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The Chamberlyn Chronicles Continues!!!

For those of you who followed the first book of The Chamberlyn Chronicles and loved it, I’ll let you in on a little secret….. You don’t spend a good part of your undergraduate years working at The Candy Shop and not develop a Sweet Tooth…..

If you’re wondering, yes it’s intentionally greyscaled and blurred lol.

New stories coming soon.

-Poetic Ice

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Spectres and phantoms

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The inner city sky is set ablaze by the firefly orbs held within/
Quiet strangled the streets/
Only faint echoes of automotive ghosts wail in the distance/
One can smell it, the sky will cry soon/
That’s when the spectre will hunt/
Cloaked in the blue Laws, he prowls/
Shining his light on all that is fowl/
Ready strike with ferocity in the night/
Full of bravado, pride, and yes fright/
Scared of what he may or may not have to do is the spectre’s life/
But his prey, the phantom, has his own strife/
He must straddle the thin line of evil and good/
Fill the flame-riddled streets with bacteria, or live peacefully misunderstood/
Some of the phantoms will spread their outbreak, sending the Spectre into a frenzy/
His fear will cause all phantoms to wear the guise of am enemy/
The misunderstood will lose their innocence/
The spectre will lose his benevolence/
And the bacteria now takes prevalence in the once peaceful inner city streets/
No longer can the phantom walk them and feel safe/
No longer can the spectre feel capable without force/
No longer quiet are our streets under the flames/
Soon the sky will cry as we deflect the fallen names/
Oh what I wouldn’t give to just have those skies set ablaze again/
One without the spectres and phantoms living in sin.

Poetic Ice

I Spy

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I Spy with my little eye

Cell Phone footage depicting a young man die

Video of a people yelling WorldStar!! Instead of Why?

 

I Spy with my little eye

Tiny Cameras making violence a spectacle to see

With cheap data plans it’s damn near for free

 

I spy with my little eye

A society in need of rebooting

Especially after the addition of 9 more angels after a church shooting

 

I spy with my little eye

A world desensitized to acts of vulgarity and malice

A world where to many focus on achieving suction on their phallus

 

I spy with my little eye

A world where the youth are stolen and slain

A sick act that leaves families forever in pain

 

I spy with my little eye

A world ripe with sin

Sin that transcends the limits of the color of skin

 

I spy with my little eye

Tiny Cameras that capture the distrust of law enforcement

Showcasing the individuals of police brutality endorsement

 

I spy with my little eye

Fear and uncertainty in the worlds little eyes

All asking is this the day one of my friends dies?

 

I spy with my little eye

A world sick and deranged

And I ask you cell phone camera, is it too late for us to change?

 

Poetic Ice

 

Black to the Future: On the Misrepresentation of Black People in SciFi and Fantasy

Check out the truth of this article. where is the color in Science Fiction and Fantasy?

Black Millennials

By Anna Gibson

One of the most unsettling trends I’ve seen in mass media is the continual misrepresentation and outright erasure of black people. The history of misrepresentation is long. As late as the late 1800s ,”plantation narrative” novels such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, romanticize the notion of slavery, framing the slave master as a sympathetic hero. In the 1920s, Sambo was considered the buffoon with a wide ready grin and wide eyes, eager to please white men deemed superior to him. More recently, we’ve seen the stereotypical Angry Black Women in movies and shows like Empire and Madea.

And Science Fiction and Fantasy genre (hereafter called SF/F) are no exceptions.

The racism in SF/F isn’t always explicit; it’s usually subtle. An example of this occurs in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. The entire series is conspicuously absent of black people, except for the villains. Throughout the…

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Riot!

There was no indictment
Now we must seek enlightenment/
The fact that justice wasn’t served is grotesque/
So yes, you should protest!/
Revel in your unrelenting rage!/
But let positive change take center stage/
Let’s educate and vote, not burn Walgreens/
That’s destroying people’s livelihoods, ending their means/
Change the world with your voice/
This should be the obvious choice/
The riots give the corrupt just cause/
Now they’ll feel like they can choke, just cause/
Don’t fuel their need to follow you for no reason/
A self mandate to execute you for their meaning of treason/
With more senseless destruction how can we tell who is right?/
Education, and positive action will take away their might!/
A loud, destructive riot, is a quiet meek voice./
Grow louder by joint offices and influence the choice./
Become law enforcement, engage in things political/
Stop letting life make you invisible./
Don’t give those boys a worthless death/
Work for change with your dying breath/
It is time for a regime change/
It’s not impossible, with work It’s in range/

Work hard for change, rioting is pointless. It only harms the community you wish to represent. Change your world, don’t destroy it.

Poetic Ice

Founder’s Day

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Happy Founder’s day to my Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.!

Founded by Henry Arthur Callis, Eugene Kinckle Jones, Charles Henry Chapman, Vertner Woodson Tandy, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, and Robert Harold Ogle on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha became the first African American Greek lettered organization. From this point on they adorned themselves with intelligence, integrity, tenacity, and a bit of black and old gold then decided to never stop making progress. This great organization that’s been around for over 100 years has been a positive presence in our communities doing everything from cleaning, raising money and donating food, to helping people get registered to vote.

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The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. 

Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the    founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was established in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans.  Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

With the world being so dangerous right now for our young people, African Americans in particular, the guidance and assistance of the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha is needed more than ever. They are working hard and will continue to show rioters the light of voting for change in your community and educating our young men. Guiding them from the dangerous path to a better place in life. Work is never done, but Alphas don’t fear the challenge of helping their community. We have to help to make the world safer for us all. Rioting and looting won’t save our precious lost one’s, but voting and education can save so many more. Honor our lost ones by making sure the same thing doesn’t happen ever again.

First of all, servants of all, we will transcend all!

Happy Founder’s Day Bruhs,
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New Age Slavery

Still slaves
Building new age pyramids
And picking cotten, silks, and denim/
drinking that poison, smoking that venom/
Each day the ignorance works just enough to place another brick on the pyramid of another/
Just to pick new “Cottons” to impress and condemn their brother/
Its a shame that we breathe in the bullshit/
Flee from the pulpit/
And just don’t know how to quit,/
Being enslaved.
Building another’s pyramid until our tombstone is engraved/
But we don’t care because we feel that it pays,/
Because soon i’ll get that new pair of J’s/
Placing a top stone on another’s empire/
Whilst we don’t even notice our slavery because we don’t feel the sun’s hell fire/
We’ve been enslaved by the false status of the name brand/
As well as the lack of the ability to make a stand/
A stand or attempt to build your own “empire” or road to pave/
Its apparent that we’d rather be a modern day slave.