October 1, 2015 This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is South Plantation High School senior, D’Andria Smith. D’Andria will be turning 18 later this month and aspires to be an award winning writer. She says writing has become her outlet and safe haven and, in fact, her “heart beats for writing.” She can feel the words […]
September 23, 2015 This week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner is bluapple poet Marnino Toussaint. Marnino is a 19-year-old rapper, poet, and teaching artist for the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. He has been writing for six years now and has indulged in the art of spoken word and poetry since the age of 17. Marnino has fallen […]
On December 1, 2014, the Jason Taylor Foundation was honored to be one of 47 receptions of the prestigious Knight Arts Challenge Award for Louder Than A Bomb Florida. “We are honored and excited to receive this grant from the Knight Foundation,” said Jason Taylor, the legendary football hero who founded his non-profit organization in […]
As the Jason Taylor Foundation continues to reach new heights through the growth of its Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, it is with great honor that we announce the launch of the bluapple beginnings book project.
More than a dozen Broward teens recently took to the stage in a spoken word smackdown during the second annual Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network District-Wide Slam.