Video link to a slam poem by poet, theatre actress, activist, speaker Mary Black (b. 1993)



Due to copyright, we cannot publish the words of this poet's poem written in 2016, entitled Quiet, but we can provide you the link to her reciting it :


[CBC News video link] :  (4m:39s)


Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information available about this Ojibwe poet from Manitoba, Canada.  But we were moved by her powerful slam poem for it tells the harsh reality of way too many people of the First Nations of Canada.  The history of systemic racism and horrendous abuses they've been subjected to for generations has had, and continues to have, grave consequences.  It's a truth which should not be kept quiet, and Mary Black isn't keeping it quiet... any longer.


Mary Black's Facebook page :

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Written on 2022-05-23 at 00:00

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