Perhaps Donald Trump and mini Donald Trump, Governor (I’m going to make a run for President because why only make the lives of people in Kentucky hell when I can make all Americans lives hell) Bevin, thought it would be a good idea to send in boot licking, […]
Hannah Drake offers a powerful, inspirational message that has been heard in various arenas around the world. Hannah has had the distinguished privilege of opening for political and social justice activist, Angela Davis, National Book Award Winner and poet, Nikky Finney, author and motivational speaker, Iyanla Vanzant, honorable judge and TV personality, Judge Gregory Mathis, and rapper and music producer, BIG K.R.I.T. Hannah has served as a presenter at Ideas Festival at WKU and in Louisville, KY as a panelist with CNN chief national correspondent, John King. In April 2017, Hannah had the honor of curating an evening of performance artists for the Festival of Faiths entitled Compassion Rising which reflected how arts could have an impact on the compassion. In November 2017, Hannah’s poem Spaces was selected by the National Academy of Medicine to be featured in a national art exhibit that speaks to visualizing health equity. Also, Hannah was chosen as a 2017 Hadley Creatives, a partnership between the Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital to help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning. In December 2017 Hannah was honored for her work by the Kentucky Alliance of Against Racist and Political Repression.
In 2014, she joined Roots and Wings, a dynamic group of artists that seek to bring social change to their community. In 2015 and 2016, Hannah Drake, along with the members of Roots and Wings were able to perform their written plays, The West End Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
“Always leave crumbs & footprints detailing your greatness for those that are coming behind you.”
In 2016, Hannah’s poem Formation poem went viral being shared over 20,000 times around the world. A lover of writing and social justice, Hannah’s new blog offers commentary on current events and has been viewed around the world. Hannah’s work is filled with passion and truth, believing that communication is indeed the beginning of change. Hannah is the author of several works of poetry, Hannah‘s Plea-Poetry for the Soul, Anticipation, Life Lived In Color, In Spite of My Chains, For Such A Time As This and So Many Things I Want to Tell You-Life Lessons for the Journey. Her debut novel Views from the Back Pew was received with stellar reviews and was performed on stage to a sold-out audience. Her follow-up novel, Fragile Destiny has been hailed as life-changing. Currently, Hannah is working on a new collection of poetry and life lessons, entitled Love, Revolution, and Lemonade. Her powerful, honest delivery has garnered her the nickname, "Brimstone." More information about Hannah can be found at her website www.hannahldrake.com.
“I didn’t have the luxury of only loving my own children. My own mother, I remember being blue. Blue from the dark of the morning. When the moon would still be up, she kissing me and my sisters on the eyelids, us pretending to be asleep. She going […]
In today’s episode of, Black People Ya’ll Know Better, Hyatt Hotels Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion executive Tyronne Jenkins Stoudemire took it upon himself to do a diversity training exercise straight from the Pepsi Diversity Playbook of, “Dude, What In The Hell Were You Thinking?” (Who […]
***DISCLAIMER*** Anyone that personally knows me or follows my blog knows that I believe injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. At the outset of this blog let me fully state that I support any and ALL young people that are fighting for justice. Having said that, […]
***NO SPOILERS!!!*** This Thursday marked the premiere of Black Panther, a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by him and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela […]
Throughout history, White men have committed some of the worst, heinous, atrocious crimes against humanity. From the horrors of slavery, countless wars, the Holocaust, lynchings, and Jim Crow (just to name a few), White men have been at the helm. White men have invaded and devastated entire continents. […]
Once again America sits in silence, stunned by another school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At the time of this blog, 17 people have been pronounced dead. That is at least 17 families that sent their child/children or mate to school today on February 14, 2018, […]
In another episode of “Black women tried to tell us,” the media is “outraged” about Donald Trump’s and John Kelly’s handling of Rob Porter and the abuse allegations levied by two of his ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby. Really? Are you really that outraged? If only there […]
I hate networking.
Typically, when I get an idea for a blog, I jot the idea down and know that I will work on it eventually. Usually, I am waiting for a sign to start writing or somehow, I intuitively know all the information I will need to make my point […]