In it

Editor’s note: This poem is part of our #SpreadTheWord poem of the week series, featuring work by Chicago artists based on Injustice Watch reporting. The poem was inspired by our co-published article with The Triibe, ‘Analysis: Black Chicago youth are disenchanted by 2020 election options, but hope for a progressive future’. For more poetry in this series, click here.

A Whittenberg

We’re all in this together
we’re all in this together
we’re all not in this together
because after
we’re not in this together…
we will surely


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A Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she weren’t an author, she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her written novels include “Sweet Thang”, “Hollywood and Maine”, “Life is Fine”, “Tutored and The Sane Asylum”.