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Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (250K Views!)

Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (250K Views!)

 

 

“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets
lost in translation.”

 

Congratulations to Crystal & Aaliyah on topping 250,000 views on this marvelous poem. Watch more from Crystal and Aaliyah here.



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Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (CUPSI 2016)

  Performing at CUPSI 2016. “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.… Continue Reading

Link Round-Up

Link Round-Up

      Hi, hello and welcome to the new Button Poetry weekly link round-up! We’ll be scouring the internet, finding the coolest news in poetry, spoken word, and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul literary world. As we kick things off, it’s impossible to miss the fact that we are now a month out from losing the Purple… Continue Reading

Crystal Valentine – “Black Privilege” (500K views!)

    “Black privilege is me having already memorized my nephew’s eulogy, my brother’s eulogy, my father’s eulogy, my unconceived child’s eulogy.”   Congratulations to Crystal Valentine on topping 500,000 views on YouTube! See more of her work here, here, and here.   Make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store!… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 48

    “Will it reimburse me for my cousin’s casket? Will it unbury his body? Will it remove his name from a tombstone?”   Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Crystal Valentine, Johnny Osi, Sean Mulroy & RJ… Continue Reading

Best of 2015 #5: Crystal Valentine – “Black Privilege”

    “Black privilege is me having already memorized my nephew’s eulogy, my brother’s eulogy, my father’s eulogy, my unconceived child’s eulogy.”   For the next five days heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top videos on Button from 2015! Coming in fifth on the list, “Black Privilege” by Crystal Valentine. Congratulations… Continue Reading

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