Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Kiona Davis, a senior at Dillard Center for the Arts.  Kiona is a passionate poet and a brilliant singer. She often meshes together those two art forms to create magic. Kiona is a vocal major at Dillard’s Visual and Performing Arts program and also the winner of the recent […]

In the spirit of The Season, and inspired by one of our all-time favorite holiday songs, “Christmas in Hollis” by Hip Hop legends, Run DMC, the Jason Taylor Foundation wishes all of you the happiest of holidays with this original video. Season’s Greetings and thanks for an amazing 2015!  

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Chris Etienne, a sophomore at Blanche Ely High School.  Chris goes by the stage name Zyro (pronounced zero) and has great appreciation for the anime “Naruto” as you can see from his picture. Just like Naruto, Chris is on a journey toward greatness. His most powerful jutsu is poetry […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Anne Louis, a junior at Blanche Ely High School and president of the school’s poetry club, UTP (Unique Tiger Poetry).  Anne has been writing since the 7th grade and says “Poetry is my way of releasing emotions, basically my diary lives through my poetry.” Today we highlight Ms. Louis’ […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Amanda Ferreira, a senior at Western High School. Her poem “Basquiat” was inspired by the painting Leeches by Basquiat himself. Amanda said, “In my poetry club at Western High School, we had an assignment to write a poem in response to the painting. My interpretation of the painting relates […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Jeffrey Odera, a senior at Miramar High School.  Mr. Odera, whose stage name is $oflo Jeff, is both a poet and an aspiring rapper who has been writing since “the very day life decided to wake me up and openly invite me to what society and mankind really is”.  […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Rodeferledine Alexis, a freshman at Florida Memorial University. Ms. Alexis, a 2015 graduate of Boca Raton Community High School, moved from Haiti 4 years ago and, when she was 12, began writing poetry in her native French and Creole. At the age of 14, Rodeferledine began writing in English […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Joshua Bullock, a sophomore at Western High School. Mr. Bullock has a passion for words and is currently on a mission to write a new poem everyday using the word of the day supplied by dictionary.com. He also “really likes Oreos”. Today we highlight Joshua’s original poem entitled Where […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Alabaster Henry-Bruce, a senior at Northeast High School. Ms. Henry-Bruce is not only an amazing poet, but also a talented actress who is considering the pursuit of her love of the arts as a full-time career. Alabaster recently took 2nd place at the Word Up Poetry Slam. Today we highlight Alabaster’s […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday poet Marie S. Saint Fort, a senior at Deerfield Beach High School. Ms. Saint Fort was a participant in the recent 2015 Word-Up Poetry slam. Her most evident traits may be her passionate, joyful spirit, and love of poetry. Today we highlight Marie’s original poem entitled Where I Come From. Where […]