Poetry Corner: Nothing Was The Same

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What is it to be Black in America? I say be prepared to be hunted and gunned down like predators.

As a youth my eyes were like everyone else’s, blinded by the very elusive fortune and fame.

I was an athlete celebrated for talents, never my academics, back then I couldn’t see the balance.

I used to cut classes trying to avoid labels like geek, and the now common term lame I was ignorant just couldn’t escape the mind frame.

Always benevolent now a humble educated man willing to stumble I speak my mind never again will I mumble.

I started learning an educated people cannot be tamed from that day forward, “Nothing Was The Same.”


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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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