By Rich Blackmon
“Sometimes racism works out in Black people’s favor, it doesn’t happen often, it happens rarely, but when it happens it’s fucking sweet.”
The Black bourgeoisie need not yearn for Atlanta
Thy kingdom awaits in Newark!
White flight with no return ticket twenty minutes outside of Manhattan
The Black middle-class remains unmolested by Karen in Forest Hill and Weequahic
Harlem and Bed-Stuy look on in envy as house music plays under luxury towers
We got a Whole Foods downtown
But it’s still soul foods
Crime is down, reformed police, development up, with no demographic change
Brick City is a unicorn
The Black capitol of the Northeast, a chocolate city indeed
Let us revel in our reign, until the Latinx majority
Rich Blackmon is an award-winning slam poet, satirist and Black elitist.
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