Biography of Vince Rogers
Vince Rogers was raised in Atlanta's infamous Bowen Homes housing projects. After graduating with distinction from Frederick Douglass High School, he went on to attend prestigious Morehouse College on an academic scholarship. He has been active in community development and economic empowerment organizations for over twenty years. He is also an accomplished economist, specializing in urban development and international economics.
As a child he attended historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was baptized by the honorable Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. - “Daddy King'. He was highly influenced by the spiritual, cultural and social teachings of the church. Those ideals have inspired him to work to make the world a better place to live.
He is an internationally published writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, feature articles, film criticism and scholarly papers. His works were among the Official Inaugural Selections of 'I've Known Rivers' the Museum of the African Diaspora story project. He was the TimBookTu Featured Writer for December of 2006. His scholarly paper The Evolution of Shawntae Harris was presented at Vanderbilt University’s 'Smoke, Lilies & Jade' Lecture Series during the Hip Hop's Defiant Divas Conference.
He has also contributed to: Clean Sheets Magazine; On The Black Burner; Taj Mahal Review (India) Chicken Bones: A Journal; Thereby Hangs a Tale; Catalyst Magazine; Book Club News; Southern Screen Report; Pulp Magazine(Canada) Nghosi Books: Longing Lust and Love Anthology; 3 Lights Gallery(United Kingdom) Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University) Amistad Journal (Howard University)
You may contact Vince via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit his Website: www.vincevision.com
Vince Rogers's Works:
Wax Vainglorious: the Collected Works of li’l boy and Josephine’s baby boy Volume 1; Envisioned by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious
Published by Vainglorious Press
A collection of literary works that seek to elevate the conversation about Black life throughout the Diaspora, while also being entertaining, energizing and enlightening to everyone within the reach of my pen.
Vince Rogers Poems
Wild Hot Pants Take ‘em off In a Jungle groove
On Playing The Bongos
Whenever I hold the double bongos, I can’t resist playing
Two hearts join There is a union Love is complicated The transplant is rejected
Exotic Coveted Dancing Prancing Enchanting I yearn for her Forbidden
Why I Love Black Women
Fresh from my mother’s womb; new to the world was I
Shiva and Indians? ? ? ? Hin-du-far-I? ? ? ? Lion of Judah! ! ! ! Ras-ta-far-I! ! ! !
World Super Powers Plotting Earth’s Domination
I want to be beautiful I want to be whole
Blast Fo’ Me
You believe VOODOO is 'Spook'ee And Hey-Seuss was 'WHITE' But if I told you I saw some Darkie walk on water
Evil No weapons found A desert of deceit One more mother’s son died today
Necromancers Of Negritude
So hard to create in this state, as the Joy Stealers and Soul Snatchers patrol the High Road The Necromancers of Negritude have laid a path of sucked skulls and confused souls before us
I was so high I had to do something So I outstretched my bare arms, jumped in the air and landed on top of Kilimanjaro
The son of a King is a Prince and a Queen shall be called the woman whom the King takes for his bride. Yet the common man hears the call and fights on through it all, to change the world with no royal blood inside
I pulled my whip off the road, where there were no lights A detour on the road of lust, love comes at first site
I have no fear of joining the great gathering, that great gathering of all souls
To join the spirits of the quickened and felled, both those of the young and the old
For the reaper is a callous dealer and is no respecter of high station or place
Fame nor fortune buys his mercy and will not stave off his relentless chase
A King of peace can be viciously murdered; a small-town boy can be mercilessly lynched