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TV One's #VersesAndFlow Presented By Lexus

I had the pleasure of attending the taping of 2 episodes of TVOne's "Verses And Flow" hosted by the very handsome Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls, Sparkle)

The show features spoken word artists and a performance from a some of our favorite artists. Tonight's highlights included a powerful piece called "The System" by Prentice Powell, Megan Falley's touching and eye-opening poem about depression, and a 2 man piece by Miles Hodges & Carvens Lissaint. The piece that resonated the most with me was "Born" by Storm Thomas. Thomas is a transgendered male and his poem was about what it is like to be Black and transgendered in America.  
"Being Black in America means trusting your rapist more than you trust the police"
That line punched me in the chest and had me clutching my inhaler! 
The Performances Anthony Hamilton is not only a great singer and entertainer, he is a wonderful human being! Always humble, great father, and an all around n…