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The Hustle

My first impressions of this poem, “Changes” by Tupac Shakur, which was written in the 1990s, is that I thought it would be about change in segregation.  It makes me feel helpless, yet, at the same time, frustrated. A line that especially evokes the first feeling for me is “Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares.” The […]

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My Question About “Changes” By Tupac Shakur

The big question is why is there police brutality? The poem answers this question by saying, “pull a trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero” The hero in that stanza means the police. Another example Tupac gives the reader in the 11th stanza where he says “the penitentiary’s packed, and it’s filled with blacks.” When I first read this poem […]

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The Bronx

The Bronx where everything goes down we call it the jungle where in the day time the train is the loudest thing on the blockand at night is the ambulance goes off, every one knows each other we like one big family but live in different houses  Print this page. Author Erald

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Where the Streets Didn’t Matter

The first time I touched A ballI wasn’t even that tallFour years to be exactI grew up to be six feetI am a magician with the ball they say to me i never been so happy in my life when i play growing in the street was hardmama telling me to stay out of trouble "it's no good"i kiss her tell her i'll be ok, […]

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