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    "America, Hear Me Now" Virtual Anthology

     

    This anthology consists of artistic and written responses from PreK - 12th grade Buffalo Public School scholars, showcasing their reflection of racial injustices and the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others. This page will be continuosly updated through June 19, 2020, as scholar submssions are received.

     

    Show Me Now Young People

    Lydia Moore, Attendance Teacher

     

    Show me now that you will show up when it counts
    Show me now how you will activate your thoughts
    Will you step up with your mind when you are taught
    Will you stop to think before found at fault? 
    Who told you that what you had to say didn’t matter?
    Who told you that it’s too late for Black Lives to Matter?
    The time is now you have been called
    The time is now to rise again after the fall……………………………SPEAK!!!

     

    Student anthology piece

    Jacob Harts, Grade 4

    School 30

     

    School anthology piece

    Bianca Virgil, Grade 2 & Carlee Virgil, Grade 4

    School 30

     

    Student anthology piece

    AP Language & Composition Student

    School 195

     

    Student's written reflection

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    ja'Quan L. Cook, Grade 7

    School 27

     

    Student's written reflection

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    Angel Tuyishime, Grade 8

    School 95

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Deshawn Davis, Grade 8

    School 27

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Kayla James, Grade 8

    School 27

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Nicholas Charles, Grade 11

    School 302

     

    Student Reflective Piece

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    Morgan Thompson, Grade 9

    School 304

     

    Student Reflective Piece

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    Keing Taylor, Grade 7

    School 95

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Devyn Lillie Pompey, Grade 8

    School 95

     

    Student Reflective Piece Student reflective piece

    Student reflective piece Student reflective piece

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    Anjolie Butler, Grade 8

    School 27

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Anonymous, Grade 12

    School 304

     

    Pic from student video

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    Sha'myah Roland, Grade 8

    School 97

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Jason Hoefler, Grade 6

    School 94

      

    Reflective piece  Reflective Drawing

    Dupreme Robinson

    MBK Mentor

     

    Student reflective piece

    Anonymous

     

    Student reflective piece

    Anonymous

     

    Student reflective collage  

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    Anisa Lee, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective poem

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    Madina Mohamud, Grade 11

    School 305

     

    Student reflective drawing  

    Jayson Fletcha, Grade 5

    School 3

     

    Student reflective art

    Casey Tufts-Ludwig, Grade 8

    School 156

     

    Student reflective drawing

    Nadia Dorasami, Grade 7

    School 95

     

    Student reflective piece

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    Noah Myles, Grade 10

    School 305

     

    Student reflective art

    Salina Sherpa, Grade 7

    School 45

     

    Student reflective art

    Jontavis Adams, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective writing  

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    Synphany Harrison, Grade 5

    School 192

     

    Student reflective writing  

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    Kymira Keys, Grade 10

    School 335

     

    Student reflective writing

    Student reflective writing

    Student reflective writing

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    Muslima Kaboke, Grade 9

    School 305

     

    My Poem in Reflection of Racial Injustices

    Hate and Injustice, Racism and Fear.

    I am afraid. Destruction is near.

    It is killing. It has spread.

    Many hurt and many dead.

    All are unique. Why isn't that clear?

     

    Tara Land, Grade 5

    School 195

     

    Student reflective writing

    Fahim Rahman, Grade 7

    School 195

     

    Student reflective writing

    Ramisa Ali, Grade 4

    School 72

     

    Student reflective writing

    Amala Fisher-Barrett, Grade 6

    School 156

     

    Student reflective writing

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    Khatro Aden, Grade 8

    School 19

     

    Student reflective collage

    MD Seyam Ali, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective art

    Makhi Norris, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective writing

    Antonio Taylor, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective writing

    Alyssa Oyoyo, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective art

    A Creative Outlet That Is Meaningful To Me Is Music. My Family Was Really Big On Music When I Was Growing Up So Now That I’m Getting Older Music Is My Outlet To A lot Of Stuff. When I’m Stressed Or Upset I Listen To Music To Take My Mind Off Whatever is Stressing Me Or Upsetting Me. Listening to music has always been my way to clear my mind. And I love seeing paintings of African American women I feel like those painting have a powerful meaning.

