This is a truly beautiful book. It's large format hard cover, edited by E Ethelbert Miller and illustrated by Terrance Cummings and the chapter headings include Freedom, Celebration of Blackness, Love Poems and Healing Poems. The paper it is printed on is even a tactile delight.
And the poems, the poems! Names I know (Alice Walker, bell hooks, Public Enemy, Maya Angelou) and so many names I don't - but the poems sing, sing consistently, which is what I seek in a collection of poetry, political and otherwise.