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Poet Aja Monet Confronts Police Brutality Against Black Women With #SayHerName

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“Melissa Williams,” Aja Monet reads, “Darnisha Harris.” Her voice is strong; it marches along, but it shakes a little, although not from nerves. She’s performing a poem that includes the forgotten names of girls and women who’ve been injured or killed by the police. She finishes forcefully, then pauses, exhales. “Can I do that again?” she asks. “It’s my first time reading it out loud,…

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I am honored to share “NoMaDs” with you all. Here is a song & poem I recorded while living in Paris with music by Buddy Sativa & Nicky Lars.  I am so grateful to have collaborated with my good friend Ben Connors to illustrate visuals for this piece and to have worked with Piers Dennis on filming the whole process.  I have so many dreams…

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❤ Last night I rambled in front of a beautiful room of souls. Thank you to everyone that made their way to witness my vulnerable heart. It was sold out. I’m honored to accomplish that here in my hometown of NYC. #cubana #poetry #storytelling

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TOMORROW!! “Querida Revolución, Soy Tu Nieta” December 6th, 2013 7pm-9pm $12before/$15at door. Purchase tickets at: PRESALE IS OVER AT 5PM TOMORROW. See you soon! #cuba #guantanamo #santiago #havana #ajamonet #poetry #nyc

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