About the Founder and Staff

Ayvaunn Penn, founder of Your Black Poets, is an actress, poetess, and award-winning writer. Her book of poetry and short stories entitled Ephemeral Moments is available on Amazon.com. In addition to having served as a senior editor for Your Black World, she has a BA in English and philosophy. At this time, she is earning her MA in theatre with a focus in playwriting.

Click here to see her full bio and explore all things exclusively Ayvaunn.

April Taylor

In addition to being a Your Black Poets contributor, April Taylor is a writer and activist who values every individual’s right to freedom, expression, and equality.  As a blogger for Your Black World, she tackles sociopolitical issues such as mass incarceration, racism, and income inequality.  She has studied mathematics and actuarial science and is a life long lover of poetry.


8 Responses to “About the Founder and Staff”

  1. bob July 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    wish best…Barack..BRIGHT capable man..I AM midaged white,3rd/2ndshift,etc.etc.n all THAT…I TAKE atttude of NEED healthcare reform to…WHY soo many would give HIM,supporters SUCH A *$*@ time of it is BEYOND me..THINGS can happen…n HAS…HOW many big Fortune 500s have DISAPPEARED,merged,downsized,TEMPED out HALF the backrm functions n all the rest of it…TO A POINT can UNDERSTAND why someone in a WEAK union,specialized trade,etc.MAY get *$*@ BUT white bubbas in some *$28 half baked small biz,factory in some right to work state,et.cetc. Blah blah blah n can see were goin w/THIS….

    DEMS came thru w/PBGC,EEOC,works comp,Soc.Sec.etc.etc.THINK REPUBS would..YESTERYEAR countryclub Rockerellar type REPUBS DID…I GUESS HORTAIO algier HOPES die hard…IS lot of stuff…Underground econ to..STIlll..ONLY soo much time,nergy,$,etc.

  2. bob July 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    I KNOW WHA I have gone thru…CLEVELAND OHIO area…LOT of *$*@…Games..ACROSS the board…NOT sure WHA it is..look up said..let u decide..AFRAID ‘ed n meds’ biz has coopted,false sense of n all THAT…NO idea if FUTURE events aka $99 keythob computer sticks are THeeWave or not..or a http://www.bioCurious.org or orrr….SAD REACHED point NEED to be a NONprofit,on COSE or gov assistance…OR work for someone WHO STILL has coverage…I SEE THOSE #s goin DOOOOoown…. EDUCATION… LOT of debts n doubts…n THAT chorus growing… I DO NOT work for ANY of these crews..or ANYthing mentioned in previous blatherblogs….SURE seen allllll the articles questioning FOR profit crew…WAS a CULLING of PUBLIC univ.PRGRAMS,etc. NO idea HOW issue 5 will affect all THAT ultimately… IS something called FREE UNIVERSITY..u tell ME if any good…NO accrediatiation…YET..THEN again got homeschooling…TO be HONEST..FEW actually asked for ACTUAL schools…ONLY had 2 outfits had ME to do a mathtest..2 had me do a DRUG test..THINK ONLY one…one of those Homwowerns warehouse deals…PROBABLY fear someone running over a customer or Orrr..or insulting someone orrr…n so it goes…PS..I aint @sickt.com…USED that as NONtracker monicker…hey…IMAGINE alll the *$*@ floaating around OUT there…

    NOEWland … Kickstarter.org, Freakonomics,kinkonomics.,SpaceX.com Bluebrainproject.com,Tesla,ITER,naonoRadio,Airshipone…

  3. bob July 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Barack is BRIGHT..Barack is Right..barack is around for RightFight and never goes away in Flight or Fright….

  4. bob July 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Civil war….SOUTH..1864..TALK or leg to ENLIST black soldiers..THAT is desparate..FORTUNATELY South fight CONVENTIONAL war..if had fought a Nam type war MAY have ENDED differently…END result would have been same I THINK…considering NON quality of union gear,muddy roads,DANGEROUS steamengine driven trains,boats,disease,no GPS,etc….U get the idea….

    PS..U are a attractive friendly lookin gal..take that for wha worth…Enjoy poetry..Reading…

    • ayvaunnpenn July 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

      Why thank you, Bob. I’m glad you enjoy the poetry. Take care

  5. theartandthepen March 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    You are my sunshine blogger award winner 🙂

    Congrats and thanks for sharing your great work!



  6. Sreejit Poole October 26, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    wow, I love your page. Keep up the good work.

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