Akeem Olaj – “Black Boys, Die Easy” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“To be a black boy at this moment in time
is to have all your bones broken & still be expected to stand.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Akeem Olaj, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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