“Black and Brown Fight Tonight”

By David A. Romero [Excerpt]

 

Black

African-American

By way of West Africa

Transatlantic slave trade

From American plantations

To the first private prison

From the prisons to the fields

Fields to the factories

Factories to unemployment

Unemployment to poverty

The inner city

Smoldering

Almost no way out

But

Sports

Conditioning

Fists

Flying.

“Black and Brown Fight Tonight” is included in My Name Is Romero, a book of poetry by David A. Romero, published by FlowerSong Press of McAllen, TX. My Name Is Romero is available now at http://www.flowersongpress.com.

David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. Romero is the author of My Name Is Romero (FlowerSong Press 2020), a book reviewed by Gustavo Arellano (¬°Ask a Mexican!), Curtis Marez (University Babylon), and founding member of Ozomatli, Ulises Bella. Romero has appeared at over seventy-five colleges and universities in over thirty different states in the USA. Learn more at http://www.davidaromero.com

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