Hip Hop as Self-Empowerment

When we can, we love to collaborate with the other after school programs.  The dance program was asked to prepare an assembly for today, so some of the boys in our Poets with Class program collaboratively wrote a rap to perform between dances. The song they wrote was inspired by the self-love and self-empowerment songs that the girls in dance had chosen to dance to.


Black Power – Rap

back power!
back power!
back power!
back power!

Verse 1:
I love black race that’s the color of my face
And not slavery cuz you’ll get maced
Black and white people should have the same taste
Stop being racist that’s a simple closed case
Martin Luther king walked thousands of miles

Verse 2:
Martin Luther King
turned the world upside down
Turn black people’s frowns into smiles













































“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.