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Kween Yakini

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  1. Greetings Everyone and Happy 2020'


    I am feeling energized by what is still yet to come for me and continuing my journey.  I recently went out to perform and it felt great being appreciated by the crowd.  Here is a little clip of me.







    1. Mel Hopkins

      Mel Hopkins

      I would like to see your performance but this link isn't operational.

  2. Kween Yakini Reaching A New Milestone
  3. I am learning why I must be patient when it comes to planting the seeds. For some seeds take a long time to grow like trees from the roots out of the ground until they touch the sky, and some are like bulbs that sprout up after a few weeks. Some need more water than others and some only need a few drops, but I still need to give them the time that they require to grow. For example, as I was going about my day having my first book signing event, I ran into another soul. And, this soul recognized me and knew that we would work together. My point is take every opportunity because they are the bread crumbs that will lead you to your destiny. So now I sit back and wait for my seeds to grow into what ever they are meant to be for me. The lesson has been learned, and patience is indeed a virtuous trait to have. Peace!
  4. We all realize that the media really knows how to do a good job at painting Black people in a certain light. They are good at convincing us to hate on each other, and good at convincing us that nothing will ever change. But I disagree, because I was able to create a profound change in my own life by using the power of my mind. And I know without a doubt that we all have the power to change, if that is what we truly desire. So, I published my book to show them the truth about who we are, and that one of our greatest powers is the ability to change. "Woke: A Poetic Journey" (available on Amazon.com) is my testimony. So, I really hope you will read it with an open mind and heart, and let it touch your soul. Thank you, Kween Yakini Poet Writer Spoken Word Artist Blogger Self-Published Author
  5. SHE IS A MAN EATER BUT SHE KILLS THEM WITH KINDNESS She Said: I am Impressed by your Confidence And you must be the Bravest of Hearts If you dare enter my Room Some men never come this close For they fear it will be their Doom Because this is the place where a Lion’s Heart may be consumed And most men can’t fathom all the Hidden Galaxies That I have planted inside my Sacred Womb But I see you're bravely standing here before me Trying to Taunt me with your Dark and Very Long Spear Tell me King is it your Burning Hunger that draws you near? But please beware Beloved for your Pride has No Sanctuary here Yes in due time you will surrender All your Love without any Fear And like a Queen I will give you Flames of Passion And show you all the Mercy my Sweet Darling Dear…
  6. New Blog Post "Art Is Never Taboo"  By:  Kween Yakini 








  7. Kween Yakini's Book Signing Event August 2018
  8. Hey did you know that I'm A Proud Alumni of 

    Medgar Evers College

    Class of 1996


    1. Troy


      I had two interns from MEC this past semester I'm going to shout them out in upcoming newsletters.

    2. Kween Yakini

      Kween Yakini

      I had a great experience there a lot of love all around.  I hope it continues to be a beacon of pride for the communities.  Also, I would appreciate any suggestions on how to elevate my current book project.   Peace be with you Troy 

      Forgot to mention the late Honorable Dr. Betty Shabazz who I had the pleasure of meeting when I attended school there.  Good Times! 

    3. Troy


      Also the home of the Center for Black Literature who hosts the National Black Writers Conference which was the brainchild of John Oliver Killens.


    Hello Everyone,
    My First Book Signing Event will be on 
    August 4th, 2018
    African Art Bookstore
    880 N. Military Hwy Norfolk, VA
    From 1pm to 5pm
    If you come through you will be able to purchase my book and I will personally sign it for you.  I really hope you can attend.  Peace!
    For More Info Contact Me At:  Wokethejourney@gmai.com 


