Poetry Corner: Be Free

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I remember as a kid I use to stick my middle fingers up to Uncle Sam,

Just hanging with my boys for laughs thinking I was the man.

As I got older I realized I was a coward,

No better than the white man hiding behind sheets screaming Klu Klux Klan.

Ima take stop running and take a stand fight for my reparations,

At the end of the day I’m just trying to feed my fam.

Instead of send me down state to the plantation or hang me in the yard from the tree,

Why must I fight to be free?

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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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