|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|BLUE JAY SINGING IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT - Jay||Dale Griffiths Stamos||
Jay Jarrell, a legendary "radio personality" from the 60's declares his freedom from formulaic radio in this career suicide speech.
|DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN EVOLUTION - Grace||Rae Binstock||
A reminder of all the time, energy, and blood that went into making change in the 20th century...and needs to go into change now.
|ETERNAL FLAME - Edna||Melanie Payne||
Edna is NOT going to let her in-laws cut her out of her beloved husband’s burial arrangements.
|ETERNAL FLAME - Maud||Melanie Payne||
Maud refuses to let her sister-in-law get “top billing” on her dear brother’s gravestone—even if it means a brawl at the cemetery.
|HOW BLOOD GO - Strong - Didi||Lisa Langford||
Didi explains what it's like to rot from the inside while appearing strong on the outside.
|HOW BLOOD GO - The Doctor - Didi||Lisa Langford||
Didi recalls seeing her/his grandmother prepare for a doctor's visit.
|HOW BLOOD GO - We're Worth It! - Quinntasia||Lisa Langford||
Quinntasia leads a vigorous workout while she lists all the health problems facing Black women.
|JUST A FEW FEET AWAY - Tom||S. Denise O'Neal||
A “reversal of fortune” takes Tom from the corner office to the street corner.
|Let Me Be Extreme||Elizabeth Gordon||
A riff on why we should be "extreme"—not in hate but in powerful, courageous, beautiful love.
|REPORT FROM THE STREET - I'm Praying For You - Homeless Person||MK Punky||
Despite feeling helpless and hopeless, a homeless person offers up prayers so that others may never have to feel this way.
|REPORT FROM THE STREET - Mental Illness - Homeless Person||MK Punky||
A homeless person lives under a freeway, by choice, to avoid society’s insanity.
|Speaks the Burning Bush - Burning Bush||Nina Gross||
The timeless, ageless Burning Bush (wrought of the earth's heart) shares its worldview.
|TRUTH ON TRIAL: THE BALLAD OF SOJOURNER TRUTH - Sojourner Speaks||Dr. Douglas W. Larche||
Sojourner Truth, near the end of her life, offers her angry prayer to the Almighty.
|UNCLE TOM'S NEPHEWS - Cleophis||Josiah Thomas Turner||
A black man relives a violent night in 1961 Birmingham, Alabama.