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Black on Black Rhyme bringing poets together for healing

Black on Black Rhyme bringing poets together for healing
Black on Black Rhyme bringing poets together for healing
Posted at 6:45 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 03:06:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee-based poetry group is spreading awareness about domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Tuesday morning with a look at how they're using words to help others heal.

Black on Black Rhyme is bringing poets together for an afternoon of poetic healing.

The group is welcoming poets and other artists to speak out on sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Through a grant partnership with FAMU Project Safe, students who may be afraid to speak out are getting an alternative chance to open up.

Black on Black Rhyme regularly hosts open mics, often times focusing on certain topics important to people in the community.

The founder of Black on Black Rhyme says artistic expression is an important way to cope with things going on in life.

"A poem starts with a thought, an idea, a concept, or an event," said Keith Rodgers, the Founder of Black on Black Rhyme, "and by you writing it down, if it happened to you, it's therapeutic, it's self healing. Now once you express it, it becomes therapeutic for someone else who may have went through it."

Anyone is invited to perform or just listen.