The Slowdown Black Lives Matter Playlist
The Slowdown stands in solidarity with the Black community against systemic racism and injustice. This playlist highlights episodes and poems that shed light on social justice, racism, and oppression, while celebrating Black lives and poets.
We’ve always believed in amplifying Black voices, and it’s especially important now. We believe in knowing when it’s time to listen. It’s time. #BlackLivesMatter
You can listen to the playlist on Spotify here or you can listen to the episodes below. Follow the links to see the full text of each poem.
248: [They will tell you that I was sick, that I was a drug addict.]
24: A Talk with My Grandson, Age Six
97: American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“You don’t seem to want it, but you wanted it”]
159: from here i saw what happened and i cried
252: Frequently Asked Questions: #7
320: How Can Black People White About Flowers at a Time Like This