     

    Niya Cromer, Grade 10

    School 305

     

    Student reflective writing

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    Hasan Jamil, Grade 7

    School 195

     

    Student reflective art

    Angelise Hernandez, Grade 9

    School 305

     

    Student reflective writing

    Jasmine Tucker, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective art

    Eshrak Hossain, Grade 4

    School 54

     

    Student reflective art

    Taslima Akter, Grade 10

    School 156

     

    Student reflective art

    Aniah Thomas, Grade 9

    School 304

     

    Student reflective writing

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    Jayona Hawkins, Grade 10

    School 302

     

    Student reflective writing

    Marsad Ahmed, Grade 7

    School 66

     

    Student reflective art

    Snow White, Grade 6

    School 69

     

    Student reflective art

    Vivaya Elinge, Grade 8

    School 156

     

    Student reflective art  

    My artwork was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement Power Fist. While it has different meanings, I have interpreted it through art in my own special way. While the fist, in my eyes, shows that we should fight for what is right, it has evolved over time. The fist represents as a gesture for liberation for those in the black community in the ongoing fight again racism. The powerful symbol was adapted by The Black Lives Matter Movement after the death of Michael Brown in Missouri in 2014. I drew my art to show peace and equality. Symbols were presented while the drawing was being created, as I thought about it deeply. 

    1. Rusty Broken Chain - The chain shows that slavery is in the past, and yet it still remains a part of history and the inequality we see today.
     
    2. The Peace Sign (Hand) - The hand represents one of our people saying goodbye to inequality.
     
    3. The Peace Symbol (BackGround) - The symbol expresses acceptance and equality to everyone, no matter the skin tone or race.
     

    Omar Pizarro, Grade 11

    MBK Fellow

    School 305

     

    REFLECTION OF RACIAL IN INJUSTICES AND THE TRAGIC DEATHS

    .AHMAUD ARBERY

    ON FEBRUARY 23,2020 AHMAUD MARQUEZ ARBERY,

    25- YEAR OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN

    WAS FATALLY SHOT NEAR BRUNWICK IN GLYNN COUNTY GEORGIA,

    WHILE JOGGING ON HOLMES ROAD JUST BEFORE THE INTERSCETION

    WITH SATLIA DRIVE IN THE STALIA NIGHBORHOOD.

    .BREONNA TAYLOR

    BREONNA TAYLOR A 26-YEAR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN WAS FATALLY SHOT BY

    LOUISVLLE MERTO POLICE ON MARCH 13.

    .GEORGE FLOYD

    GEORGE FERRY FLOYD JR. WAS AN

    AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN WHO WAS

    KILLED BY POLICE DURING AN ARREST

    IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

    ON MAY 25 2020.

     

    Alissa Walker, Grade 5

    School 3

     

    Student reflective art

    Melak Muhi, Grade 6

    School 19

     

    Student reflective art

    Say Meh, Grade 6

    School 19

     

    Student reflective art

    Say Meh, Grade 6

    School 19

     

    Student reflective art

    Shataya Davis, Grade 6

    School 19

     

    Student reflective art

    Snowaye Nu, Grade 6

    School 19

     

    Student reflective art

    Muzahidul Islam, Grade 6

    School 156

     

    Student reflective art

    Nan Min, Grade 5

    School 94

     

    Student reflective writing

    Grade 6 Student

    School 79

     

    Student reflective art

    Isabella Candelaria, Grade 6

    School 79

     

    Student reflective art

    Carleena Williams, Grade 6

    School 79

     

    Student reflective writing

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    Angelina Sparks, Grade 6

    School 79

     

    Student reflective response

    Student reflective response

    Student reflective response

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    Mohammed Hindawi, Grade 6

    School 79

     

    Student reflective writing

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    Donald Gibson, Grade 10

    School 304

     

    Student reflective art

    Student reflective art

    Mirah Norman, Grade 3

    School 6