Poetry Corner: Art of Deception

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Everything that shines ain’t a diamond.

I’m not the jeweler but I can point you to the mine,

Desired of money is the thing that runs this societal program,

Without that you can’t control our minds.

Promises of reparations was the first cloak after slavery to save the dire situation,

Giving the people what they’re really worth is the only “no no” of capitalization.

The legalization of free prison labor would turn out to be just as major like the taper before the fade,

An impossible blend otherwise like court cost and fines on top of receiving unbelievable jail time.

Equality is the binding staple of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech,

Maybe one day we’ll act on what we preach,

The only thing the World could teach my Black skin is freedom and tomorrow isn’t promised.

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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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