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Where Are The Shows?

Where Are The Shows?
By Kristin Richardson Jordan

where are the tv shows
showing us how to liberate our hood
showing our people walking free
and our humanity understood

where are the shows
showing our old in all their glory
showing the wisdom of age
and revealing life’s true story

where are the shows
showing us how to unlearn what we’ve been told
shows showing us how to speak up
shows showing us to be bold

where are the shows
with a clear vision of our purposeful past
where are the shows
to inspire our youth to stand fast

where are the shows to make our community last

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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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