Best of 2016 #5:
Crystal Valentine – “And the News Reporter Says
Jesus Is White”
“How can she say Jesus was a white man when he died
the blackest way possible? With his hands up,
with his mother watching.”
Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2016! Coming in fifth on the list, “And the News Reporter Says Jesus Is White” by Crystal Valentine. Congratulations Crystal!
Best of 2016 #8:
Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter”
“It’s not that we don’t trust white people. It’s that y’all
really think my black looks better on you.”
Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2016! Coming in eighth on the list, “Hide Your Shea Butter” by Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad. Congratulations poets!
“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets
lost in translation.”
Don’t miss this excellent poem from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad, performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. You can check out more from Crystal and Aaliyah here, here and here.
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