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Scorched Sanguinity by TS Hawkins [featured during The Souls of Black Folk II: The New Jim Crow]

Join us for a special live taping of your favorite daily talk show A Bird’s Eye View, your source for all things fleek, fresh, and fashion forward. And what’s more fashionable these days than . . . social justice and mass incarceration! As we do with all the trends, we’ll be bringing you the latest from streetwear to spoken word, dance to divertissement (that’s games, viewers!) – and even a step-by-step guide on how to avoid being racially profiled in your day-to-day. Liberty and Justice don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into this time, but when do they?!
A multidisciplinary group of Philadelphia artists have been working in residency since Fall of 2015 to create new work inspired by Michelle Alexander’s award-winning book, The New Jim Crow. The book explores race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States. The resulting piece is a theatrical journey through the book using song, dance, poetry and more. FEATURING: Cara Blouin, LaNeshe Miller-White, Cheyenne Barboza, Danielle Cole, TS Hawkins, Tieshka Smith, Nandini Sikand, Charles Ellison, Karen Smith, Joshua Campbell, and Amelia Longo!


  1. Lauren Telting ColombMay 3, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    WOW. what a read.

  2. Elizabeth J CantafioJuly 11, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    Prophet TS Hawkins...ASE!

  3. Wow! I got chills reading this. Thank you. I have to share this.

  4. Brilliant work, biting. URGENT. One of your very best. I read it 5x in a row and the rhythms and themes are banging, banging in my head like a kettle drum. Hit home.

  5. "Privilege tastes like never having to pen a poem such as this..."
    Had to share!


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