A Brief History of Police Brutality: A Workshop by Linda Wiggins-Chavis

This summer Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) hosted a variety of anti-racist educational programing to bring depth and specificity to Bethlehem’s conversations about race and anti-racism. One such program was a series of workshops on theories and histories of race and racial justice, facilitated by teacher, activist, and writer, Linda Wiggins-Chavis. Though the workshops are…

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“Ebony’s Flaws:” A Poem by Corey Riotz

Ebony’s Flaws: Spoken-word Performance Lyrics: See black is beautiful, I’d never change my color for another  But sometimes I feel like I can’t trust the others or my brothers  so it’s hard for me to stand here screaming black lives matter When genocide became  a cycle since that crack pipe shattered  And it’s so hard to…

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“The American Dream:” A Poem by Milo Wilson

“The American Dream” I woke up today in the dark…  Where other people’s words were clouding my judgement…  Where every mirror was either blacked out or shattered…  To them my wounds don’t matter as long as they can keep their stature…  I WOKE UP TODAY… IN THE DARK..  I couldn’t feel my heart..beat As I…

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“RYDA”: A Poem by LindoYes!

“RYDA” Spoken Word Performance “RYDA” Lyrics I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Ghost   (Aye)   Where I’m going? No one knows   I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Ghost   (Aye)   Where I’m going? No one knows   I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Rydin, I’m Ghost   (Aye)   Where I’m…

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