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Current Week #62 Spotlight 



A-B-C's (a historical alphabet of) Black Americans or the 
  Economy of E-Bonics by Saleem Abdal-Klaaiq - nsa@vgernet.net
IN MEMORIAM by Padmore Agbemabiese - agbemabiese.1@osu.edu
DOLLARMITE JUSTICE FOR DIALLO by Crystal Cartier - CartierX@aol.com 
I'M NOT SURPRISED by Gloria Ware - gpoet99@aol.com
WHOM DO WE BLAME? by Shaun Cecil - unteteunbois@usa.net
FREE YOUR MIND: A SLAVE'S PERSPECTIVE by L. Bishop - omega2@excite.com 





ARCHIVES: Check out the growing collection of Poem of the Week Submissions!
WEEK 1 - Jonesin' by Tasha T. (Blakbutterfly) - The Greeting by Shawn Goins - When Is? by Patricia Smith WEEK 2 - THE WEDDING NIGHT by Monica D. Blache - IF BEAUTY WERE THE SKY by James London - VISION QUEST by Rashim "the DreaM" Bradley WEEK 3 - The (1st) Kiss from Donald Conley - 360 from Maseo999@aol - If I Had My Way from David Weeks - Sista's from Karen Roberts - KAYC918@aol.com WEEK 4 - The Box from Karen Roberts - If You Don't Want A Connection - Rose Ford - By Now from Tyese Dantzler - Poem to Mourning from Salem - nsa@vgernet.net - Dreams from Eric Egerson WEEK 5 - Encounter from Evelyn Day ONILLA@aol.com - Blank Pages B. Amaru Afeni Cobham - a/k/a Mocha cobhamb@wcsub.ctstateu.edu - A new Look on Life from Taheba Byrd - a/k/a Sunshine Taheba.Byrd@LMCO.Co - Strength of My people Tamshi Williams -neffam@hotmail.com - Can I Just Be Me? from Pam McCullough - FYNEZZ@aol.com - White Heat by Ajani Kush- PASSAGE2000@HOTMAIL.COM WEEK 6 - I'm Hurting by Diana Cepeda - REVELATION CHAPTER 1:10-11 by Padmore Agbemabiese - agbemabiese.1@osu.edu - FOR THE LIFE OF PROGRESS by Shatina - Shatina@aol.com - Good Natured by Nadeen King - MsNadeen@aol.com - Night by Akilah H. - jazisag@mindspring.com WEEK 7 - Let Me Take The Throne As Your African Queen by Marilyn A. Marshall - L1A9R6B8Q@aol.com - Love Complications by Angela Jones-Carr - Angela Jones-Carr@siemenscom.com - Loveless and Fearless by Phaedra Davis - fay@vgernet.net - LoveLost (Black Relationships) by Roderick Harmon - mrarsen@hotmail.com - I Think You Need Back Up by Vet (Gifted One) - When Least Expected by Demeterius Smith - demetes@clemson.edu WEEK 8 - No Prayers Goes Unanswered by Sidney Singleton - sawsingl@jps.net - First by Sharyn Hunter - murfuss@aol.com - The Lonely Diva by Christopher Hare (Valentino) - poetic_joker@yahoo.com - Powerless by B.Henry - b.henryjackson@gibralter.net - the all-purpose poem, generic aisle no.1 by Rose "BamBam" Cooper - cooper@acm.cse.msu.edu WEEK 9 - I Loves me some Black Women by John Riddick, Jr. - JRiddick24@aol.com - Untitled by Craig Gill - CGILL@US.IBM.COM - Colored by Katherine Smith - ksa@ont.com - Dreams of Bob by Dawn London - dawntanya@hotmail.com - Blu by Susan L. Harrigan - Suli98@aol.com - My Life In Review by Jerod Frazier - jerodf@clemson.edu WEEK 10 - Longing by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - You Are My Black Woman by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - One Moment by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - Can No Longer Hold Our Peace by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - Man in the Hills by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - Mirage in the Sky by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com WEEK 11 - OUT TOO LATE by James London (jaylinlo@hotmail.com) and Taheba "Sunshine" Byrd (SunshineByrd@hotmail.co - LOVE IS by James London (jaylinlo@hotmail.com) and Tasha Tavaras (poetess715@aol.com) WEEK 12 - What You Did by Karen Roberts - KAYC918@aol.com - the breakup, chapter two by Jaci LaMon - mhcwoman@aol.com - A Promise by Lita - BoNitaLita@aol.com - Cyber Convo by Pam McCullough - FYNEZZE@aol.com - Sleep Walkin' by Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq - nsa@vgernet.net - Retrobution by Shawn Goins - sagg@methode.com WEEK 13 - Thank You by Demeterius Smith aka Flite - demetes@clemson.edu - God Bless the Child by Tracy Evans - TEvans4248@aol.com - Life by Padmore Agbemabiese - agbemabiese.1@osu.edu - Come Fly With Me by Shatina - Shatina@aol.com - If by Mocha Cobham-Hawkins - Mocha1913@hotmail.com - little drummer girl by Rose "BamBam" Cooper - cooper@acm.cse.msu.edu WEEK 14 - From Me to You (Some Soul to Keep) by Donald Conley - jrconley06@juno.com - Life - by David Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - Inspeech life, love and faith by Rashim Bradley - bousin@hotmail.com - Untitled by Eric Egerson - prince_soul@hotmail.com WEEK 15 - Writer's Block by John Riddick - Writer's Block by Roderick Harmon - Correction Fluid by Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq - construction zone by Rose "BamBam" Cooper - Why I don't submit my poetry by L.K. "Rose" Ford - When Two Poets Argue, Who Owns the Copyright? by Walt Goodridge WEEK 16a - Ease by moni - moni@nichemarket.com - Between The Drops by moni - moni@nichemarket.com - Threshold by moni - moni@nichemarket.com - 5 DAYS REMEMBERED by moni - moni@nichemarket.com - I Lived During the Time by moni - moni@nichemarket.com WEEK 16 - MERRY CHRISTMAS by L.K. "Rose" Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com - STORYTELLERS by L.K. "Rose" Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com - THE GROOM'S PLEDGE by L.K. "Rose" Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com - PLEDGING MY LOVE by L.K. "Rose" Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com - LIFE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A SERIES OF WORDS by L.K. "Rose" Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com WEEK 17 - Waiting by Pamela McCullough - FYNEZZE@aol.com - Waiting for You by Chris Hare - poetic_joker@yahoo.com - Mixed Emotions by Susan L. Harrigan - Suli98@aol.com - Not of Me by Phaedra Davis - fay@vgernet.net - Reflecting on Love with Neff by Dawn Landon dawntanya@hotmail.com - Mama by Ajani Kush - passage2000@hotmail.com WEEK 18 - FATHER, FORGIVE ME by Demeterius Smith aka Flite - demetes@clemson.edu - I AM SORRY by Eric Egerson - prince_soul@hotmail.com - ME-AGAINST-ME by Brian Henry - b.henryjackson@gibralter.net - WINTER'S WOE by Jerod Frazier - jerodf@clemson.edu - FEELINGS ON AN AUTUMN NIGHT by Padmore Agbemabiese - agbemabiese.1@osu.edu WEEK 19 - SOUL OF THIS MAN by Shawn A. Goins - sagg@methode.com - WHAT IS SUCCESS? by Shawn A. Goins - sagg@methode.com - NO MORE TEARS by Robin C. Porter - z_porterrc@titan.sfasu.edu - ONE MOMENT IN TIME by Rodney Coates - coatesrd@casmail.muohio.edu - HOW TO MAKE LOVE WITH YOUR CLOTHES ON by Amaziah Thompkins - amaziaht@hotmail.com WEEK 20 - SENSE OF SMELL by The Art Spirit - theartspirit@hotmail.com - FROM MAN TO WOMAN by Chuck Reimer - genex@cybrzn.com - IF I HOLD MY HEAD STILL by Carmelita - BoNitaLita@aol.com - SOUL SEARCHING by Angela M. Jones-Carr - Angela.Jones-Carr@siemenscom.com - CIVIC CENTER by Aqeela El-Amin - Aqeelaw@aol.com - DUNGEON by Ronnie Clark - rclark79@hotmail.com WEEK 21 - SLAVES FOREVER by (10 year old Eryn M. Hewitt) - galina@mail.peds.LSUMC.edu - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN LUTHER KING by Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq - nsa@vgernet.net - CAN NO LONGER HOLD OUR PEACE by David L. Weeks - conqlion@hotmail.com - COULD IT BE ME? by Jerod D. Frazier jerodf@clemson.edu - a millennium protest chant by Rose "bambam" Cooper - cooper@acm.cse.msu.edu WEEK 22 - HE LOOKED BEYOND - by Monique N. Fradieu - definitivediva@yahoo.com - COBWEBS IN THE CORNER by Sandra Bushell - SatinFrog@aol.com - 5AM by Tyese Dantzler - destiny113@hotmail.com - SOUNDS FROM AN OPEN DOOR by Paul Dahlke - UNKNOWN FACES by Marilyn Marshall (c) MBeeHoney@webcom.com - A BLACK MAN by Tina Marie Clark - lryicist@bellsouth.net

WEEK 23 - AFRICA by Padmore Agbemabiese - agbemabiese.1@osu.edu - revolution conversation piece by Genez Singletary - asingletary@bcbs-ga.com - WOMEN LIKE ME by Ajani Kush - passage2000@hotmail.com - I AM A RAINBOW by Rose Ford - ROSEFORMS@aol.com - YOUNG BLACK MAN by Trend (VeraCity) Truesdale (c) ttruesd@clemson.edu - UNIVERSAL BLACKNESS by Alonzo Carr - Angela.Jones-Carr@siemenscom.com Weeks 24 to present

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