Poetry Corner: Another Country

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Never forgetting from who we came a long distance,

Our shade a little different,

But still skin of my skin.

As time passes nothing changes,

They still rip us limb from limb,

They show us no mercy ’cause of our melanin birthed into sin.

You’re prejudice say we have no character,

Based upon my features passed down from blood of my blood, kin of kin.

My rendition of James Baldwin.

Like him I wish “Another Country” we were in.

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Evan Wheeler hails from Camden, NJ. Most know him as Huey X, which is his selected born again name. It was selected by his love of Huey P Newton and Malcolm X who he follows for their beliefs and looks up to as his mentors. Huey is a well educated brother by the standards of college, as well as being a self taught activist and revolutionary through his experiences in life. He also thinks of himself as an entrepreneur being involved in so many different fields that include: poetry, writing, youth advocacy, business development, investing, and production. He is, “Always looking to advance the culture & legacy ".

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