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Poetry Corner: Middle Child

Y’all counted us out,

Dehumanized treated like animals,

Loaded us up,

Filled every slave ship on the list.

Deception is the tactic,

You’re jest all the woke strong ones are dying,

But the naive unconscious are lit. 

This is for all my brothers and sisters who jumped ship,

The thought and reality of captivity,

Too much so death was their only wish.

Freedom is my mission that’s why I can’t quit,

Disgracing my temple was never my shit,

My spirit came from the ancestors my only gift.

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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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