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According to Denise P. Isaac, BLACK is intended to assist in minimizing the stereotypical behaviors,
hate, disrespect, rejection, denial, and misunderstandings that some people have concerning
Black children and to understand the things that they so often encounter. Her poetry speaks
to the children about who they are and gives them a platform to build their self-esteem and
confidence by reading and reciting poetic verses…. There’s NO SHAME in being BLACK….
While socially conscious citizens from the nation’s streets and communities are rallying for the
cause of Black Lives Matter, Denise is voicing her concerns through the spoken word of poetry. BLACK is one of the first colors that artists decided to use in art and their masterpieces
BLACK is a color that can be mixed with other colors to enhance and change them
BLACK is the combination of all other colors and races including white and being without color
BLACK is versatile, accommodating, flexible, rewarding, necessary, and enduring. BLACK is specifically tailored to Empower, Encourage, Inspire, Educate, Uplift and Enlighten
Black children for a lifetime. It is a tool that belongs in every home in America. Although much
of the poetry is based on the struggles and negative encounters experienced by Black children and their families, it is told in a way that gives hope and vibrancy to those who listen to the words.