  10. Thank you Troy I really and truly value your feed back, so please do not hesitate to share your thoughts. I also appreciate your good tips as well. I will post this without the music too and that way you can just hear the piece. I am still learning when it comes to videos, so feed back is what I look for. Much Appreciated Troy! Hi Troy, I tried to attach the video but the file size is too big to share here. Do you have any suggestions that could help me share it here. Thanks!
  11. This is the link for My New Video "THE TRUTH" From My New Book “Woke A Poetic Journey” and it is now available for purchase at Amazon.com https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=-Dcn_6LRao4&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRriAEfw57W8%26feature%3Dshare
  12. Greetings Friends and Family, Today I am happy to announce the release of my new book Woke A Poetic Journey which is now available for purchase on Amazon.com I am so proud of this book because it demonstrates the power of the mind And what a I can do when they put my whole focus in to one thing This book represents the power of words being transformed into thoughts And thoughts being transformed into action And then actions being transformed into a physical form or manifestation And I am honored to be able to share this collection of work with you I truly hope that you will support me on this continued journey Thank you Family, And as always I wish you Love Light and Blessings! https://www.amazon.com/Woke-Poetic-Journey-Sharran-Taylor/dp/1732371008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528344463&sr=8-1&keywords=woke+a+poetic
  13. Greetings Family Today I am very proud to announce that I will soon be releasing my first book entitled “WOKE: A POETIC JOURNEY” I will be publishing this book independently, and it will soon be available for sale at various online venues as well as in paperback form upon request. The years that I have spent writing this book has been a labor of love for me and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Please stay tuned as more announcements will be coming.
  14. FREE YOUR MIND FROM TOXIC ENERGY http://kweenyakini.blogspot.com/2018/04/free-your-mind-from-toxic-energy.html We must begin to let go of anyone and anything that does not serve our purpose if we want to achieve elevation. This was one of the most important lessons that I had to learn through my journey. Because I discovered that when I was holding on what I thought I needed, it was preventing me from finding what I truly needed. I also found that our growth is born from our pain and that we have to morn our losses and then move on to our next level. Because negative energy can not co-exist with positive energy therefore one must replace the other. This means letting go of any toxic relationships personal or business in order to cleanse your environment. This process will hurt, but it will also release you and allow your mind and spirit to rise. Then you will begin to focus on the things that are meant for you and this is when you will find peace and true happiness. There is an old proverb that says: “When one door closes another door will open”. Ase’
  15. https://kweenyakini.blogspot.com/ Creative Minds Have the Power to Heal By: Kween Yakini Creative minds were born to be different For our purpose is to touch others with our light And creative thinkers will continuously evolve Because we are the ones who make the others think And we usually have awareness of many things Because we always take notice of our surroundings So, our perspectives are constantly expanding We are inspired by things like moon lit nights And the beauty of the sun Creative minds are the music writers Because there is music in our souls And Art is the fuel that drives us Performing feels like church to us So, we give each other praise And we will face our fears So that we can bare our souls Even if it feels like our heart is about to bust out of our chest Because that is what we were meant to do Creative thinkers interpret their feelings And recite their thoughts We are magnetic to other souls They feed off our energy Because there is force inside us Creative minds are unique spirits And we were made to heal souls
  16. Black Bodies © 2018 Kween Yakini Black bodies Black bodies We use to chill with the hotties Now the police got us screaming It’s Murder like Irv Gotti Black bodies Black bodies They must think killing black folks is a hobby Send a rescue squad ASAP We are under attack like Benghazi Black bodies Black bodies The police look like They wanna kill somebody We felt sick When the bullets hit Couldn’t believe the MF emptied the whole clip Black bodies Black bodies We use to like to party We didn’t cause trouble We didn’t bother nobody We use to cruse in cars We use to be here on earth But I guess now we flying high With the stars
  17. GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN When I was a child I loved writing short stories because it felt like I was transporting my mind to another world. And when I was a teenager I got involved in the Hip Hop Scene and I began writing verses and rhymes just for fun. Then I stopped writing, and I tried doing all the things that I thought would bring me happiness like work, family, and so on. But my creative energy always kept rising up inside me. So, I tried doing Arts and craft, and small projects to keep my mind busy. But I it didn’t have a true passion for any of those things. Later in 2013 I got divorced, and eventually I started dating which is a whole other story, but let’s just say I learned a lot. By 2015 I quit my job which I absolutely hated and I began feeling lost and unsure. Until one day I started to write again as I did many years ago. And I began to write every day. I started out writing simple short poems and then they grew in length and then I began to write about my perception of life. So, I decided to start a page on Facebook, and my page grew to over 11,000 likes. I could not believe that this was because of me and my words. But I continued writing until one day I decided to perform Spoken Word, which turned out to be one of the most profound experiences of my life. Now I have several platforms on social media and a Youtube Channel. And today I am ready to speak about my journey and write about it because I am ready to manifest my dreams. So, today I’m telling my story to whoever reads this because I feel like if I write it, then it becomes an affirmation. And like the Beloved Luther Vandross used to sang it “A chair is still a chair even if no one’s sitting there”. So, I may just be a chair but here I am. Thanks for reading Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kweenyakinipoetry/ https://www.facebook.com/kweenyakinisharran/?view_public_for=1576328289347392 Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCDoduDLKNn3vrpsXD0mc1g?view_as=public Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kween_yakini/?hl=en
  18. BEING A BLACK GIRL By: Kween Yakini Please don’t tell her that she’s too pretty to be a Black Girl Don’t let her think that life would be better if she wasn’t so Black Now I even hear some Africans bleach their skin because they think Dark skin is wack Can you imagine that? I just don’t understand why some Black Girls don’t love being Black And why some would rather lighten their complexion cause they want to be anything other than dark black It’s sad that they should ever learn to think like that and sometimes I just want to give them a little smack How did so many of us get so off track? I think most of you know the answer to that But now it’s time for us to praise our young girls Time to help them get their confidence back Cause all Black Girls are Lit and that is a #Fact!
  19. Thank you Troy. I'm sure that it would. I do a good deal of spoken word. Please check out my YouTube channel when you get a chance. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCDoduDLKNn3vrpsXD0mc1g?view_as=public
  20. HOW MUCH DO I LOVE ME? JUST LET ME COUNT THE WAYS Written By: Kween Yakini 3/18/18 I like sipping on ginger honey tea I like meditating to center my chi No, I don’t like soda or colas I prefer a Salted Carmel Mocha Frappuccino Because I imagine that’s what I taste like Yeah you heard me right And my favorite colors are Red, Black & Green Summa Yawl know what I mean I like writing my name on a black board with Chalk I like summertime strolls along the boardwalk I like midnight moon gazing And my favorite ice cream is Rum and Raisin Some think that I’m spoiled Cause I like to rub down my skin with Shea Butter and Coconut oil I like playing in Video Arcades I like playing Checkers, Dominos and Spades Because I’m a jack of all trades And if you on my team then you’ve got it made I like fruits and veggies I like Manicures and Pedi’s And oh yeah, I like garlic bread and spaghetti But I make a homemade sauce Cause I cook like a Boss I don’t like Guns but I do love roses I like music slow I like music fast I like music that make me wanna back that Azz I low key like getting glammed I like the adrenaline I get after a Poetry Slam Yeah, I did that Because I know I can And two of my favorite foods Are Cornbread and Yams I love strolls through in the park And watching Old School Martial Arts Yeah and, I do my best thinking after dark So if you ask me again I’ll just have to say How much do I love me? Well just let me count the ways!
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