This list is by no means the best of the best or anything. I just feel like they're important to share with the world. I hope you enjoy!
If you are into spoken word, you should probably know of or be subscribed to the YouTube channel, Button Poetry. It has an incredible collection of spoken word pieces from poets of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and so on. I've chosen some of the many great pieces that have spoken to me on so many levels.
This list isn't in any order of how great they are, by the way.
That being said, I would like to start off with my favorite post of the bunch:
1) "Dear White America" by Danez Smith
2) "Hella Black" by Mahogany L. Browne
3) "When a Black Man Walks" by Neiel Israel
4) "cuz he's black" by Javon Johnson
5) "For Emmett Till" by Dominique Christina
6) "Black Privilege" by Crystal Valentine
7) "Kelly" by Zenaida Peterson
8) "How to Find a Heaven You Don't Deserve" by Will Evans
9) "Dark Skin" by Tova Charles
10) "For Bayard Rustin" by Danez Smith
Bonus: "Ask a Black Dude" by Gabriel Green
There are other many great poems by black poets that you can check out such as this poem about black womanhood, this one about gentrification, and this one titled "Tell Me Again How You Don't See Color."
The photo used in this banner is not mine, and I would like to give credit to those over at hammer.aclu.edu for taking this beautiful picture.