In my first semester of college I wrote a short poem for a homework assignment. My English professor Dr. Jeff Koloze, asked If I had ever considered publishing any of it. I had written poetry in the past and the only person I ever let read it is my best friend David Binion. My passion is African American history, and I find it somewhat despicable that my people have suffered some of the greatest atrocities known to man. As I began to write the poems contained in this book, my own personal tragedies resurfaced and took center stage. These stories are not discussed in the public sector as quickly as tragedies to other races are, and some or most of them are viewed only as a statistic. It is my wish these poems can offer some liberation that is brought on by absolute hatred of one’s own race and those who may hate you.