The President and First Lady arrive in France.


I was reminded that this was Poetry Month. So, I’m going to try to make it through the month with a daily poem by Black authors.

These will be the Afternoon Open Threads.

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America

—Langston Hughes

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