
Images of me, images of the young God,
Reduced to the Negro,
So you wouldn’t know.
Tony Coles was born on the coast of Mississippi. Also he grew up on the coast of Florida, Pensacola, to be exact. He writes: “I made some bad decisions in life, but I’m glad to have learned from my mistakes.”